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Koufax Nomination

Wow, it looks like I got a Koufax award nomination for Most Deserving of Wider Recognition, along with a lot of other folks. And here’s a funny bit about who else some folks wanted to nominate. Below are just under … Continue reading

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Justice

Some good news, for a change. I came home this evening to find the following message from Garden State Equality in my inbox concerning the case of Laurel Hester. Today, Saturday, January 21, 2006 — the day Ocean County freeholders … Continue reading

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Ehrlich Finally Antes Up

He must have sensed that something was coming. I got too busy to post about it yesterday, but Maryland’s Republican governor has tried to make good on his promise to present his own bill after he vetoed gay rights bills … Continue reading

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New Day in NJ?

The amendments to New Jersey’s domestic partnership law, which I wrote about earlier, apparently passed. New Jersey lawmakers voted to give same-sex couples the same rights as married couples regarding inheritance and funeral arrangements and to extend gay couples’ access … Continue reading

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When Walls Come Down

And they come down quietly, so that no one notices they’re gone. At least not until what was on the other side comes rushing in, or out. And then it’s too late. Last week a few bricks were taken out … Continue reading

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CA Bigots Take a Bow

You’ll remember a while back that the California legislature passed a measure legalizing same-sex marriage — a historic move that made them the first legislature to do so without first being prompted by the courts — and governor Arnold Schwarzenegger … Continue reading

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Fight & Flight for Our Families

While at the Rainbow Families/DC holiday party yesterday, I heard a bit about Barbara Kinney and Tibby Middleton — a senior lesbian couple who fled their home of 17 years in Fredericksburg, VA for Frederick, MD after Virginia’s lawmakers rose … Continue reading

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They Get Epistles

The Ocean County, NJ, Freeholders hear from a minister who gets it. This is worth posting in full. Freeholder took moralistic tone As the pastor of a church that welcomes all regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age or sexual orientation, … Continue reading

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Compromise & Collateral Damage

There’s something that’s been bugging me as I’ve been blogging about the plight of Laurel Hester and Stacey Andree — the lesbian New Jersey law enforcement officer dying of lung cancer, and her partner Stacey Andree who will lose their … Continue reading

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The Brits Shall Inherit

Gay Brits, that is. RELATIVES of same-sex couples who sign up to the new Civil Partnership agreements could benefit from Inheritance Tax savings of up to £900m. By registering a partnership under new legislation which comes into force today, gay … Continue reading

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Dubya’s Kiss of Death to FMA Sponsor?

That’s Dubya you see in the picture, putting the smooch on Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (CO-04, R) at a Denver fundraiser for her re-election campaign. For those who may not know, Musgrave is the mother of and prime mover behind the … Continue reading

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NJ Lesbian Couple’s Story Spreads

Last night, before going to bed, I copied my previous post about Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree — the lesbian couple dealing with one partner’s impending death from lung cancer, and the reality that the surviving partner will lose their … Continue reading

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Support for NJ Lesbian Couple

I wrote earlier about the plight of Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree. Hester is dying of lung cancer and when that happens it’s likely that Andree will lose the home the couple has shared because she will not receive Hester’s … Continue reading

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Marriage, Justice & Compassion Denied

Talk to me all you want about why gradual social change is the better in the long run, but there’s not much of a chance I’ll buy it. It’s easy to say when you’re not the one needing the change … Continue reading

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