Posts tagged "gay marriage"

Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage benefits immigrants

Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage benefits immigrants
After hearing about the two Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage Wednesday morning my husband and I wondered if 50 years ago our partnership would have been prohibited. We have an intercultural and interethnic marriage. He is a white man and I’m a Hispanic woman. He’s an immigrant and I’m a U.S. citizen. We were... Read more »

Women's History Month: Cristina Fernández de Kirchner advocate for gay marriage

Women's History Month: Cristina Fernández de Kirchner advocate for gay marriage
Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has been a strong advocate for gay marriage in her country and signed a law making it legal in 2010. As the U.S. Supreme Court reviews laws on gay marriage, it’s surprising to consider our government is socially behind countries like Argentina that are overwhelmingly Catholic. Argentina was the... Read more »

Obama won in the "real America"

Obama won in the "real America"
Remember when Sarah Palin talked about the “real America?” She had some sort of idealized version of small-town rural America that was something out of a Leave it to Beaver episode. Sometimes listening to Mitt Romney it sounded like he lived in this 1950s world. Clearly the majority of America could not identify with his... Read more »
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Ricky Martin comes out as gay and gay marriage is now legal in Mexico City

Ricky Martin has come out of the closet. The Puerto Rican singer who gained mainstream fame with “Livin’ la Vida Loca” revealed on his Web site Monday that he is gay. “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man,” Martin wrote on his Web site and it also was reported by... Read more »

Hispanic hero: Dolores Huerta

It’s Hispanic Heritage month and I’m continuing with my occasional blog about a Hispanic hero. Today I’d like to recognize Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America. She worked along side Cesar Chavez in the fight for fair wages and treatment of the people who harvest our crops. She helped win basics... Read more »