Monthly Archives: April 2009

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Partial Repeal of DOMA at Hand?

The Advocate is reporting that there’s a move afoot in Congress to repeal parts of DOMA – the federal Defense of Marriage Act that prevents the federal government from recognizing same-gender marriages. Legislative aides familiar with the discussions say a handful of congressional leaders have

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Marriage Equality in NY?

It could come to pass! New York Governor David Paterson will apparently be asking the state legislature to revive a 2007 bill that would grant marriage equality to gays and lesbians! AP sources: NY governor wants gay marriage bill Let the justice roll down like

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The “Scoop” from Amazon

I sent a note yesterday complaining about Amazon’s de-ranking of my book Bulletproof Faith: A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians. The story has been all over the Web. The note sent to me from Amazon made this lame excuse: This is an

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Bulletproof Faith “De-Ranked” by Amazon

My book, Bulletproof Faith: A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians has been de-ranked by Amazon. Apparently, Amazon has decided that gay and lesbian books are “offensive” and are “adult” material and they don’t want them turning up in searches and offending anyone

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We Heart the Heartland

Iowa’s approval of same-sex marriage is a vindication for Midwesterners. For a long time, they’ve been seen as rednecks and rubes. But as those of us who live in the Heartland, or have family there, can attest, many are simply decent and well-meaning folks. Because

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Around the ‘Net

Here are some stories you may have missed: – Steve Waldman and BeliefNet sheds light on Rick Warren’s recent equivocations over his stand on same-gender marriage. I hear backpedaling is good exercise – Rick could use some. – Conservative columnist Jack Elgin – in a

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Hard Life for Iraqi Gays

While we rightly celebrate the marriage victories in Iowa and Vermont these past few days, it’s good to remember our LGBT brothers and sisters whose struggles are greater than our own. In Iraq, for instance, homosexuality it against the law, and the LGBT movement there

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Blair to Pope – Use Your Brain, Man!

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has a message for the pope – time to ditch the church’s official homophobia! “We need an attitude of mind where rethinking and the concept of evolving attitudes becomes part of the discipline with which you approach your religious

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Let’s Hear it for Vermont!

Vermont becomes the fourth state to legalize same-gender marriage. The legislature overrode the governor’s veto by a decisive margin: The Legislature voted Tuesday to override Gov. Jim Douglas’ veto of a bill allowing gays and lesbians to marry. The vote was 23-5 to override in