July 12, 2011, by Melanie Nathan, Today, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced a hearing on the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would overturn DOMA, scheduled for Wednesday July 20th. The hearing will be the first time Congress has heard testimony on legislation that would end federal marriage […]
I wrote this Article for Lezgetreal BLOG extraordinaire The Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) of 2009, would grant same-sex couples the same immigration benefits — and responsibilities — as opposite-sex couples, under the same existing legal framework. It is cosponsored by 22 senators and 117 members of the House of Representatives and has the support […]
Congress can and will have a new attitude toward UAFA – but it is not going to happen until we empower our community to make appointments with their representatives in every district, to show up with their own stories asking for help and if they do not need help, then to show up with the stories of other constituents. Congress will buzz if the dialogue between Rep and Constituent is prevalent and persistent. Until this constituent push happens the D.C. insider intelligence is meaningless. If congress has not taken the issue on after we do this, then I will succumb to the current D.C. Intelligence.
Melanie Nathan and the Month of Pride with Shirley Tan, Jay Mercado out4immigration
Jashley Jorienne contemplate their future. THis video cannot be copy used without permission. But link here by all means.
Jashley after an emotional hearing. Senator Leahy took us all into his office to show us his beautiful children and grandkids.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/03/us/politics/03immig.html?_r=1&hpw Big News- New York Times Article.
UAFA witness list announced
I am leaving tomorrow for D.C. to attend the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing convened by Senator Leahy. I will be blogging on a daily basis, albeit cryptic (perhaps.) I believe and of course stand to be corrected that the Republican members of the committee are only obligated to be present for 15 minutes. I don’t […]
By Melanie Nathan – Breaking – Today, 1.30 PM. Senator Leahy , (D-VT) extended an invitation to Shirley Tan to testify at the UAFA hearing on June 3rd before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Shirley Tan, her wife Jay and their twelve year old twinsons, together with ‘yours truly’ will be traveling next week to DC for the hearings […]
Through enormouse demand I have dedicated a page to the process and procedures involved in these Hearings. Please feel free to comment on your ideas and what you plan on doing. http://oblogdeeoblogda.wordpress.com/uafa-hearings On June 03, 2009, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) and for the first time […]
10. 41 AM PDT ; Senator Leahy’s office announced today that there will be a hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Uniting American Families Act (UAFA). Please stay tuned. Scheduled for June 03, 2009 in D.C. I will be travelling to DC to attend. NOTICE OF COMMITTEE HEARING The Senate Committee on the Judiciary […]
Melanie Nathan Lesbian mom, “Me and our Baby” Today I was picked up by a BLOGGER that sees Gays and Lesbians as lesser Americans Michigan Redneck II – (yes that is what the blogger calls him/herself) – – or so I presume from the postings. THIS IS WHAT SHE WROTE ON […]