Stonewall Inn deserves our highest recognition,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Victories like the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the passage of marriage equality in New York State and the final, decisive Supreme Court ruling securing our freedom to marry, were borne from the modern equal rights movement launched at Stonewall. It’s time for a national monument honoring the legacy of people and events that took place here.”
Urging U.S. President to Designate Stonewall as National Monument to Honor LGBT Struggle
National Campaign Launch for First Ever National Park Site Honoring American LBGT History
Posted by Melanie Nathan, September 18, 2015. Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), city and state elected officials, advocacy groups and community members are launching a new campaign to help create a national park for Stonewall—the site of one of the country’s most pivotal uprisings for equality. If created, it would be […]
U.S. House Reps send Letter to Kerry about Anti-Gay 2014 Olympic Games in Russia
Rep. Nadler Leads Bipartisan Letter to Protect LGBT Rights at 2014 Olympic Games in Russia By Melanie Nathan, August 2, 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, lead a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State John Kerry regarding the protection […]
President Obama’s Immigration Reform Proposal Does Include Same Sex Couples
A path to citizenship for all, if Obama’s plan is followed and the U.S. Congress includes binational same-sex couples. Posted by Melanie Nathan, Jan 29, 2013. Today, President Barack Obama announced his support for comprehensive immigration reform that would establish a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and make it possible for US citizens in […]
Lesbian Spouses Torn Apart – Fight for Bi-national Immigration Equality
QUOTES: New York Civil Liberties Union: “Citizen Non-Citizen” highlights the heart-wrenching story of Britta and Carla, a married same-sex bi-national couple living in New York City fighting to stay together in the United States. We’d like to honor the fact that Britta and Carla have been dedicated activists, and indeed without their efforts, and courage […]
reBlog from lezgetreal.com: Senator Leahy and Rep. Nadler plea for inclusion and I SAY NOW…. NOW…
I wrote this Article for Lezgetreal BLOG extraordinaire The Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) of 2009, would grant same-sex couples the same immigration benefits — and responsibilities — as opposite-sex couples, under the same existing legal framework. It is cosponsored by 22 senators and 117 members of the House of Representatives and has the support […]
No Games Barney- stop messing with my marriage or do I care?
I was in DC this past week and spoke to a top staffer of Barney Frank. It was the day before the ENDA hearing. He told me the Congressman does not want to support the repeal until the passage of ENDA and Hate Crimes because, I was told, it is too much for the opponents […]
Human Rights Campaign adds UAFA and RFA Speakers
Thanks to HRC for the recent additions of Political speakers, Rep Mike Honda and Rep Jerold Nadler on program for the San Francisco Gala event scheduled for June 25th. Both are champions of LGBT immigration equality.
Shirley Tan, Melanie Nathan, Jay Mercado leaving the PLaza D.C. For the hearing.
Before we headed out to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. The Tan Mercado family was all spruced up and ready to testify. They were not nervous, just willing to take care of business. Shirley testified with a bravery rarely seen. I met Shirley when she had mere weeks to her deportation and the moment […]
Queercents shuts down new blogger’s first blog to comments….
by Melanie Nathan on May 8, 2009 in POLITICAL VIEWS, U.S.A.
What makes me mad Have you ever heard of an editor closing the comments down on a Blogger’s post? Serena Editor of QueerCents did just that, and I quote: “Serena Says: May 7th, 2009 at 12:47 pm Editor’s Note: Due to the nature of many of the comments on this thread, comments have been […]