Wake Up Ugandan Parliament this is an American Bill not a Ugandan Bill – By Melanie Nathan, September 12, 2014. As sources in Uganda reveal that increasing pressure is being brought to bear on the speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, to bring the second Anti-Homosexuality Bill (AHA) to Parliament for passage, as a matter of […]
The Bill once dubbed “Kill the Gays Bill” should now be termed Uganda’s Hate-Gay Bill. By Melanie Nathan, Dec 21, 2013. Yesterday we reported that the Anti-Homosexuality Bill had been passed in Uganda. While we believe the death penalty has been removed, we assert that its provision for life in prison is equally barbaric and […]
A modern day David and Goliath | Rev. Ecclesia de Lange, a South African open lesbian will face her once employer and now adversary in the Cape High Court. By Melanie Nathan, May 19, 2013. In 2010 when Rev de Lange announced to her congregation that she was going to marry her same-sex partner, her […]
Article by Melanie Nathan – Cross postings – March 27, 2013. PHOTOS by Melanie Nathan and Cathy Kristofferson, Oblogdee© A majority of the Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act and whether it created unequal classes of married couples by denying federal benefits to legally wed 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 […]
By Professor S.A. Strauss (1990) Carmen Nathan, executive editor of Medicine and Law Since 1989, suddenly died in Mmbatho, Bophuthstwana on October 09, 1990. Her death was a severe loss to the editorial baord and left a great void in the lives of her family and her many friends and colleagues in Southern Africa, Europe, […]
By Melanie Nathan, April 06, 2012. A new Israeli law is trying to fight the spread of eating disorders by banning underweight models from local advertising and requiring publications to disclose when they use altered images to make women and men appear thinner. The law, passed late Monday, appears to be the first attempt by […]
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 […]
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
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. […]
Kathleen Sullivan and Pamela Karlan. One thing I have learned in all my time as an out lesbian and that has been quite a while, is that sexuality knows no boundaries when it comes to profession or expertise; rather the boundaries know sexuality and therein lies the shame. The reason for this is that one’s […]
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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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 […]
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.
In 1790 George Washington declared, “As mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.”
Question: WHICH KIDNEY SHOULD I SELL MY LEFT OR MY RIGHT?
ANSWER: “I don’t know ma’am you choose!”
This is how the conversation ended between me and a debt collector.
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/
Been on my mind for eight years…. Immigration rights for bi-national gay and lesbian permanent partners now seeks refuge in the UAFA – Uniting American Families Act. Nice name…. But that is what it seeks to do… this is a no-brainer. It MUST be done. Please urge your rep to co-sponsor or sign on to […]
Good news. California Supreme Court to hear oral argument on the challenge to Prop 8.