At The Intersections: Blogging (and Working) for Transgender Equality

By: Sunday June 10, 2012 5:00 pm

Quoting Jos at Feministing from her post entitled Netroots ’12: watch Blogging for Transgender Equality: I’m on a panel at Netroots Nation this morning about blogging on transgender issues, and you can watch the panel right here – it’s streaming live at 10:30am. The panelists are a badass group I’m proud to be a part [...]

 

DOMA Repeal Hearing Scheduled: Another Real Story, from Andrew Sorbo

By: Friday July 15, 2011 4:30 pm

After yesterday’s profile of Ron Wallen, it occurred to me you’d like to meet another widower drastically affected by the Defense of Marriage Act. Private employers’ — and federal government agencies’ — human resources policies use their pension plans to enshrine DOMA-based discrimination against legally married couples and surviving spouses. This discrimination hugely affects survivors’ quality of life, in a way that simply does not happen to opposite-sex couples.

Meet Andrew Sorbo.

DOJ Speaks from Privilege to Defend DOMA Once Again

By: Saturday January 15, 2011 9:26 am

The DOMA battle has moved to the US 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, and the DOJ has filed their brief. In short, the brief whines about the burdens a DOMA-less world would place on the federal government, and argues that things would be so much simpler if we just maintained the 1996 status quo until things shake out.

With logic like that, we’d never have Medicare, Medicaid, or marriages of couples from different racial backgrounds.

Stay classy, DOJ, as you argue from your position of privilege.

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