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….
A Commentary- by Melanie Nathan of oblogdeeoblogda In response to this Article By CHRIS JOHNSON, in today’s Washington Blade “Nadler to unveil DOMA repeal bill Tuesday Frank not among legislation’s co-sponsors” at http://www.washblade.com/thelatest/thelatest.cfm?blog_id=27153 There is so much LGBT popcorn popping on the Hill (D.C.) that it is tough to discern which bag to choose; the one… More NADLER V. FRANK = LGBT Unity?
http://dl5.activatedirect.com/fs/d:l/x0rye2v8gr4ci1/y9d7bbbp814ysd/2 Duvall’s sex comments at July 8 hearing THE FALLOUT…… “birds of a feather” Miller laughed and now he too has been ousted from the ETHICS Committee:- Assembly member Jeff Miller (R) from Corona laughed, as his resigned GOP colleague, Michael Duvall flagrantly boasted sexual exploits over an open microphone inside the Committee Room in… More THE FALLOUT…… “birds of a feather”
This past week I was interview by Matthew S. Bajko of the Bay Area Reporter and here is a piece from the column – Article which can be found at http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=4188: Political Notebook: LGB pressure builds on Boxer, Feinstein Published 09/10/2009 Bay Area Reporter: by Matthew S. Bajko “It is unlikely she will face a Democratic… More Calling for Leadership to Move LGBT Legislation Forward
Because Duvall, who is married with two children had one of those Internet moments the other day when his dais microphone became live just before the start of a cable-televised committee hearing… and he was talking with one of his fellow committee members about cheating on his wife with a lobbyist forSempra Energy, one… More Birds of a feather… Duvall resigns…Jeff Miller caught between a rock and a hard place
California‘s Assembly has sent a message today – that it will accept no less than full immigration equality for its same-sex partners. AJR 15 is a Resolution that expresses its support for the Federal bill, UAFA, that places the words “permanent partner” next to “souse” in the Immigration and Nationality Act, thereby giving gay and lesbianpartners… More Resolution in Support of UAFA moves through California Assembly –
Is it Saturday Night Live; is it real? AND this is so real what have to fight for- lol ? I am terrified for the first time in my life of the GIANT OF COURSE
Melanie Nathan: I sent my twelve year old off to school today hoping that her first class period would run the President’s speech; in fact even emailed her principal stating I wanted to ensure she watched it live. I am disgusted by the people in this my Country who assert their children should not hear… More Shame on these American Parents…..
By Melanie Nathan, July 31, 2009 Perhaps more of our congressional representatives would be willing to do what Congresswoman Jackie Speier did for the LGBT community today. The Congresswoman, a Democrat from California’s 12th district called a meeting today of the LGBT leadership in San Francisco. With not much notice a core group of leaders,… More Congresswoman Jackie Speier Provides Valuable Opinion on UAFA
August 30 is International Day of the Disappeared. Only thirteen countries have ratified the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance; twenty are needed to bring it into force. Among those which have not yet signed are the United States and the United Kingdom. I picked up the Blog of a South… More Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance
THE FIRST WOMAN SENATOR FOR MASSACHUSETTS A KENNEDY May I be so bold – having now met Vickie Kennedy for the first time – sadly at her husband’s funeral, and admittedly by ‘virtual’ means only – I suggest the people of Massachusetts consider an invitation for this accomplished and gracious person to take the seat… More A SUGGESTION for an AN INVITATION to the Peeps of MASS-
PEOPLE WHO ARE PROUD OF HATE / PROUD TO TAKE KINSHIP WITH RIGHT WING TERRORIST AND LIKE JARGON OUGHT TO BE CALLED ON TO RESIGN BY ALL GOOD PATRIOTIC AMERICANS!!!! IN THE WAKE OF MR STEAD – I SAY FIND A NEW CONGRESS MEMBER IN HERGER’S STEAD –
JENKINS – JEFF MILLER- JEFF SESSIONS- WALLY HERGER– LIMBAUGH – HANNITY- O’REILLY- GLENN BECK- SARAH PALIN
At the meeting in Redding, a man stood up and identified himself as “a proud right-wing terrorist.” Instead of denouncing him, Congressman Herger called the man “a great American.” That’s outrageous — which is why the California Democratic Party is buying newspaper ads next week in the Mt. Shasta Herald and the Redding Searchlight, demanding that… More Constituent says “I am a proud right-wing terrorist.” Congressman Herger answered “Amen, God Bless you there goes a great American”
Senator ted Kennedy, Democratic and American Hero passed away today. He will be remembered and sorely missed. May G-d bless his family, his friends and colleagues and all his constituents. A great man has left our world. For me its hard to imagine; this day that we mourn the passing of one of… More Senator Ted Kennedy Passed away today. I am so sad.
