Our lesbian lawyer Jessica is back to explain the issue of equal protection in the Prop 8 trial happening this week. She’ll tell you what the lawyers are trying to prove, what a suspect class is, and why anyone cares about the economic impact of gay marriage in California.
If you’ve been following the Prop 8 trial this week, you might have a lot of questions about the law and stuff, or perhaps like us you only KINDA understand what’s going on. Our resident legal expert Jessica is here to help! Here’s part one of two of Jessica the Legal Eagle Lawyer Explains It All– if you’ve got questions, she’s got answers.
A day of many feelings. We laughed, we cried, we asked “is this really happening?” incredulously, and the world spun madly on. Welcome to Day Five of the Prop 8 Same-Sex Marriage Trial Recap: Judgment DAZE.
Day Four of the Prop 8 Trial and the other side is getting really desperate. But we’ve got our game faces on for testimony on the effects of prejudice & social stigma on gays and of gay marriage on the economy. But funnier!
Day Three of the Prop 8 Trial recap, in which the other side wants to talk about how gay men sleep around, schools teach children how to be gay, and that because we have Will & Grace, we don’t need equal rights. What they don’t know is that Will & Grace has been off the air for a few years. The plot thickens…
Prop 8 Trial: The Recap. In Day Two, we analyze the history of marriage and the history of anti-gay propaganda, and we fantasize about a West Wing Prop 8 Trial Musical Revue, with lots of graphics!
We’ll be recapping the Prop 8 Trial for you every day, and sorry for being a little late today! We’ve got all your Day One info, testimony, links, videos and analysis for our kickoff Judgement Daze.
“Perry v. Schwarzenegger is a thrill; it’s also terrifying.” The Prop 8 Trial to appeal the ruling against same-sex marriage begins today in San Francisco, starring David Boies and Theodore B. Olson. We got your who, what, when, where and why.
Why the plan to televise the Prop 8 Trial on YouTube is BRILL. A round-up of reactions to New Jersey’s vote-down of same-sex marriage (“an absolute disgrace”), Portugal legalizes same-sex marriage, Glenn Beck says “African-American” is a made-up word!
New Jersey is debating on gay marriage RIGHT NOW, kids. Follow along! Probs we’ll be disappointed, but we can drink together later. Don’t worry. UPDATE: We were disappointed. Break out the bottles.
A 29-year old lesbian is stabbed in the eye outside a Buffalo nightclub, and the attackers haven’t yet been found. Also; un-airbrushed model on Marie Claire cover, more on g-spots, is Apartment Therapy racist?, Sonia Sotomayor in full, and Gap’s latest boyfriend-themed apparel offering.
No one thought it would happen, but the New Jersey Senate agreed to hear the same-sex marriage bill tomorrow — what’s the outlook? Also, Rhode Island’s gay funeral rights bill veto, Prop 8 trial on YouTube, Obama’s transgender appointee, and the funniest bestest Daily Show video ever about that simple time Glenn Beck & his ilk are always reminiscing about.
The hypocrisy is thick today! Plus, Gay marriage is dead in the water in New Jersey (surprise!) but safe in Iowa. Annise Parker was sworn in as mayor of Houston. California will vote on marijuana legalization soon.
Rather than turn over custody, an ex-gay Mom has just vanished into thin air. Two gay men got married yesterday in Latin America’s first gay marriage. The LAPD is not down with discrimination. The Senate confirmed the first gay U.S. marshal. Gay rumors are flying in an Illinois Senate race. And The Tyra Banks Show is calling it quits!
The New York Times looks at sexual harassment in the military and many commenters agree that the problem is that women are too sexy and men will be men. We vehemently disagree, obvs. The Prop 8 trial will be tweeted from within, which means we are finally in the future! Oh wait, nvm — anti-equality morons in Iowa are already gearing up to vote for a constitutional ban on human rights in 2010.
Same-sex marriage is about to be legal in both Mexico City and Washington DC! New York Senator Diane Savino has had to fight off lesbian rumors in the past. There’s a new book about the link between America and the anti-gay bill in Uganda. And the closing of the South Florida Blade has led to not one but TWO new gay papers in the area.
Rwanda is voting on a “kill the gays” bill too, just like Uganda, which slipped under the radar ’til now. Zimbabwe kicks two girls out of school for lesbian activities, most New Yorkers are upset same-sex marriage didn’t pass, unearthed video footage of Matthew Shepard in a documentary, and what to do when your UK girlfriend’s American Visa expires.
The Washington D.C. City Council said yes to marriage equality in its final vote on the bill. Howevs, Marion Barry voted no, which is frustrating. Los Angeles police have some new info on Mitrice Richardson, who went missing three months ago. There’s some good news for gay businesses. And were same-sex marriage supporters too vocal in New Jersey?
Uganda calls takebacks — killing gays will remain a piece of the anti-gay legislation after all. We look at other countries with similar laws and recent interviews with anti-gay leaders in Uganda. Also; GLSEN is counting the number of times you say “dyke” on twitter and we don’t understand why and an annoying columnist talks smack about the hot teacher makeout.
Uganda decides not to execute gays. New Jersey Senate backs out on same-sex marriage vote amid fears of failure. Obama’s “Safe Schools Czar” is accused by right-wing fanatics of telling children to fist each other. WHAT A DAY!