In today’s news, Washington, D.C., may soon legalize gay marriage. DADT is sinking faster than Riese, Alex, and Jess’s hurricane-bound lesbian cruise ship! Unfortunately, The Man is still lurking around high schools, keeping girls from dancing together.
Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow will play a couple in “The Danish Girl.” The New York governor is pushing for a vote on same-sex marriage today. And a new survey of troops says support for DADT is on the decline.
Someone left a voicemail threatening to shoot a former anti-gay leader in Maine. The House health care bill actually includes several benefits for the gay community. Plus, Ellen graces the cover of O magazine.
Maine is over me. But I just can’t get over Maine. Welcome to the first “Riese’s Pieces” column, where I turn feelings into sentences and hopefully, sometimes, actual points.
The defeat of same-sex marriage in Maine may lead New Hampshire voters to overturn their own gay marriage laws, Maine makes nation take stock of strategy. I wish Google News had a “good news” filter. In lieu of that, I also have a funny Onion video about Glenn Beck and photos of hot girls!
Maine voted to strike down gay marriage tonight with 53% voting Yes on Question 1, which is depressing. Good news for the gays in Washington, North Carolina and Michigan, however!
Autostraddle will be “live-blogging” election happenings coming in from Maine (voting on Question 1, could reverse law permitting same-sex marriage) and Washington (voting on Referendum 71 which would permit “everything but” marriage for Washington same-sex couples). And you know, whatever else happens. Hopefully no-one will get hurt this time.
On November 4th, big elections are gonna go down in Washington and Maine. Where do the polls stand and what’s at stake? Also; the NFL has a homophobe and the MLB has a gay winner,
Maine Equality shatters the misconception that anyone over the age of 60 is auto-homophobic. Anti-gay bullies try to get Obama’s progressive safe schools czar outsed, how Immigration law hurts same-sex couples, and Colbert does Washington’s Referendum 71.
With only ten days to go, the marriage equality fight in Maine heats up — we bring you the latest arguments from all sides on how to win this thing. Also, an interesting perspective on hate crimes and the war-spending budget attached to the Matthew Shepard Act.
The Obama Administration is making small steps towards helping the LGBT community with the Shepard Act & new initiatives from the departments of Housing and Urban Development and Health and Human Services. Also; Dan Choi gives great interview to the Metro Weekly – with tales of a childhood spent praying “Jesus, make me pop a boner for Michelle Pfeiffer, in Jesus’ name, amen!”
Have we said all there is to say to people who passionately oppose full & equal rights for gays and lesbians?
California judge dares to ask anti-equality lawyer how exactly gay marriage will affect opposite marriage. Another Prop 8 Crusader says the effect on him is being seen as a bigot for doing bigoted things. Also; Maine Update, Mormon squabbles, SECULAR SABOTAGE and … teletubbies?
A Louisiana justice of the peace denied a straight interracial couple a marriage license out of concern for their future children. A high school student in Mississippi is kicked out of the yearbook for wearing a tuxedo. And where’s the progress on DADT?
Somewhere between 20,000 and 200,000 gays & supporters marched on Washington on Sunday — a commentary roundup. Also; speeches by Lady Gaga & Cynthia Nixon (and Gaga’s HRC Dinner performance of “imagine,” a bus breakdown derails Chicago marchers, black people feel left out of gay rights agenda, and the haters hate back.
This just in: Obama to deliver speech to room full of gay people. What are you gonna do without Conde Nast’s parenting, wedding, and gourmet cooking advice? Autostraddle can help. Also; Lady Gaga endorses the National Equality March and Illinois introduces gay marriage bill.
Thursday was a big day for gay marriage, as a Texas court ruled in favor of gay divorce and Nevada began issuing domestic partnerships. Haviland guest-blogs for NOW, DADT repeal is thrown out there, and it looks like the NFL might be getting more accepting.
A Boston College professor is in trouble for using his creds to spread hate in Maine’s Protect Marriage campaign, but FoxNews gets the headline wrong. Also, Montreal’s oldest gay bar closes its doors, Ann Coulter is an idiot, and a coming out week billboard gets vandalized.
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