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Last Build Date: Wed, 07 May 2008 20:55:48 +0000

 



Healthcare for Gays Unconstitutional in Michiganefs5r

Wed, 07 May 2008 20:55:05 +0000

The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that local governments and state universities can no longer provide health insurance to the partners of gay employees. Such benefits are now unconstitutional because Michigan’s 2004 anti-gay marriage amendment. Remember when the supporters of these amendments told us that they were merely aimed at preserving the traditional definition of […](image)


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O’Reilly and the Gaysefs5r

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 00:18:39 +0000

Bill O’Reilly’s homophobia and hypocrisy make me chuckle(image)


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Gay vs. Straight Personality Traitsefs5r

Tue, 15 Apr 2008 21:52:47 +0000

An interesting study by Professor Richard Lippa of California State University examines the correlation of certain personality traits to both gender and sexuality. A highlight of some of the major findings: Lesbian women were somewhat higher on openness and instrumentality than straight women were, and they were somewhat lower on neuroticism. That surely seems to […](image)


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More Discrimination at the State Departmentefs5r

Wed, 26 Mar 2008 14:51:40 +0000

I’ve already commented on how the State Department discriminates against its gay employees by denying their partners the benefits that spouses of straight employees enjoy. This story highlights how they discriminate against married gays in passport application process. Jason Hair-Wynn, a gay man married in Massachusetts was denied a passport because he legally changed his […](image)


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OK State Rep: Gays Worse Than Terroristsefs5r

Tue, 11 Mar 2008 15:47:32 +0000

In case you missed it, check out this clip of Oklahoma State Representative Sally Kern’s tirade against gays. Kern has refused to apologize and maintains that she is not a gay-basher. She reportedly received a standing ovation from fellow Oklahoma Republican lawmakers in a closed meeting on Monday for her remarks. Another notable contribution of […](image)


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Marriage in Iowaefs5r

Tue, 04 Mar 2008 17:58:15 +0000

An attempt by Iowa republicans to push through a state constitutional amendment to keep gays from marrying has failed. The state supreme court is still considering the case after a Polk County judge found the decade old ban on marriage equality violated the state constitution’s due process and equal protection clauses last August. Could it […](image)


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Obama’s Recognition of Gay Equalityefs5r

Tue, 04 Mar 2008 01:02:03 +0000

Speaking about same sex unions at a campaign stop in Appalachia today, Obama said: I think that it is a legal right that they should have that is recognized by the state. If people find that controversial then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount, which I think is, in my […](image)


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Anti-Gay Discrimination at the State Departmentefs5r

Wed, 05 Dec 2007 17:48:24 +0000

After 26 years as a career Foreign Service Officer, Ambassador Michael Guest is resigning in protest of State Department rules that discriminate against gay employees and their partners.  From the Washington Post: Within the State Department, gay men and lesbians are widely accepted, in contrast to the military, where an admission of homosexuality is grounds […](image)


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Personal Noteefs5r

Tue, 04 Dec 2007 21:44:44 +0000

I’ve been neglecting the Blitz for a while due to end of semester class work. I’m working on research papers on the topics of marriage equality; the role of religion in the public square; and the Sino-Russian energy/security dilemma that is central Asia. May post bits later, probably of the former two.(image)


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