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
- Cadillac Hotel – Historic Seattle
vintage mural ads & other signage by Frank H. Jump & friends
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.
“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
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.
It’s about time heterosexual lawmakers are standing up for our civil rights! This is a milestone!
Favorite quote of the day: “If we give equal rights to gays, everyone will want them!”
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!
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
“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.
Opponents of gay marriage often cite Scripture. But what the Bible teaches about love argues for the other side.
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
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