Archive for marriage equality

Deep in the heart

Posted in Crazy/Funny, Legal, Politics and Sex, porn, Sex Ed, You Fucked Up! with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2010 by Chase

No need to travel to Uganda for criminalization of homosexuality. No Sir, here in Texas we have our own homegrown homohaters.

That’s right, the good ol’ Texan GOP released their most recent policy platform. Guess what? It’s anti-gay. Big suprise, I know. But year after year somehow I just have to gawk at how unflinchingly stubborn-to-the-point-of-delusion this document is. A couple highlights:

– Gay marriage? No, let’s not streamline our message to hold ground against the inevitable sea change supported by increasing majorities of Americans. Let’s not even try to push some insulting less-than-marriage compromise. Let’s just go ahead and make issuing marriage licenses to queers or performing such a ceremony a felony. Our prisons just aren’t gay enough.

– Sexually oriented businesses? Banned. Morning After Pill? Gone. Pornography? Oh you better believe that’s banned. Hand over that internet mister!

– What ever happened to that sodomy ban we use to have? We miss it.

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Iceland recognizes gay marriage – unanimously

Posted in Activism, Gender Issues, Legal, LGBT Rights, News, Politics and Sex with tags , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2010 by girlonpiano

Iceland’s parliament voted 49-0 today to add “man and man” and “woman and woman” to their existing marriage laws.

The Marriage Scorecard to Date:

Netherlands (2001)
Belgium (2003)
Spain (2005)
Canada (2005)
South Africa (2006)
Israel* (2006, marriages from other countries)
Norway (2008, Civil Unions since 1993)
Sweden (2009, Registered Partnerships since 1995)
Portugal (2010)
Iceland (2010)

Careful what you wish for

Posted in Activism, Crazy/Funny, Legal, LGBT Rights, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2010 by Chase

To find out where you can purchase the giant cock surfboard, visit Make Homosexuals Marry

Via Sullivan

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Logic + Whiskers FTW

Posted in Activism, Crazy/Funny, Photo Phun with tags , , , , , , on May 13, 2010 by Chase

Via MarriageEquality.tumblr.com

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“Even the irony’s bigger in Texas”

Posted in Legal, LGBT Rights, Videos with tags , , , , , , , on May 1, 2010 by Chase

Nothing like a diagram to make sense of the senselessness. Kinda reminds me of that Protect Marriage, Prohibit Divorce spot from awhile back.

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Texas Attorney General: Gays Must Stay Married

Posted in Legal, LGBT Rights, News with tags , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2010 by Chase

It’s nothing new that queers can’t get married in the great state of Texas. But if you have the guts to get married and then move here, you better be sure as hell you wanna stay that way. Round these parts not only do we protect the sacred institution of marriage, but the sacred institution of divorce too!

(AP Photo/Thao Nguyen) Angelique Naylor stands near the Texas state capital in Austin, Texas

(From the Associated Press) “After the joy of a wedding and the adoption of a baby came arguments that couldn’t be resolved, leading Angelique Naylor to file for divorce. That left her fighting both the woman she married in Massachusetts and the state of Texas… A judge in Austin granted the divorce, but Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is appealing the decision. He also is appealing a divorce granted to a gay couple in Dallas, saying protecting the “traditional definition of marriage” means doing the same for divorce.” Read more

Protecting the Sanctity of Divorce… that slogan’s gonna look so good on a poster

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Spill your guts

Posted in Activism, Stuff to do with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2010 by girlonpiano

“Woodhull Freedom Foundation wants your personal essays about how you experience (or don’t experience) sexual freedom in America. Essays should be approximately 500-1000 words, and should be engaging and well-written. Selected essays will be published on our website or our blogsites, and you will always receive credit for your work. Please include the name you’d like it published under and a brief (one to two sentence) bio.”

 

Submissions should be sent to kbartlett @ woodhullfoundation . org.

A Whole New World

Posted in Activism, Legal, LGBT Rights, Politics and Sex, Videos with tags , , , , on February 24, 2010 by paigetsindfw

No no, not as in that cloying, dissonant, Disney ode with vaguely suggestive lyrics from Aladdin, but rather an actual, outer space, celestial body. With aliens. Blue aliens, of course, that being de rigueur at the moment.

You WISH this post was about hot cat fuckin'

No hot space cat sex though, sorry.

Rather, this from the ever excellent (and best LGBT blog of 2008) Towleroad, a “site with homosexual tendencies”

I will admit, to the annoyance of many of my friends, that I am not a true gay marriage supporter. I’m one of those who’s suspicious of any special, legal rights/privileges/responsibilities attendant on who one chooses to fuck. I figure we should let the whole kit and caboodle be left to anyone’s cult of preference and put government back to work buying failed missile defense systems.

But the video raises a good point in a very creative way. So long as we stay in the business of giving straight people all these benefits because they badger a spouse into the grave before they fell prey themselves, then nelly nags and golddiggin’ dykes should have an equal space at the trough.

Cynicism aside, I’m all in favor of Social Security and hey, we earned that stuff anyway. It’s our money. We were told we’d get it back. Doesn’t Big Bro ever get tired of picking on folks?

Polyamory is wrong

Posted in Crazy/Funny, Photo Phun with tags , , , on January 26, 2010 by girlonpiano

Snagged this from my friend Patrasha’s twitter… I want one!

Protect the Children (from disingenuous homophobes)

Posted in BDSM, porn, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2010 by Chase

Another well reasoned argument from Rob Tisinai, who blogs at wakingupnow.com.

Check out our previous post featuring another one of his videos, or one of my personal faves:

Gay Marriage = Religious Freedom

If you watch “Protect the Children” far enough you’ll notice Rob quotes Peter LaBarbera, President of the anti-gay group Americans for the Truth About Homosexuality. But we know him better by his nickname, “Porno Pete”, which was bestowed upon him due to his favorite hobby: going to Leather events like IML or the Folsom Street Fair, in order to scowl and point and take lots and lots of pictures of every ass crack he sees. Check ’em out, you might see someone you recognize! (I did)

You see, it’s Pete’s personal mission to provide the internet with continual coverage of just how nasty and filthy those damn queers are. As if the internet had no idea…