This gay Republican group sat out endorsing Bush, but here they give an endorsement to Mittens, who would send things right back into the crapper. To see Ted Olson, who with David Boies is litigating Prop 8 to the Supreme Court in support of marriage equality, give a nod to a man who wants to roll LGBT rights backward is sad.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday August 28, 2012 8:00 pm|
Tampa! Guess what? The RNC seated the delegates from Puerto Rico, U.S. Samoa and Guam up front to show the diversity of the GOP. However, residents of those territories can’t vote in the Presidential election. According to the reports on MSNBC, delegations which have minorities will be seated in camera lines. But I’ve been watching Fox News and the convention looks pretty homogeneously white.
|By: bmaz Saturday June 25, 2011 10:15 am|
Between last night’s marvelous happening in New York, the clear cut and admirable new policy by the Obama Administration, and the ever enlightened movement of society, I think the writing is on the wall for the California Supreme Court, and I think they will indeed find that the D-Is have the requisite standing, the 9th will roll with that and away we go to the United States Supreme Court. I truly believe the New York passage will leave such a marker that will carry all this through, and that is a beautiful thing.
|By: bmaz Wednesday February 23, 2011 2:15 pm|
The Obama Administration this morning made an abrupt and seismic shift in its legal policy and position on DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act). It is a change that will have far reaching and important ramifications, and already has in the Perry v. Schwarzenegger Prop 8 case.
|By: Teddy Partridge Thursday December 30, 2010 6:00 pm|
Barack Obama’s Department of Justice today argued in a federal court that the “repeal” of Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell signed by the President (which provides a pathway via certification to the Congress by the military, the Secretary of Defense, and the President that the DoD is ready to end DADT) means that there’s no need for them to continue their appeal of the Log Cabin Republicans’ case in the Ninth Circuit.
|By: Teddy Partridge Friday November 12, 2010 2:45 pm|
Surprising no one, the Supreme Court left intact (without comment) the ban on open service in our military by gays and lesbians while the Appeals Court determines its constitutionality.
|By: Teddy Partridge Monday November 1, 2010 5:20 pm|
With one judge dissenting, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a stay of the injunction of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy issued by U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips, pending the outcome of the government’s appeal of Log Cabin Republicans v. United States.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday October 24, 2010 8:01 pm|
LGBT Americans need support for our goals in both parties — but we don’t need advocates who give in just when victory is at hand. Viewing Patrick Murphy’s actions that way doesn’t require a partisan lens, but it does require removing the rose-colored glasses Jonathan Capehart wears as he types up another screed against people who embarrassed Team Obama.
|By: bmaz Wednesday October 20, 2010 11:45 am|
Last night (Tuesday October 19), Central District of California Judge Virginia Phillips entered her order denying the Obama DOJ motion for stay of her surprisingly broad worldwide injunction against enforcement by US Military of the DADT policy.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday October 18, 2010 11:40 am|
The much greater problem with Valerie Jarrett’s comments is that they reveal Jarrett to be unfamiliar with the discourse in the LGBT community for the past 40 years.