156 posts categorized "SUPREME COURT"

Apr 27 2015
Rally For Marriage, Demonstration Against Reisner & Weiderpass Comments (0)
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Tonight at 6 p.m. was the rally for marriage equality in Times Square, ahead of this week's final arguments at the Supreme Court on the matter. A couple of hundred people gathered while several speakers amped up the crowd, including married gay couples, married gay couples with kids and a clergywoman who boldly said that we need to move on from anything in the Bible that doesn't lead to God. (She's talking about all that anti-female, pro-slavery, anti-gay, anti-shrimp-eating crap.)

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IMG_3553This (male) Lady Liberty spoke no English, but asked one of the Spanish-speaking gay dads to translate the Biblical references. He commandeered this sign from the (very few) anti-gay protesters.

Then, there was a smaller but spirited protest outside The Out NY on W. 42nd St., urging people to boycott the hotel because of the actions of owners Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass. This group swelled once the Times Square rally wrapped (late). It was a little disorganized, with some calling for Reisner and Weiderpass to make generous donations to gay groups, and at least one man demanding they keep their money.

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IMG_3654The message was clear.

Cries of shame had passers-by curious, and everyone I told about what the event was all about reacted favorably—and were shocked to hear the owners of the gay hotel had no idea Ted Cruz was virulently anti-gay.

IMG_3670Sean Verdi is not forgotten.

The event also had a visible contingent in support of the late Sean Verdi, who was earlier found dead in the bathroom at Reisner and Weiderpass's apartment after one of their very well known all-night parties.

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IMG_3684Cries of, “We'll be back and we'll be stronger!”

It will be interesting to see if LGBT businesses avoid The Out and the Pines over this issue, or if Reiser and Weiderpass's dual apologies will blunt the protest.

Click here to find out about the group—10,000 strong—on Facebook that's encouraging a boycott.

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Why Equality Can't Wait Comments (0)

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In advance of the Supreme Court's historic decision regarding marriage equality, check out this heart-breaking story of two men for whom marriage didn't come soon enough...

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Apr 16 2015
Material Witness Comments (0)

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What's next for Ruth Bader Ginsburg...grillz?

 
Apr 02 2015
Living For LOVE RULES Comments (0)

Let-love-ruleLambda Legal is launching a #loverules campaign in advance of the June U.S. Supreme Court decision on gay marriage. Check it out here for how you can support it on social media.

 

 
Mar 04 2015
Need To Know: Madame POTUS + Photoshop-Lifter + Gay Traitor: The Sequel + Chelsea's Still Dead + Roast Beefcake + Sorry/Not Sorry + MORE! Comments (0)

Hillary-ClintonHillary broke an emailing rule, so Republicans think that's gonna disqualify her?

*widget boy culture“Don't you someday wanna see a woman President of the United States of America?”

*widget boy cultureLambda Literary Award nominees announced.

*widget boy cultureAnna Allen is shameless and not very talented.

*widget boy cultureHey, Lance Black, your pal Ken Mehlman is still an anti-gay gay.

*widget boy cultureObamacare is in danger. Again.

*widget boy cultureBen Carson thinks gayness is the same as prison rape.

*widget boy cultureKate McKinnon & Chris Hemsworth are the new Hope & Lamour.

Chris-HemsworthNo lesbian too small.

*widget boy cultureMore on why Chelsea is a thing of the past.

*widget boy culture50 weird facts about gay history.

*widget boy cultureShirtless, reasonably hunky Justin Bieber parodies Justin Bieber.

*widget boy cultureHour-long Madonna mega-mix!

*widget boy cultureKoch Brothers vs. Everglades.

*widget boy cultureLeonard DiCaprio's got a beard.

*widget boy cultureRussell Tovey's sarcastic apology.

*widget boy cultureSlow-mo nude run (Work Unfriendly) is mesmerizing.

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Feb 10 2015
Need To Know: Uncle Thomas Gives Up + Sweet Homo Alabama + GETTING ON & On + Beck & Call + Madonna Best To First + MORE! Comments (0)

GayGrab your partner, do say, “I do!”

*widget boy cultureWhy same-sex marriage will probably be legal in every state in June.

*widget boy culture(Thanks, Gavin Newsom.)

*widget boy cultureWhy Alabama is run by shitkicking Neanderthals.

*widget boy cultureLesbian couple murdered by US Coast Guard worker.

*widget boy cultureGetting On renewed!

*widget boy cultureShe wanted Charles Manson for his (dead) body.

*widget boy cultureRosie O'Donnell is leaving The View due to her health.

*widget boy cultureThis is funnier than 50 Shades of Grey is sexy.

*widget boy cultureKim Kardashian loved 50 Shades of Grey, her husband hated Beck.

*widget boy cultureRob Pattinson takes on James Dean.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's Grammy perfs, ranked.

*widget boy cultureA buncha boys getting frisky in the locker room here.

 
Jan 17 2015
June Brides & Grooms?: Supremes Will Hear Gay-Marriage Case Comments (0)

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The Supreme Court might make gay marriage the law of the land in an instant this June. Are you ready?

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Nov 06 2014
Sixth Circuit Pushes Marriage Equality Back To Supreme Court Comments (0)

Breaking with an array of other courts, the Sixth Circuit has upheld—2 to 1—gay-marriage bans in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.

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This sets the stage for a near-certain Supreme Court review, which could lead to marriage equality nationwide. Or not.

By the way, check out the dissent on that Sixth Circuit farce of a decision.