You're in a committed, same-sex relationship, but you can't get married in California. And suddenly your partner, who intended to write you into his will, dies. Then his sister steps in, and you get nothing.
That actually happened, according to an L.A.-based legal claim made by Brent Beckwith, who ... More >>
Surely you've heard the good news by now: Proposition 8 was just overturned by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
And, though the religious zealots at ProtectMarriage will inevitably appeal that decision, it's definitely time to take this Internet party to the streets. LGBT advocates and city o ... More >>
EQCA Executive Director Geoff KorsWith closing arguments for the Proposition 8 federal trial wrapped up, honchos at Equality California and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, who were major players in the disastrous "No on 8" campaign, are touting a so-called "groundbreaking" study on P ... More >>
With the 2010 U.S. Census soon underway, it's always been a sticking point with us that the gay community has been barely, if at all, counted. People are asked about their race on the short, census questionnaire, for example, but there's nothing
about sexual orientation.EQCAEquality California Exec ... More >>
While gay rights groups in California continue to clash over which year to push forward with a pro-gay marriage ballot measure (check out this Queerty post), Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker announced during a San Francisco hearing yesterday that a federal Proposition 8 lawsuit will go to tri ... More >>
Proposition 8, last year's successful ballot initiative overturning
the existing right of gays to marry in California, was largely financed
by out-of-state money and represented a resounding defeat for the cause
of same-sex marriage here. Precisely, however, when Prop 8 opponents
finished licking th ... More >>
California's State Supreme Court begins hearing arguments for and against overturning Proposition 8, the same-sex marriage ban approved by voters last November. The state's high court will issue its decision within 90 days. The San Francisco proceedings, based on three separate cases challenging the ... More >>
Late yesterday, gay rights activist and blogger Michael Petrelis accomplished the seemingly impossible--he found and published the 16 "principal officers" of the "No on 8" campaign's executive committee. If you think that kind of information would have been easily available, you are very, very wrong ... More >>
"Ring them bells St. Catherine/ From the top of the room,
Ring them from the fortress/ For the lilies that bloom.
Oh the lines are long/ And the fighting is strong
And they're breaking down the distance/ Between right and wrong."
"Ring Them Bells," Bob Dylan
Gay marriage is a r ... More >>