Tag Archive for Marriage Equality

Want to Overturn H8? Find Out How This Saturday!

Last month, civil rights advocates all over California, and the nation, were horrified & depressed by the passage of Proposition 8, the marriage equality ban. However, there has been some good news since Election Day. The California Supreme Court has agreed to the legal challenge of Prop 8, due to the legally questionable way it…

NY Times on The Court’s Prop 8 Challenge

Look what I found in today’s New York Times. Apparently, they can’t see why the California Supreme Court should allow Prop H8 to stand. Why? Read this: The court has correctly determined that the equal protection clause prohibits governmental discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, which extends the right of marriage to same-sex couples.…

So Much for the “Black v. Gay Divide”

One of the most disingenuous memes from the post-Prop 8 fallout in California is that “African-Americans don’t get along with gays and vice-versa”. Nothing could be further from the truth… Especially for people who are African-American AND LGBT! Here, take a looksy at this protest in LA’s historically black Leimert Park neighborhood last weekend. See…

The Gift of Equality

On Saturday night, I went out to the historic Orange Circle to join some friends in asking for a special gift for the holidays. We weren’t asking for anything expensive or extravagant. All we really want is equality.

Join a Candlelight Vigil to Repeal H8 Tomorrow Night

I just spotted this at the always great DFA-OC Weekly Progressive Calendar, and I wanted to share it with all of you. We have a great opportunity now to keep up the momentum of the last two weeks in peacefully protesting the “legal?” discrimination that is Prop H8. The state supreme court is hearing the…

Outside the Gates of the Temple

One of the largest financial backers of Prop 8, the initiative to take away fundamental rights & set the stage for an entire rollback of equal rights for all, was the leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (aka Mormons, LDS). That’s why civil rights activists took to the streets again…