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Domestic Partnership

Bigotry Watch

Catholic Church Sent Representative To Oppose Florida Domestic Partnership Bill

by David Badash ● 2:43 PM February 20, 2013
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In what can only be viewed as an extension of Pope Benedict XVI’s declared international religious war on gays, the Catholic Church actually sent a representative to speak out against a Florida domestic partnership bill yesterday.

Civil Rights

Florida Lawmakers Just Defeated A Domestic Partnership Bill In The Year 2013

by David Badash ● 6:43 PM February 19, 2013
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Florida lawmakers today actually could not bring themselves to vote for a domestic partnership registry bill — not a same-sex marriage bill, not even a civil unions bill, but a domestic partnership bill.

Marriage

Gay Marriage Bill Defeated In Wyoming, But Domestic Partnership Advances

by David Badash ● 5:13 PM January 28, 2013
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Wyoming has defeated a same-sex marriage equality bill in committee, but moments later advanced a domestic partnership bill.

Jean Ann Esselink

Michigan Couple Take Judge’s Suggestion To Challenge State’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:01 AM September 11, 2012
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Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer, a lesbian couple from suburban Detroit are fighting laws banning them from marrying and from adopting children as a couple.

News

Lesbian Loses Baby After Santorum-Linked Hospital Tells Couple Domestic Partnership Invalid

by David Badash ● 1:05 PM August 20, 2012
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A pregnant same-sex couple went to a Las Vegas hospital where they were told their legal domestic partnership was invalid, as far as the hospital was concerned.

Civil Rights

North Carolina Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment One Passes, Reactions Pour In

by David Badash ● 9:43 PM May 8, 2012

North Carolina’s Amendment One passed by a huge margin. Here are statements by groups against the constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriage.

Civil Rights

Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment Would Also Legally “Divorce” Some Straight Couples

by David Badash ● 10:39 AM April 10, 2012

An anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment in N.C. would also have the effect of divorcing all legally-recognized heterosexual unions that are not marriage.

Bigotry Watch

Governor Scott Walker Attempted To Kill Same-Sex Couples Hospital Visitation Rights

by David Badash ● 4:44 PM April 9, 2012
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Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker last year attempted to prevent same-sex couples from accessing their legal hospital visitation rights, despite state law.

News

Catholic Church Deploying Parishioners To Help Repeal Washington Gay Marriage

by David Badash ● 11:19 AM April 6, 2012
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Seattle’s Catholic Archdiocese is deploying parishioners and using Church resources to collect signatures to put Washington’s gay marriage law on November’s ballot.

Civil Rights

Gay Marriage: Washington State Will Be The Next To Get Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 10:46 AM January 24, 2012
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The state of Washington will be the next state to deliver the right of same-sex civil marriage equality to its 6.8 million citizens.

Civil Rights

Why I Don’t Believe In Gay Marriage

by Stuart Wilber ● 11:00 AM September 1, 2011
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There are lots of reasons I want to get married – none of them are because I’m gay. I want a real marriage, not a gay marriage, legally recognized everywhere we go.

Bigotry Watch

Michelle Malkin: “Google to Pay Heterosexuals Less Than Homosexuals”

by David Badash ● 2:45 PM July 1, 2010
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(Image and caption on Michelle Malkin’s website. Nice, huh?) While extreme Right Wing bigot and self-hating demagogue Michelle Malkin complains about her parenting responsibilities, tweeting, “I am my kids’ summer day camp chauffeur. My minivan needs a meter. ,” her guest blogger Doug Powers penned this nasty piece of homophobic, right-wing ridiculousness: “Google to Pay [...]

Civil Rights

The 39 Questions Both Sides On The Prop 8 Trial Must Answer Today

by David Badash ● 1:42 PM June 15, 2010
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Proposition 8, California’s November, 2008 offense against America that bans same-sex couples from marrying, has been on trial — federal trial, that is — since January. The federal case, technically Perry v. Schwarzenegger, concludes this week, with closing arguments starting tomorrow, after months of hiatus. Judge Vaughn Walker has presented both sides with a total [...]

Discrimination

The Internet Responds To The Times’ Gay Marriage Op-Ed: “Reconciliation”

by David Badash ● 1:26 PM February 23, 2009

As I said, “the Internet is abuzz today“. There were many, many commentaries, including mine, below, on the Tmes’ Op-Ed, “A Reconciliation On Gay Marriage“. What I found fascinating is there were so few in favor of it. My own piece, An Embarrassing Reconciliation On Gay Marriage, has some strong misgivings and questions the authors’ motives. It [...]

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