Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Planned Parenthood Patients Hold Press Conference to Underscore Planned Parenthood’s Vital Work in African American Communities Posted by Melanie Nathan, September 25, 2015. Washington, D.C. – In the face of a looming government shutdown, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04), Congresswoman Donna Edwards (MD-04), and Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), will […]
Press Conference to Underscore Planned Parenthood’s Vital Work in African American Communities
Landmark LGBT Equality Act Introduced into U.S. Congress
By Melanie Nathan, July, 23, 2015. The Equality Act, was introduced today by U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) to provide protections against discrimination for LGBT Americans in all aspects of life, including housing, employment, public accommodations, credit, and education. Finally, federal comprehensive […]
Not Gay Shock at Resignation of Rep Aaron Schock
Not Gay Shock at Resignation of Rep Aaron Schock
Capitol Hill Briefing on Asylum as LGBT Persecution Escalates
What you can do to help LGBT Asylum Seekers – PLEASE SIGN THE CRITICAL PETITION BELOW By Melanie Nathan, January 6, 2014. Faith Network Capitol Hill Briefing on Asylum as LGBT Persecution Escalates | LGBT-FAN and the LGBT Congressional Caucus address needs of LGBT asylum seekers On January 8th, there will be a Faith Network […]
Reopening the U.S. Government?
Is your Congress Representative on this list? By Melanie Nathan, October 13, 2013. Well some members of the U.S. Congress want to work for the American people. At least 186 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed a special petition that would force a vote on reopening the federal government. The lawmakers have […]
Senators Block Gun Violence Legislation | U.S. President says its a ‘Shameful Day for Washington’
Posted by Melanie Nathan, April 17, 2013. A few hours ago, President Obama stood with parents who lost children in the Newtown tragedy and said: “All in all, today was a pretty shameful day for Washington.” That’s because a minority of senators blocked legislation that would have made America safer and better protected our kids. […]
Congratulations Equality Ally Janice Hahn Elected to Congress
July 13, 2011, Melanie Nathan Yesterday, Equality California Federal Political Action Committee (PAC) endorsed candidate Janice Hahn was elected to represent California’s 36th Congressional District. (Los Angeles). Democrat Janice Hahn defeated Republican Craig Huey to win Tuesday’s special election to fill an open U.S. House seat from California. Hahn, a Los Angeles City councilwoman, won […]
Palm Springs | First Married Gay Man With Kids in Congress could be Mayor Steve Pougnet
“Rep. Bono Mack’s record on LGBT issues can charitably be described as weak. She earned a 55% on the Human Rights Campaign’s congressional scorecard for the 110th Congress. Despite being the step-mother of Chaz Bono, she has failed to co-sponsor ENDA, DADT repeal, and the Uniting American Families Act.”
reBlog from LEZGETREAL: 2009 – Heroes and Zeros!
HEROES AND ZEROS Best in Congress, Rep. Jerold Nadler, , New York, – for re-introducing Uniting American Families Act ( UAFA )H.R. 1024, S. 424) a U.S. bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to obtain lawful […]
Calling for Leadership to Move LGBT Legislation Forward
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 […]
Congresswoman Jackie Speier Provides Valuable Opinion on UAFA
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, […]
A New American Sport – “KILL-THE-BILL”
A New American Sport – “Kill The Bill.” A cross between Quidditch ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quidditch) and Rugby, a new and most perilous sport has emerged out of the Bill debate for Healthcare reform. Current Champ is “Just a Mom” – This is how it works – and truly– if you play -you risk not only your […]
PRESIDENT OBAMA I HEARD DADT, DOMA, ETC
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 […]
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 […]
Breaking – Maine the fifth? Now its up to the Governor…..
Will Maine be number 5? What about California – we expect to hear from the Supreme Court California on the validity of Prop 8 by no later than June 03, 2009. Breaking 8.45 Pacific Coast time Maine lawmakers OK gay marriage; governor on fence The Maine Legislature has given final approval to gay marriage and […]
College Football and UAFA
Why does Congress put matters of footbal ahead of immigrations equality? I don’t get it. Why is UAFA legislation not on the floor as a priority? I don’t get it!
‘Carpe diem’ – seize the 100th day!
The first 100 days
A Bill in Time Saves 9!
Update Shirley Tan -binational lesbian couples; Opinion from Yours Truly….Please keep this story alive. The Mercado Tan family is still on the chopping block until 4/22/09 – hopefully Sen. Feinstein will introduce a Private Bill in time. Pleas also note that each case is unique unto itself. Private Bills are not two- a- penny and […]
S.424 Oregon’s Merkeley added as co-sponsor of UAFA
S . 424 At the request of Mr. LEAHY, the name of the Senator from Oregon (Mr. MERKLEY) was added as a cosponsor of S . 424 , a bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful […]
America can be such a sad place for so many
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
Lest we forget…… Bankers, Bailouts and Congress
Lest we forget this day, rich men pounded by Congress… Notice no female CEO’s / bank executives….mmmmmmmm never thought of that before. Job reservation to boot…
OKAY SO I SUCCUMB
Go President Obama go- stimulus – its time- what Kerry had to say