“Registered domestic partners in Washington State already have legal equality with married couples, and they possess all the legal rights and benefits of marriage.” This is the outright lie being promoted by the Roman Catholic bishops of Washington state and Preserve Marriage Washington, opponents of Referendum 74.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Sunday October 7, 2012 1:00 pm|
|By: Pam Spaulding Monday April 30, 2012 4:15 pm|
The North Carolina NAACP is the only chapter aside from California’s that has come out forcefully against an anti-gay marriage discrimination amendment, and Rev. Dr. William Barber makes it crystal clear why voters in NC need to come out and vote against Amendment One.
|By: Pam Spaulding Monday April 23, 2012 11:10 am|
While there is an official campaign to defeat Amendment One out there, we have to recognize that there are many, many people working at the grassroots level, residents of North Carolina putting in countless hours to educate voters on their own time and dime because they feel passionately that this discriminatory amendment is wrong for the state that they call home. They find a niche to effectively counter the anti-gay, anti-logical arguments out there.
In this case, I wanted to spotlight a local effort — responding to op-eds and letters to the editor (LTEs) in our local and regional papers that have been, as you might expect, populated with anti-gay, fear-driven, often religion-based arguments in favor of Amendment One.
|By: Alvin McEwen Sunday April 1, 2012 4:00 pm|
We’ve all missed one fact during the scandal this week involving the revelation of confidential documents leaking the National Organization for Marriage’s plans for homophobic race-baiting and other eyebrow-raising tactics to stop marriage equality.
Where in the heck is NOM’s chair, John C. Eastman?
|By: Pam Spaulding Thursday January 12, 2012 11:45 am|
Talk about a body-blow to all of the Americans — including me and my wife Kate — who flocked to Canada to get married. Stephen Harper’s conservative government has declared all marriages from any countries where there is not marriage equality null-and-void.
|By: Pam Spaulding Thursday December 1, 2011 6:23 pm|
Education is sorely needed, because while polls show North Carolinians support legal recognition of same-sex couples, it’s another matter to get those in favor of fairness to out to vote — to give straight allies (as well as LGBTs) the information they need to speak to their friends and neighbors to motivate them with facts about what this amendment will do.
|By: Pam Spaulding Wednesday September 21, 2011 6:20 pm|
The debate on the topic of North Carolina’s discriminatory, job-killing marriage amendment was really over before it began when bill sponsor, the bigoted State House Majority Leader Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam (R-Apex) passed out two documents to the attendees at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Law today. In his opening remarks he gleefully referred to the “Act Concerning Marriages (1669)” handout (below) as if it were some holy text representing law in North Carolina. He seems to have forgotten that in 1669, blacks were slaves and they couldn’t even marry one another. That’s a real tradition to uphold.
|By: Pam Spaulding Wednesday September 14, 2011 4:36 pm|
So simple a concept – but the numnut Republicans in my legislature fail to understand it because they are bathed in homophobia.
Kate and I celebrated the 7th anniversary of our legal marriage in 2011. Thank you, Vancouver, B.C. We flew back home to NC, where our union is not recognized by my state, and won’t be until the U.S. Supreme Court does away with this institutionalized bigotry.
|By: Pam Spaulding Thursday September 1, 2011 1:45 pm|
GOP 2012 Clown Car occupant Rick Santorum called for the Homobigot Waaaambulance last night when Piers Morgan had the nerve to challenge him on his public opinion of civil marriage equality.
Like the National Organization of Marriage’s Maggie Gallagher, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, and Matt Bam Bam Barber of Liberty Counsel before him, the latest attempt to legitimize their views on marriage is to try to turn the tables and say those fighting for equality — or even asking them about their views, for that matter — is considered bigotry. Talk about FAIL.
|By: Pam Spaulding Wednesday August 31, 2011 4:56 pm|
It’s interesting to see the 2010 U.S. Census data sliced and diced to get a clearer picture of the changes going on in the U.S. For the fundies who still see Americans as a nuclear family – two opposite-sex married parents with 2.5 kids — they are longing for something that simply doesn’t exist in greater numbers than non-traditional families.
And on the subject of divorce, well, talk about w-r-o-n-g.