A Mormon Elder apologizes for the pain Prop 8 has caused, while states and “family” orgnanizations sign on to briefs that urge the marriage ban to continue. Plus – should there be folic acid in your birth control pill?
Judge Vaughn Walker, the man behind the overturning of California’s Proposition 8, which would have outlawed same-sex marriage, is giving supporters of the proposition one more week to seek a permanent stay. If not, same sex couples are free to marry in California as soon as August 18th.
The widely-celebrated court decision striking down Proposition 8 is important for many reasons, not least because it underscores that reproductive and sexual rights are integrally and intimately linked.
A California judge states that a gay marriage ban “enshrine[s] in the California constitution the notion that opposite sex couples are superior to same sex couples.”
A California Republican state senator with a history of voting against LGBT rights has officially come out of the closet. Roy Ashburn: “I’m gay.”
While California puts gay marriage on trial, and possibly on camera, one state senator in Maryland tries use his state’s gay-marriage friendliness as a factor for companies to move there.
Thanks to the Supreme Court you can’t watch the trial on California’s Proposition 8 live or via YouTube, but you can follow all of the live bloggers and tweeters.
Most of the public debate on Obama’s selection of Rick Warren for the inauguration has centered on his opposition to gay rights, his “good works” on poverty and global AIDS, and Obama’s promise to “disagree without being disagreeable.” This advocate struggles with “getting to yes.”