Heroes and Zeroes 2013

An OBLOGDEE and Melanie Nathan account of the year 2013. By Melanie Nathan, December 30, 2013. As usual at the risk of being controversial, including, excluding, forgetting, remembering, here is my list of the year’s best and worst for 2013. Please feel free to weigh in! This was a year of reckoning for the religious… More Heroes and Zeroes 2013

A story from the steps of SCOTUS | Hoping the Justices consider the children hurt by Prop 8

By Melanie Nathan, April 04, 2013. There was no keeping me away from Washington D.C., on Tuesday 26th, the day that The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) would be hearing the Prop 8. arguments.  I was there ‘wearing many hats; activist, blogger, co-producer of Gay U.S.A. the Movie, and the most important of… More A story from the steps of SCOTUS | Hoping the Justices consider the children hurt by Prop 8

Marriage Equality USA reports from SCOTUS on Prop 8 arguments

MARRIAGE EQUALITY USA HOPEFUL FOR RULING IN FAVOR OF THE  | FREEDOM TO MARRY AFTER UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT ARGUMENTS After oral arguments at the United States Supreme Court today, Marriage Equality USA is hopeful that the Court will rule in favor of the freedom to marry later this year.  MEUSA was heartened by many… More Marriage Equality USA reports from SCOTUS on Prop 8 arguments

Obama Administration’s Historic Amicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court Opposing Proposition 8

By Melanie Nathan, February 28, 2013. Marriage Equality USA© (MEUSA™) and GAY U.S.A. the Movie, as well as other LGBTI activists are hailing the Obama Administration’s historic amicus brief which will be filed later today with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the Court to end Proposition 8’s exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. Prominent Republicans… More Obama Administration’s Historic Amicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court Opposing Proposition 8

LGBT activists should be fighting for Supreme Court Justice Scalia to recuse himself from DOMA and Prop 8 Cases

By Melanie Nathan, February 28, 2913. Based on this latest news, noting that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has vented his belief through his skeptical questions about a key portion of the Voting Rights Act, a cornerstone of the civil rights movement that brought an end to Jim Crow-era racial discrimination at the polls in… More LGBT activists should be fighting for Supreme Court Justice Scalia to recuse himself from DOMA and Prop 8 Cases

California Prop 8 on the Way to Victory Revisiting My Child’s Wounds

by Melanie Nathan, June 05, 2012 We are on  the home stretch of Proposition 8’s wild ride through the Courts with a set of victories that will either reinstate same-sex marriage for Californians or result in the Supreme Court of the United States hearing the case. I wrote a very personal article back in 2009… More California Prop 8 on the Way to Victory Revisiting My Child’s Wounds

California Same-Sex Marriage Victory Stands as Ninth Circuit refuses to Re-Hear Prop 8 Case

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied a request from anti-marriage forces to reconsider its landmark ruling in Perry v. Brown that found California’s Proposition 8 unconstitutional. Proposition 8 stripped gay and lesbian Californians of the fundamental freedom to marry.… More California Same-Sex Marriage Victory Stands as Ninth Circuit refuses to Re-Hear Prop 8 Case

Rick Santorum Stands by as Violence Erupts at Rally – Marriage Equality Filmmakers Attacked

By Melanie Nathan,  February 18, 2012. After an exhilarating morning at the historic signing of WA State’s Marriage Equality Bill by Governor Christine Gregoire, Kristina Lapinski of GAY USA the Movie, and I attended the Rick Santorum rally held in Tacoma, at the Washington Historical Museum’s outdoor amphitheater.  Little did we know that we would… More Rick Santorum Stands by as Violence Erupts at Rally – Marriage Equality Filmmakers Attacked

California Braces for Prop 8 Ruling | List of Pro Same-sex Marriage Events

Breaking News Prop 8 Ruling TOMORROW morning | Events Planned . February 6th, 2012 COMMUNITY EVENTS IN SAN FRANCISCO ON DAY NINTH CIRCUIT ANNOUNCES PROP 8 DECISION Please join same-sex couples, LGBTIQ people, friends, family, and clergy for 2 events on the day that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals announces its decision regarding Proposition… More California Braces for Prop 8 Ruling | List of Pro Same-sex Marriage Events

Prop 8 _ Harvard Professor, Nancy Cott Testifies

Melanie Nathan Posts,  REBLOG from Lezgetreal http://lezgetreal.com/?p=24878 To counter the claims of pro- Prop 8 argument,Harvard historyprofessor, Nancy Cott,  Plaintiff witness, renowned for her book on the History of Marriage in the US,  is testifying.   She makes the point that US government has a history of restricting marriage on racial grounds. Further the rights of… More Prop 8 _ Harvard Professor, Nancy Cott Testifies

Judge refuses to throw out Prop 8 Challenge- while arraigning anti-same sex marriage Rhetoric

a Federal Judge in San Francisco asked the backers of California’s voter-enacted ban on same-sex marriage to explain how allowing gay couples to wed threatens straight marriages. Much to my personal delight the lawyer for the supporters of Prop 8, Charles Cooper acknowledged he did not know.… More Judge refuses to throw out Prop 8 Challenge- while arraigning anti-same sex marriage Rhetoric

AS Prop 8 makes its way to the BIG COURT…. I revisit its impact on my child…

How the Hate for 8 Hurt my Child… Before the California Court ruled  I asserted in my blog “The fate of California’s same-sex marriage hangs in the balance, as the Justices prepare their ruling on the challenges to the validity of Proposition 8.” Now is has ruled and the impact is so egregious that the… More AS Prop 8 makes its way to the BIG COURT…. I revisit its impact on my child…

Ca Traditional Marriage Defender getting divorced…. ala ugly

 I was quoted today in an article by Paula Brooks: Melanie Nathan, a Private Courts mediator in California told LGR this morning, “Under California law, the moment a divorce is filed and the papers served, both parties are automatically restrained from alienating community property. It is hard to imagine that a sophisticated businessman like Mr.… More Ca Traditional Marriage Defender getting divorced…. ala ugly

Human Rights Campaign Dinner 25th July 2009 San Francisco

 Quote: Human Rights Campaign, San Francisco Steering Committee:-  “As we know from this past year’s roller coaster fight over marriage rights, our community needs a powerful voice and leaders who can harness the momentum that is building so that we can all share in the progress that we have long waited for. Listen to members of… More Human Rights Campaign Dinner 25th July 2009 San Francisco

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
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