Monthly Archives: May 2009

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“First They Came For Us…”

This past Tuesday, the California Supreme Court instituted mob rule. In their 6-1 ruling to uphold Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage, they set a dangerous precedent. It is unclear that the people of America yet understand how dangerous it is. What the ruling does, in

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Primer on Marriage Equality

Are you looking for the right words to say to refute the ridiculous arguments being made against marriage equality? Here are some talking points from the ACLU. Rev. Candace ChellewThe founder and Editor Emeritus of Whosoever, Rev. Candace Chellew earned her Masters of Theological studies

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CA Prop 8 Ruling – Some Comments

More Light Presbyterians: It is incredulous that legal, equal and civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and their families were not protected by either the Court or the electorate in a state within a country that is committed to life, liberty and

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CA Supremes Do the Supreme Wimp Out

As many New England states and Iowa (for pete’s sake) move to approve marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, the state that has been the trendsetter for equality has taken a giant step back as the state Supreme Court upheld the discriminatory Prop 8

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The Big Razzle-Dazzle

This whole week of news has been dominated by Dick Cheney’s roving dog-and-pony show. Frantically trying to keep himself from being prosecuted for the very crimes for which we indicted the Nazis after World War II, he’s filling the atmosphere with razzle-dazzle. Our former Vice-President

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All But Marriage in Washington State

Washington state Governor Chris Gregoire has signed a law expanding rights to gay and lesbian domestic partners. Surrounded by about 300 people — most of them gay and lesbian couples and their children — Gov. Chris Gregoire on Monday signed legislation giving registered same-sex domestic

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Marriage Equality Good for Business

Republican party chairman Michael Steele has said that allowing marriage equality for gays and lesbians will be an expensive proposition for businesses. “Now all of a sudden I’ve got someone who wasn’t a spouse before, that I had no responsibility for, who is now getting

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First, Do No Harm

With the election of President Barack Obama, many of us believed that our allies had taken charge. During his campaign, the President gave every indication he would reverse the cynical, demonizing course of our military on gay issues. Then came the inaugural invocation by homophobic