For LGBT people and friends, if you’re in the mood of getting married, where can you get legally married and recognized by the very country where you’ll be getting married? Well, definitely not in the United States for now.
Closest to us is Canada, sometimes thought of by ignoramuses as the 51st state of United States. Same-sex marriages were nationally recognized since 2005. It was the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriages. Continue reading
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Tagged Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Iceland, Norway, Portugal, Same sex marriage, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands
The Republican led House had a hearing last week about the status of repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. If you’ll recall, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was overturned by both houses of Congress and signed by President Obama in the “lame duck” session after Republicans successfully won back a majority of the House of Representatives.
The Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy and the various laws forbidding (or not recognizing) same-sex marriage have been the two most important legal pillars of discrimination against gay and lesbian today. Gaining the right to marriage has received far more mainstream attention than DADT for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that it strikes at the heart of dehumanizing gays and lesbians by stripping us of a basic human right to legal and social recognition of the family relationships we create. It also applies, at least potentially, to all gay and lesbian people and not just the subset who are currently members of our armed service branches. Continue reading
The Tea Party movement has taken great pains to publicly focus only on fiscal issues and a drive for small government. It has not taken official positions on the two touchstone social issues that Karl Rove and his Republican successors had traditionally used to whip up the fervor of the conservative base: gay rights and abortion. But this is simply a political tactic to attract the all important independents. When you pull back the thin mask, you very quickly see that the true face of the Tea Party movement is white, conservative, Christian, anti-gay, and anti-choice.
Majority of Americans Now Support Marriage Equality!
A poll by ABC/Washington Post released March 18th, 2011 shows that for the first time a majority of Americans support the right to same sex marriage (53%). This is truly a landmark swing in public opinion. Continue reading
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Tagged ABC, abortion, CBS, Eric Holder, Gallup, gay marriage, John Boehner, Karl Rove, New York Times, Obama, Republicans, Same sex marriage, Tea Party, USA Today, white