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The Political News I’m Waiting For. What Are You Waiting For?

As the summer progresses, I find myself waiting with interest for the arrival of some pieces of news. Here’s what I’m waiting for:

Section 527 quarterly financial reports. Most non-profit political organizations must file reports of their contributions and expenditures with the IRS on July 15 or July 20. With most reports filed electronically nowadays, [...]

Limerick Open Thread (Kill Prop 8 Edition)

In November of 2010 California will try it again With Repeal of Prop 8 For the Golden Gate State Barbie could marry Midge and Not Ken

Tell me all about news of the day It’s your turn, so go on, have your say Share what’s better and worse Just do it in verse In a [...]

Race and Homophobia: In the Congress, It's a NOT-Black Thing

In California’s last election, the passage of Proposition 8 barring same-sex marriage equality was made possible for many reasons, including the meddling of Roman Catholic and Mormon religious leaders, but also in part by the disproportionate support of black voters, leading to dismayed November 5 reactions like this:

I am feeling the same bittersweet feeling [...]

Barack Obama Ignores the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution

Barack Obama knows the Fourteenth Amendment. Yet, as President, Barack Obama is choosing to ignore that part of the Constitution. What other parts of the Constitution will President Obama decide to ignore next? [...]

A Space for Equal Protection Under Law at the Inaugural Parade

Just before the new year, VJack issued a call for gays, lesbians and atheists to find common cause and to…

suggest that an alliance between the atheist and GLBT communities might be worthy of serious consideration. We have a great deal in common. We also share a common “enemy” in Christian extremists, a group determined [...]

Get Your Rick Warren Off My Barack Obama

Barack Obama is having extremist preacher Rick Warren deliver an official religious invocation at the Presidential Inauguration? Eeeew. That’s gross. Get your Rick Warren off my Barack Obama! [...]

Barack Obama Is Not My President

Barack Obama is showing, with his choice of Rick Warren to provide a religious invocation over the Presidential Inauguration, that his dependence upon homohpobia and theocratic kooks was not just a campaign tactic. It’s going to be part of the way Barack Obama governs too. [...]

Two March Together To Protest Prop 8 Discrimination

Paget and Jones truly dedicated themselves to the cause of marriage equality, and set out on foot. They dedicated themselves to a protest march against the ban on same-sex marriage, walking all the way from Los Angeles to the California state Supreme Court in San Francisco. [...]

Sure You Want Religious Marriage Standards? Consider the Salvation Army

As protests against the passage of Proposition 8 continue, broadening from rallies and demonstrations to boycotts of companies that opposed marriage equality, it is worth considering the argument of the opposition. Religious opponents of same-sex marriage rights (including the Catholic and Mormon churches heavily funding political opposition to marriage equality in California) assert that marriage [...]