Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Betty White Defends The Gay Community

The Top 10 Things EDITED from Jo Becker's book, Forcing The Spring

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Jo Becker got into some hot water with LGBT activists and writers. In her new book, she leaves out key parts in the marriage equality battle.

Andrew Sullivan and Dan Savage are just a few who attacked Jo for "re-writing" history. But I realized that Jo didn't put the whole truth in her book. Let me share the edited parts:

  1. B613 created the HRC.
  2. Michelle Obama is one of the secret donators to Get Equal.
  3. After watching Noah's Arc: Jumping The Broom, President Obama evolved on Gay Marriage.
  4. Ted Olsen wrote the first draft of Prop 8.
  5. Brian Brown was stood up on Gay.com in 1998, which led him to organize the anti-gay group NOM.
  6. HRC planted Ken Mehlman in the Bush Administration.
  7. Hillary Clinton told Joe Biden to spill the beans on Meet The Press.
  8. Chad Griffin is a Time Lord or the unNumbered Doctor.
  9. GOProud is the shadow organization under the HRC.
  10. AG Eric Holder is member of Hydra.

Lupita Nyong’o named People Magazine’s ‘Most Beautiful’ person


SCOTUS Upholds Michigan’s Affirmative-Action Ban, Sotomayor pissed


Drama!

In a 6-2 Supreme Court decision last night, Justice Anthony Kennedy, John Roberts, Samuel Alito and few others voted to uphold the 2006 Michigan constitutional amendment ban on affirmative action based on race, gender, ethnicity, or national origin in hiring or college admissions.

The one judge that was NOT on board... Was Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Oh, she was over it for real!

She said:
"But without checks, democratically approved legislation can oppress minority groups. Michigan voters "changed the basic rules of the political process in that state in a manner that uniquely disadvantaged racial minorities."
But that's not all. Please read her 58 page dissent

Federal judge denies NOM’s motion to Intervene in the Oregon's Same-Sex Marriage Case


Oh snap! In Oregon, Judge Michael McShane denied NOM's meddling ass from intervening in the oral arguments in federal lawsuit challenging the state's gay marriage ban.

NOM taunted they would jump into this case, claiming they're fighting for the rights of Americans or some crap! Well, the judge wasn't hearing that. Now, the oral arguments will go as scheduled today without NOM's foolishness.

But the judge could consider NOM’s motion to intervene in the next case scheduled on May 14th. If their motion is accepted, the judge will schedule a second briefing on summary judgement or move the case to trial.

Again, NOM, are you tired of losing?

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Character Posters for "The Normal Heart"

Here are character posters for Matt Bomer and Mark Ruffalo's roles in "The Normal Heart"


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

'Mean Girls' Actor Daniel Franzese comes out as Gay



More about Daniel is here

Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, and Michael Fassbender share an X-citing Announcement


The First Lawsuit Challenging Georgia's Gay Marriage Ban has been Filed

Shelton Stroman and Chris Inniss

This is so good!

Lambda Legal has filed the lawsuit on behalf of seven people to challenge the state of Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

Back in 2004, the state ban overwhelmingly passed, but now folks want to destroy the ban and move forward for marriage equality.

ABC News reports
Shelton Stroman and Chris Inniss, a suburban Atlanta couple, are among the plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed Tuesday. They've been together for about 13 years, own a pet boarding and daycare business together and adopted their 9-year-old son, Jonathan, as an infant.

"We just want to make sure that other families like ours are treated just like everyone else's family," Stroman told The Associated Press in a phone interview. "It's really hurtful and offensive that the state of Georgia is refusing to treat our families fairly."

Gay marriage is legal in 17 states and the District of Columbia, and Stroman and Inniss have considered going to one of those spots to get married. But they said they're frustrated that their union would have no legal standing in Georgia, and they still wouldn't have the state legal benefits of marriage.
I am loving this because a Black couple is a part this battle in the South. As this progresses, I hope their faces continues the evolving views of Black folks in the South.

read the filing here


NOM files a motion to Intervene in Oregon's Same-Sex Marriage Case


Back in Feburary, Oregon's Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum decided not to defend the gay marriage ban during a court challenge from same-sex couples.

As the case moves forward to end the ban, NOM brings their broke asses in to start trouble. These bastards want to intervene the Oregon case.

This is what they wrote in their blog:
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) said it will file a motion in federal court later today seeking to intervene in the case challenging the constitutionality of the 2004 state ballot measure that defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman. NOM seeks to protect the interests of its members in Oregon which include a County Clerk, professionals in the wedding industry and voters who supported the 2004 amendment to the state constitution. The group said the intervention filing became necessary when the state Attorney General refused to mount a defense of the amendment, a situation that creates a "collusive" lawsuit where the public's interests are unrepresented.

"Marriage in Oregon is worthy of defense, yet the Attorney General has abandoned her duty to defend the marriage state constitutional amendment enacted overwhelmingly in 2004 and in effect has switched sides," said Brian Brown, president of NOM. "As a membership organization, we speak on behalf of our members, including a County Clerk in the state, several professionals in the wedding industry, and voters. All of these individuals have a particularized interest in the outcome of the litigation, yet their interests are not being represented. We are working to protect the interests of our members who support true marriage against a collusive lawsuit that has the state joining with the plaintiffs against the interests of our members, and the state's voters."

The challenge to Measure 36, the state constitutional amendment defining marriage, is currently scheduled for oral argument in federal district court in Eugene on Wednesday, April 23rd.
 You know what? I hope they get pushed out of this battle. Haven't they lost enough?