Posts tagged "Same-sex marriage"

VIDEO: Rosie O'Donnell talks about her engagement

Here’s a great video clip of Rosie O’Donnell talking about her recentĀ engagementĀ to Michelle Round.

New York passes marriage equality

In a 33-29 vote, the New York senate passed the Marriage Equality bill that will allow same-sex marriage. New York will be the sixth state, and the largest, to allow same-sex couples to marry and receive all the benefits allowed for opposite sex couples and is only the second state to do so via legislative... Read more »

Dan Savage tells religious people to "Get Over It"

AOL is trying to make themselves relevant again by hosting a daily video show as well as regular daily features like ‘you’ve got’, today they featured fellow queer Dan Savage. Click through to watch the full video Savage as I’m sure you’re aware is a prolific sex columnist and last year started the “It Gets... Read more »

IL Bill to Ban Same-Sex Marriage is DEAD!

IL Bill to Ban Same-Sex Marriage is DEAD!
I just received this press release from The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA) and needed to share it with you: March 30, 2011 -The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA), an Illinois statewide LGBTQ Civil Rights advocacy and political organization, has been closely monitoring a bill that would create a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in Illinois. We... Read more »

Illinois Civil Union Bill to be Signed January 31

Photo Credit: mattitude Make sure to mark January 31st on your date planner, because that’s when Governor Pat Quinn is expected to sign SB1716 the “Civil Union” bill into law. Over the weekend, openly-gay State Representative Greg Harris – one of the sponsors of the bill – updated his Facebook status with a message to... Read more »

NOH8 Campaign to Make Stop in Chicago

The iconic photos – bright, stark white, NOH8 on the cheek and duct tape on the mouth – appeared shortly after Proposition 8 passed in California in November 2008.  Since then thousands of people have had their photos taken to show their silent protest against the ban on same-sex marriage – and now you can... Read more »

Prop 8 Stay LIFTED!

Just moments ago Judge Vaughn Walker announced that the Stay that was issued along with his ruling on Perry v. Schwarzenegger (Prop 8) HAS BEEN LIFTED! BUT, same-sex couples will not be able to get married until after the Stay expires – August 18th. This is wonderful news, I wonder how this will pave the... Read more »

Chicago's LGBT Community Supports the California Prop 8 Decision

Chicago's LGBT Community Supports the California Prop 8 Decision
More than 100 LGBT community members and their allies stood beneath the Picaso statue at Daley Plaza last night to show their support for the ruling in the Perry v. Schwarzenegger case in California. The case was brought to the courts to overturn the Prop 8 vote that was approved by a majority vote in... Read more »

The Prop 8 Ruling IS IN!

The controversial Prop 8 Trial in California is over (for now) and Judge Walker has announced his ruling…..and the haters will not be happy !   Today Judge Walker handed down a  138 page ruling that you can read here saying that Prop 8 is “unconstitutional under both the due process and equal protection clauses.”  ... Read more »

Get a Prop 8 Decision Alert on your phone

Ok, it’s finally time to take advantage of that text message plan on your cell phone! The American Foundation for Equal Rights will text you the moment Judge Vaughn Walker issues his decision on Perry Vs. Schwarzenegger.  Just text the word “Equal” to 69866.  You can also get an email alert by “liking” their Facebook... Read more »