06/02/2011, by Melanie Nathan, SACRAMENTO – Eleven bills authored by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – the openly gay California State Senator from San Francisco, Marin and Sonoma Counties- passed the Senate this week and will proceed to the Assembly. The measures include legislation that allows farmers in California to cultivate hemp, a bill that… More California Eleven Bills Authored by Senator Mark Leno Pass Senate Floor
I was skeptical about President Obama’s speech and yet hopeful. The short version of this post is that I was generally pleased. Of course I could highlight what was left out and the uncertainties that remain for our full equality, yet my ‘glass half full’ beckons and I succumb! Admittedly, the strongest language yet from… More I AM HERE WITH YOU IN THAT FIGHT and yet I give as much as the law allows?
I predict more will come forward and if one looks at the tally, and I can report more later, it is apparent that some who have already in this short spate of time signed on RMA were not signed on to Uniting American Families Act, the immigration legislation. this is the uplift we need. Imagine if our in fact marriages were in fact recognized by the law – hence our relationships – at this level. DADT -ENDA-HATE CRIMES-UAFA- all will be psychologically rolled into this one BIG ENDORSEMENT! … More Breaking – President Clinton retracts on DOMA and its Impact on Immigration Equality
This is what we need to see more of – We should urge all those who voted for DOMA to now co-sponsor its repeal under the new Respect for Marriage Act introduced this week by Rep. Jerrold Nadler. Proudly changing my position on DOMA (Rep. Earl Blumenauer By Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.)… More Ask your Congress Members to Redeem Themselves….
Today, together with Gina Capiro, I had the great honor of providing testimony on behalf of the thousands of binational same-sex partners, for Resolution AJR 15 which in essence will serve to provide California‘s legislature’s support of the Uniting American Families Act and equality in the immigration laws of the US, for same-sex permanent partners. A… More AJR 15 -California on its way in Support of UAFA
BUT I DID NOT HEAR UAFA – Uniting American Familes Act President Obama mentioned many an issue on his agenda for LGBT equality today at his meeting with a group of LGBT leaders – but failed to address Immigation Equality. This is not a good sign. I believe the activists for UAFA need a strategy. Ditching DOMA… More PRESIDENT OBAMA I HEARD DADT, DOMA, ETC
This token offering is just that; it serves only to highlight what he has NOT done for all the LGBT community … More I do not work for the Federal government and
I just received an email addressed probably to all of President Obama’s supporters asking for support on health care. I am not lending my suupport to anything until I get the promised repeal of DOMA. As selfish as it sounds, I am sick of our community being taken for granted. Use us and then abuse… More DOMA – DECLARE OBAMA MISSING in ACTION
California Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8 Statement from California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton : “Today’s decision, while heartbreaking, doesn’t end the historic struggle for marriage equality. It renews our dedication to making sure all California families can again enjoy the dignity, commitment and responsibility of marriage. I commend the California Supreme Court for… More
Waiting for California proposition 8 Judicial decision I reflect on the harm to my children … More What next ? … as we continue to protect our kids..we wait for the news …PROP 8 …
If you watch this you will be touched……… More OH SAY…..
Forthcoming Same-Sex Sacramental Marriage Litigation-
Universal Life Church Monastery has retained two constitutional law firms, which include Arizona-based DeConcini McDonald Yetwin and Lacy, and Seattle-based Carney Badley Spellman.
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On April 10th, Shirley Tan received good news and bad news on her rollercoaster ride to or from permanence in the USA. Shirley received notice from the BIA that a deportation order was re-issued giving her 30 days to voluntarily leave the USA. The good news is the admittance that the prior order was not… More Update Shirley Tan Deportation- out of options
Help this family by being aware and support their struggle…. comments of support welcomed… More To our Senators who can make a difference – can you look at this American child and say no?
San Francisco, California “This is a good day for this family, but their fight is not over,” said Chris Waddling, Binational Couples Outreach Director for Marriage Equality USA. Shirley Tan, the California mother of two who was to be deported April 3rd has been given a stay of deportation until April 22nd pending the possibility of further action. Thanks to the heroic efforts of her counsel, Melanie Nathan, lawyer Phyllis Beech, Rep. Jackie Speier [CA-12], Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Immigration Equality’s Julie Kruse, Ms Tan, her wife of 23 years, U.S. citizen Jay Mercado, and their two sons will not be saying goodbye to one another just yet.… More Press Release Shirley Tan
Please help the TAN family by supporting the passage of a private bill. Contact Melanie Nathan of private Courts, at the address provided.… More Save Shirley Tan Urgent – deportation set for 4/3/09
PLEASE CONGRESS 36,000 AMERICANS AND THEIR CHILDREN DESPERATELY SEEKING UAFA passage …. There are American citizens who are being discriminated against in a way that extends beyond civil rights into the realm of human rights and it has everything to do with immigration law – do you want to remain silent … read this and decide. Please ask your Senator to support and push for Uniting American Faminlies Act…. read on … More America can be such a sad place for so many
MORMON CHURCH WITH CALIFORNIA FPPC BASED ON LEAKED CHURCH DOCUMENTS –ALLEGES CHURCH SET UP ILLEGAL “FRONT GROUP” To thnk that my family’s life has been detrimentally impacted by the Mormon Church in this Country that separates Church from State- albeit indirect this Church is tax exempt ……………….. I do not belief that PROP 8 would have passed had the California voters known that all those adds were funded by the MORMAN CHURCH, via Utah….read on and please comment
The Court has taken the matter as submitted. Prop 8 is on the decision block. It seemed to me by listening to the questions of the esteemed Justices that proposition 8 may go through as valid. I feel despondent. Although I thought Ms. Stewart’s argument was articulate and clear and its jurisprudential profundity seemed to outweigh that of the opponent. … More Feels like my entire life depends on 4 hours of alienable argument
Our little one turns 4 today. She deserves the recognition and respect that all other children have when it comes to rights for her parents. She is a fact of life and she has the right to be acknowledged by the law…… More Today is my daughter’s 4th Birthday and she deserves a NO on 8
Immigration Equality, Marriage Equality USA, Out4Immigration, Join the Impact, API Equality, and Love Exiles, is asking everyone to take a moment to call your representative in Washington to ask that they join Rep. Nadler as a co-sponsor of this bill. http://www.hrcbackstory.org/
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Just Not Married!”
This 12th annual Freedom to Marry Week is BIG especially in the wake of California’s ferociously destructive Proposition 8. Freedom to Marry events are being held all around the country (listed on LGBT Web Activist websites.)
San Francisco Chronicle travel section – please read….. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/02/08/TRT115BHAC.DTL Gay marriages – all aboard…
Crime in South Africa; violence against lesbian -stats- murders in South Africa – refer to tha article referenced…. credit to blogger Brielle.… More ATTENTION, I said “A.tT.e-N?T/ioN?”
PAS – Canadian Judge calls treatment quakery …. Parental alienation syndrome..… More PAS Parental Alienation Syndrome
Good news. California Supreme Court to hear oral argument on the challenge to Prop 8. … More CALIFORNIA PROP 8 Supreme Court will hear oral argument on 3/5