Photo impressions from the first day’s activities.. I sure hope NOM comes back tomorrow, they were fun! By Cathy Kristofferson, March 26, 2013 This blog piece should really be titled ‘O-Blog-Dee goes to Washington, too busy to blog…’! Both Melanie and I are here in Washington D.C. trying to keep up with all that’s going […]
172 events start in all 50 states, with all eyes on Washington, D.C., as people start record breaking queue outside SCOTUS By Melanie Nathan & Cathy Kristofferson, March 24, 2013. 3/25 UPDATE: over 2500 people have gathered at events ranging from Casper, Wyoming, to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to Cleveland, Ohio already. And tonight is the big “night […]
Civil rights, religious, Republican, military leaders and families to speak at historic event By Cathy Kristofferson, March 23, 2013 Supporters of marriage equality will gather at 8:30am Tuesday morning on the steps of the Supreme Court before the first of two marriage equality hearings. The speakers will include an impressive collection of civil rights activists, […]
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 […]
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.
By Melanie Nathan, February 10, 2012. Proposition 8, the 2008 measure that stripped same-sex couples of the right to marry in California, has now been found by two Federal Courts to be unconstitutional! Prop 8 discriminates against same-sex couples in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. This week a majority from […]
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 […]
Marriage Equality Foes Dealt a Blow -in Maine and California REMEMBER THIS RULING – I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT IF THE RECORDS WERE RELEASED AND IF THEY WILL BE MADE PUBLIC. IS THERE A TIME LIMIT – TO HAND OVER? KEEP YOUR EYE ON THIS SPACE BECAUSE WE WILL REPORT BACK….SOOOON. MEL Judge Orders […]
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.
Melanie on Lez Get real:- The very same culprits who passed Proposition 8, with all their Mormon funding, individual hate and corporate dollars threatening yet again, are now flooding the Governor with calls to block the Marriage Recognition and Family Protection Act. Co-sponsored by our colleagues at Equality California and Sen. Mark Leno, SB 54, […]
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 […]
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
10.50 am I am gratified my marriage is considered valid, but I am heartbroken by the ruling and how it impacts our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters, and of course their families. I can only say to those families that still want to marry, you have the committment of the 18,000 to continue the […]
JULY 27, 2008 – May, 26, 2009 WHAT IS IT GOING TO BE – ? “R.I.P MARRIAGE” – THE DEATH OF MY MARRIAGE BY THE VOICE OF CALIFORNIA, ENDORSED BY THE BENCH? OR “HAPPY ANNIVERSARY HONEY” – MARRIED TEN MONTHS” – BY ORDER OF COURT! Marriage Equality Join us on the Steps of the Court 400 McAllister, […]
“Decision Day” is on Tuesday! The California Supreme Court just announced that it will release its decision on the fate of Proposition 8 on Tuesday, May 26. The court will either uphold the Constitution, recognizing equal protection under the law, or uphold discrimination, taking away fundamental civil rights from a minority. DECISION DAY – Tuesday […]
Waiting for California proposition 8 Judicial decision I reflect on the harm to my children
Miss California and Donald Trump use President Obama as a shield for their bigotry and to clear and smear…
Donald Trump, Carrie Prejean, the Miss USA Pageant conducted a press conference today, to clear Ms. California and smear equality for America’s lesbian and gay community. Trump and Perjean purported to align to President Obama’s position and statement on gay marriage. The conference was used as a platform (mmm maybe he was thinking Rosie – vendetta-in his overt endorsement […]
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 […]
Media priorities highlighted in this unlikely comparative excercise… between Boyle, Miss California, and equal rights for lesbians and Gays…. check it out – Melanie Nathan authors
Gay Marriage in Iowa. The tought that only liberal Judges make correct constitutional endorsements of Gay Rights is over. This sweeping ruling proves its constitutionally an abomination to deny gay partners their right to marry. Time for Federal rights too – pending marriage rights in all US States, COngress muct pass the Unificaton of American Families […]
LGBT Families torn about by lack of equal protection under Federal law.
Special Thanks to:
Martha and Lin McDewitt-Pugh – Love in Exile (http://www.loveexiles.org/)
Julie Kruse and Victoria Neilson Immigration Equality, (www.immigrationequality.org)
Melanie Nathan, CEO Private Courts, Inc. (www.privatecourts.com)
GLAAD for media support and training Cindi Creaver (www.glaad.org/
Offices of Senator Boxer and Senator Feinstein
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
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.”
Our little one turns 4 today. She deserves the recognition and respect that all other children have when it comes to rights for her parents. She is a fact of life and she has the right to be acknowledged by the law…