Circumcision will be discussed this week at the C.D.C.’s National H.I.V. Prevention Conference in Atlanta, which will be attended by thousands of health professionals and H.I.V. service providers. When I visited South Africa in 2000, I remember reading an article in the Johannesburg newspaper – the financial section- which predicted that HIV virus would infect… More HIV and the next generation -weighing up sons’ satisfaction versus daughters’ safety
MARK MY WORDS – This will be a Victory for the Rejection of Prop 8! A Federal judge in San Francisco today set a January trial date for a challenge to California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Attorneys Theodore Olson and David Boies filed a federal lawsuit in May on behalf of a lesbian couple from… More DITCH Prop 8 – Human Rights and Decency
Caster Semenya, an 18-year-old South African, dominated the women’s 800 meters in Berlin on Wednesday at the 2009 World Championships. While she ought to be track and field’s newest star, instead, in less than the time it took to win the race, 1:55.45 minutes, the accomplishment produced a hail of speculation, one ominously oozing with… More In the meantime I say “jolly well done young lady!” Gender Identity Test for South African Teen World Champ Athlete, Caster Semenya
API ORGANIZATIONS IN CALIFORNIA UNITE TO DEMAND FAIR & HUMANE IMMIGRATION REFORM August 20, 2009 -LOS ANGELES, CA – In Historic Filipinotown, Asian and Pacific Islander (API) organizations called on the Obama Administration and Congress for enact fair and humane comprehensive immigration reform. In simultaneous press conferences held in Los Angeles and San Francisco, community leaders… More Asian and Pacific Islander Organizations – Ask for Immigration Reform
At the hearing I posted about earlier today, U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker set a January 11 trial date for a federal challenge to Proposition 8 brought by Ted Olson, David Boies, and the American Foundation for Equal Rights. The Alliance Defense Fund, which is defending Prop 8, had argued Friday that the case… More Judge Denies Gay Groups in Federal Prop 8 Case, Sets Trial Date
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
White House Files Papers Against Defense Of Marriage Act Case 8/17/09-by Paula Brooks see In what seems a something of a contradiction, the Obama Justice Department has filed court papers today defending the Defense of Marriage Act… The Justice Departments lawyers are seeking to dismiss a suit brought by a gay California… read on at… More DOMA … what the…. *&^%*&^&* ?
Federal judge reviews arguments in Prop. 8 case Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer Sunday, August 16, 2009 Sunday, August 16, 2009 For one side in the federal court battle over same-sex marriage in California, Proposition 8 was just the latest example of historical persecution of gays and lesbians based on sexual orientation. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/15/BA4J196JHC.DTL#ixzz0OMnLKxRf
Thursday night, Clinton was in Pittsburgh delivering the opening keynote address at Netroots Nation 2009, and defending President Obama and the Democratic health care initiatives against “crazy’’ accusations by right wingers… when former Human Rights Campaign staffer and ‘News For the Left’ ninja blogger Lane Hudson “ambushed him,” asking ol’ 0042 if he would… More Oblogdee’s re-blog du Jour
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
This guy is nuts to think that smart people like me will be duped into believing there is any validity to statements such as this. If he was smart enough to land a seat in the Senate, I bet he does not even believe this crap himself. However he is one of many who simply… More Ghastly Grassley Town Hall meets with the Dumber than JOE the Plumber
Eliminate Immigration Barriers for Same-Sex Couples – Thanks EQCA – California Assembly Judiciary Committee will be hearing testimony on AJR 15, a California resolution to support the federal Uniting American Families Act (UAFA). Tuesday 18 August … More Thanks EQCA – California Assembly Judiciary Committee will be hearing testimony on AJR 15, a California resolution to support the federal Uniting American Families Act (UAFA).
I have had the great pleasure of working with Amos and really enjoyed his company this past weekend when we attended the OCA conference in San Francisco. Amos is so easy to work with and a wealth of knowledge. Its almost as if his name is synonymous with LGBT immigration equality. Congratulations to Out4Immigration founding… More Congratulations Amos Community Hero
Not unpredictable – says Melanie Nathan, author of this post! Press Conference – Mexico- Today President Obama confirmed some of my fears in so far as they relate to Uniting American Families Act – UAFA and comprehensive immigration reform (CIR). “I’ve got a lot on my plate and it’s very important for us… More Why Healthcare has Impacted Uniting American Families Act… because it has in essence halted Comprehensive Immigration Reform