Constance McMillen saves the day in a landmark ruling where she gets her money and Itawamba County School District gets its first gender/sexuality inclusive anti-discrimination policy, the first of its kind in a Mississippi public school! Also Dan Choi got arrested again.
On this week’s episode of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: The ABC Family Drama, we examine what might happen in an alternate universe where gays, lesbians, transgenders, and other queermos are allowed into the US military, and all the religiously motivated homophobes leave.
As you may or may not know, Current TV is a channel on your teevee if you live in the U.S., and it’s better than all the other channels. It’s responsible for That’s Gay, which you probably love, and Target: Women with Sarah Haskins, which isn’t on anymore, but which you probably also loved at […]
US Rep. Luis Gutierrez is hoping Congress will support the Uniting American Families Act, which would allow gay couples equal treatment under immigration law.
Argentina’s legislature approved marriage rights for all citizens last night, after a hard-fought battle between the country’s president and the Catholic Church. It’s the first country in Latin America to do so.
Hey, everyone, 8: The Mormon Proposition goes on sale today. Autostraddle officially thinks that this is a Very Important Movie. And we have a deal for you! If you purchase your copy through this link, you can get a second copy free!
It’s the middle of summer which means it’s the perfect time to brush up on your survey-constructing skills for all your social science classes next year. Let’s get this party started with the as-promised complete breakdown of the Department of Defense’s latest oeuvre, the DADT survey!
Are you subscribed to the Family Research Council’s mailing list? On the off chance that you’re not, we have some educational reading material for you, diligently footnoted. Yeah you’re welcome.
The survey to assess the troops’ readiness to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is chock full of response bias and other methodological sins. Is there hope? Do you like our re-write?
A federal judge ruled DOMA was unconstitutional based on a states rights argument — irony! — but Obama will probs defend the law on appeal. Meh.
The military began its study on DADT yesterday, and — surprise! — it’s a mess. Gay people have been advised not to fill it out, which is a shame because we’d really like to know how they feel about showering with gay people.
Hawaii’s governor vetoes civil unions bill, Today Show excludes gays from its Modern Weddings contest and a lesbian is denied the malpractice settlement from her deceased ex-wife — seems gays can’t get a break in the US these days. It’s okay though, because new studies show that straight people are married & have kids & they HATE IT. But also there’s the super-cute new issue of gay wedding mag EquallyWed… gawd, it’s so hard to choose a number one feeling today!
If you thought there wasn’t room for one more controversy to sweep Toronto, well, you were wrong. This officially marks the first time ever we haven’t wanted to move to Canada. Also: Judith Butler turns down an award, bisexuality gets surveyed, gay marriage in NY and the lives of gay youths.
Gay people can’t get married in Wisconsin, and domestic partnerships are barred from having the same rights as marriage. Plus, you can’t adopt children without being married there. MADISON REVOLT!
For example, I just wrote half of this excerpt and then had no idea what it was about. And then it disappeared. Anyway, the Elena Kagan nomination hearings are mostly boring, though still important. She talks about DADT, legal progressivism, and cameras in the court room.
Happy Elena Kagan Confirmation Hearing Day! We give you the preview here. Also, thoughts on the future of gay marriage, hate from the Virginia attorney general, a women’s radio station in the West Bank, marriage in Iceland, and a look back at Stonewall on Pride weekend.
Obama and Hillary are making efforts to assure us that gay rights are still a priority. Also gays will get more rights to take time off work to care for partners or kids. New York is about to have a gay/trans inclusive anti-bullying bill. And we’re still cautiously optimistic about the Prop 8 trial.
The violent drunk-driving bigamist stalkers in Texas had better not think about getting gay married, because THAT could turn out to be a felony. Also, we talk about putting the politics back in Pride, unsettling developments on DADT, protests over violence in Savannah, new life for the Transgender Economic Empowerment Initiative, and the Lisa Miller/Janet Jenkins custody case going back to court.
We recap last night’s press conference on the Prop 8 Trial’s closing arguments and affirm our personal feeling that we’ve got this sh*t in the bag, amirite? Also; Stonewall Uprising, Boy Scouts still hate gays, Rachel Maddow on the oil spill and lesbians raise better kids.
Are you ready to get this Prop 8 thing taken care of once and for all? SO ARE WE. We recap today’s closing arguments on the Prop 8 trial on gay marriage in California, with characteristic Autostraddle style and class.