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Cadillac Hotel – Seattle, WA – Seattle City Hall To Host First Same-Sex Weddings December 9th

August 2009 © Frank H. Jump

Seattle City Hall will open for several hours for wedding ceremonies on the Sunday after Washington state’s new law allowing gay marriage takes effect. - The Seattle Times, November 16, 2012

Fading Ad Blog Celebrates the Passing of Marriage Equality Bill in New York State Senate

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Marriage Trial dot com Re-enacts California's Proposition 8 Trials

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Day 1: Chapters 1-4 (January 11th, 2010)

Visit Marriage Trial dot com for further exhibits and resources!

ABOUT THE MARRIAGE TRIAL PROJECT (taken from their website):

In its January 13, 2010 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the public broadcast of Perry v. Schwarzenegger, a U.S. District Court case challenging the constitutional validity of California’s Proposition 8.

Working from court transcripts and first-hand accounts from bloggers who are present at the trial, we are re-enacting the trial and posting it here for public viewing.

John Ireland and John Ainsworth are co-producing this project under JIP, LLC a production company based in Hollywood.

For more information: email them, follow them on Twitter or subscribe to their YouTube channel.

Production Costs

“If you support what we are doing, please consider contributing, to help us cover costs. All of the actors, producers and others behind the scenes are volunteering our time and our resources are limited. Your gift will help us to complete our work. Thanks!” – Marriage Trial dot com

MarriageTrial.com profiled on Bill Moyers Journal

They battled it out as legal adversaries in 2000 before the Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore. But what’s got these two prominent lawyers – one conservative and one liberal – working together in court now? Theodore Olson, one of the nation’s premier appellate and United States Supreme Court advocates and David Boies, one of the country’s preeminent trial lawyers, argued opposite sides for the fate of the 2000 election but are now teamed up in the fight to overturn California’s Proposition 8 ballot measure outlawing same-sex marriage. The unexpected pair discusses why they’ve taken on the hot-button issue – even as some gay rights activists objected – and why they don’t believe that same-sex marriage is a right or left issue. Visit www.PBS.org for more information.

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It’s about time heterosexual lawmakers are standing up for our civil rights! This is a milestone!

National LGBT Equality March – Not a Waste of Time Barney Frank, Unless We All Shoot the Moon!

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Human Rights Campaign Headquarters © Frank H. Jump

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Shoot the Moon! - Admiral David G Farragut Statue in District Of Columbia County, DC © Frank H. Jump

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Actress Cynthia Nixon © Frank H. Jump

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Vincenzo with Democratic NYC City Council Member Daniel Dromm © Frank H. Jump

Vote November 3rd! – Democrat Daniel Dromm for NYC City Council

Barbara Snow with GLSEN in front of the White House - © Frank H. Jump

Barbara Snow with GLSEN in front of the White House - © Frank H. Jump

Members of GLSEN in front of White House - Creating Safer Schools for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgendered People - © Frank H. Jump

Members of GLSEN in front of White House - Creating Safer Schools for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgendered People - © Frank H. Jump

Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network – GLSEN

Brendan Fay -ILGO- Rosaria Aiosa, Vincenzo Aiosa & Barbara Snow © Frank H. Jump

Brendan Fay -ILGO- Rosaria Aiosa, Vincenzo Aiosa & Barbara Snow - Marching with Marriage Equality NY © Frank H. Jump

Marriage Equality New York – MENY dot US

Frank & Vincenzo in front of the Capitol Building - National LGBT Equality March - October 11, 2009

Frank & Vincenzo in front of the Capitol Building - National LGBT Equality March - October 11, 2009

Frank & Vincenzo in front of the Capitol Building - National LGBT Equality March - October 11, 2009

Frank & Vincenzo in front of the Capitol Building - National LGBT Equality March - October 11, 2009

Favorite quote of the day: “If we give equal rights to gays, everyone will want them!”

BECOME A CITIZEN LOBBYIST – NO EXCUSES – noexcuses.hrc.org

Call your representatives and insist on repealing DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), ending DADT (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy in the US Military) & Passing ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act)

Barney, I love you but I think you are 100% wrong about this march being a waste of time. The 1979 March was instrumental in raising my awareness and sharpening my political focus. EVERY generation needs to assemble, march & create networks for as long as we are marginalized. Every one of us needs to become a citizen lobbyist. COME OUT! GET INVOLVED! LOBBY!

Frank: Gay Rights March a “Waste of Time” – CBS

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© Frank H. Jump

AP source: Obama to sign order extending benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees – PHILIP ELLIOTT

Inching Centimetering Towards Equality

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Under growing criticism for not seeking to end the ban on openly gay men and women in the military, Obama is extending benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees. -  Associated Press

Obama Administration Needs to Do The Right Thing on Same-Sex Marriage

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OR ELSE WE NEED TO GO TO WASHINGTON!

DNC gay fundraiser starting to fall apart over rupture between Obama and gay community by John Aravosis (DC) – Americablog

“Unfortunately, the malicious and outrageous arguments and language used in the Justice Department’s brief [are] only serving to inflame and malign the humanity of same-sex couples and our families,” said Rea Carey, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Weathering the Storm (Response to NOM Gathering Storm)

The Colbert Coalition's Anti-Gay Marriage Ad | April 16th | ColbertNation.com


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Is Gay The New Black? Lisa Miller on Gay Marriage – Newsweek

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COVER STORY: GAY MARRIAGE

Our Mutual Joy

Opponents of gay marriage often cite Scripture. But what the Bible teaches about love argues for the other side.

Valancy Jane on Proposition 8

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Court to review gay marriage – BBC

Remember the friend I reconnected with over lunch on Tuesday? We’d been facebook friends for awhile but never really talked. Then I saw an essay he’d written, a response to a friends email asking him why he opposed Prop 8.

I was pleasantly surprised to read what he had to say (he was probably pleasantly surprised that I agreed, as our small Southern Baptist school is not notorious for turning out open minded, progressive types), and said so, and we got to chatting. He made some really interesting points, and I hope you enjoy reading this. - CLICK HERE TO READ MORE… Valancy Jane