Pallavi and I met in 1999 when we were students at Whittier College in Whittier, CA. Pallavi was on a student visa. She was a nerdy international student and I was a jock-ish college athlete. We may never have met at a larger school so perhaps our union was destined (cue Pallavi rolling her eyes at me). We were friends at first and kept in touch over the years.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Sunday March 3, 2013 4:00 pm|
I take Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) at his word that an e-mail glitch caused him to be the only member of the Massachusetts congressional delegation not to sign on to the amicus brief asking the US Supreme Court to strike down Section 3 of DOMA. After all, Rep. Lynch is a co-sponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act (H.R 1116) which would repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
|By: Amos Lim Sunday March 3, 2013 7:00 am|
We are holding hands and praying for change – the inclusion of same-sex binationals in immigration reform – which would allow Richard to sponsor me as his partner and keep us together in America.
|By: Amos Lim Friday March 1, 2013 6:21 pm|
Helen and I met through a fan-based message board for a British television show. At the time I was living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Helen was in Perth, Western Australia, neither of us knowing that the other existed. Through the message board, Helen and I started e-mailing. At first our e-mail conversations were very polite with the usual “What’s your favorite movie?” and “What do you do for a living?” but then it quickly grew into so much more.
|By: Amos Lim Thursday February 21, 2013 6:20 pm|
American Rita Boyadjian and her German life partner, Mara, met in Cologne, Germany at a European Gay Pride celebration in 2002 while Rita was touring Europe on vacation. They fell madly in love and began a long-distance relationship. After 18-months of flying back and forth every 3 to 4 weeks while visiting on a tourist visa, Mara was able to obtain a student F-1 visa that allowed her to live legally in the U.S. for a four-year Bachelor’s degree program in Los Angeles.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Tuesday February 19, 2013 1:20 pm|
Fifty-nine percent (59%) of American registered voters oppose Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), according to a new poll commissioned by the Center for American Progress and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD). Section 3 of DOMA is the portion of the law which prohibits the federal government from recognizing the marriages of same-sex couples legally married in their own states.
|By: Pam Spaulding Tuesday February 12, 2013 6:55 am|
These changes are long-awaited, but there’s still some waiting as the Pentagon will attempt to extend the benefits to same-sex service members by Aug. 31 and no later than Oct. 1 of this year.
|By: Amos Lim Thursday February 7, 2013 5:00 pm|
Ana and I “met” in 2008 while we were both participating in an online book club. Although Ana is a Portuguese national, she currently resides in the United Kingdom. We quickly became friends in the book club and in November of that year, I was fortunate enough to have a business meeting scheduled in London. It was during that trip that Ana and I met face to face for the first time.
|By: Teddy Partridge Tuesday January 15, 2013 5:20 pm|
Because the President determined that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, the federal government won’t defend it in court, including in front of the Supreme Court in March. But the GOP base is crazy because of that, in that they want the government to keep The Gheys down where they belong, or at least not married.
|By: Peterr Monday January 7, 2013 6:30 pm|
SCOTUS made one of their periodic announcement of the schedule of arguments for upcoming cases for which they had granted a hearing, and I could not help but hear God laughing in the background. Let me draw your attention to this portion of the announcement, via SCOTUSblog…