Tag Archives: gay

Speed Read: Zero not low enough

Idaho has asked the Ninth Circuit to let it skip the first round three-judge panel in its appeal regarding its state ban on same-sex couples marrying. GOProud says news of its shutting down is greatly exaggerated. GLAD sues the maker

Speed Read: NOM at Supreme Court

The National Organization for Marriage is seeking U.S. Supreme Court intervention in its effort to defend Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage. The Houston City Council passed Mayor Annise Parker's proposed non-discrimination bill. Senator Orrin Hatch says anybody who doesn't think

Speed Read: Houston vote today

The Houston City Council votes today on whether to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Maine's commission on campaign ethics votes today on whether to penalize the National Organization for Marriage for failure to comply with the

Speed Read: Montana’s time has come

Montana now has a lawsuit pending against its ban on same-sex couples marrying. The latest Gallup Poll finds support for recognizing marriages of same-sex couples at a new high. And LGBT leaders in San Diego make clear they want strong

Speed Read: Idaho poised for Friday

A federal judge in Oregon is expected to rule any day now on that state's ban on same-sex marriage. And a federal judge In Idaho refused to grant a stay of her decision striking that state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Two edges of the same sword: Lessons from the Becker Book, Part 2

New York Times reporter Jo Becker's book paints an angry confrontation in May 2009 between the board of the American Foundation for Equal Rights and and four key LGBT civil rights legal activists when AFER unveiled its plans for a

Speed Read: Aiken wins in N.C.

Openly gay American Idol star Clay Aiken appeared to have won the Democratic primary last night for a U.S. House seat from North Carolina. Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky says in Vanity Fair that Rutgers student Tyler Clementi's suicide

Driving Rosa Parks: Lessons from the Becker Book, Part 1

Now that the great public gnashing of teeth has subsided over New York Times reporter Jo Becker’s history of the Proposition 8 litigation, Forcing the Spring, it appears the idea of dubbing Chad Griffin as the Rosa Parks of the

Speed Read: Bishop Robinson divorcing

The first openly gay Episcopal Bishop announced yesterday that he and his partner of 25 years are divorcing. Japan's First Lady participated in Tokyo's Pride parade. A lesbian has been named to Washington State's Supreme Court.

Speed Read: ‘Let’s not pick on people’

The U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed a pro-gay nominee to the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, and the Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans postponed a vote on an openly gay nominee to a federal district court seat in Florida. A retired