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Gay Marriage Supporters Plan Proposition 8 Protests For Saturday

USA Today/Andrew Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From USA Today: SAN FRANCISCO -- Thousands of gay-marriage supporters plan to take to the streets Saturday to protest gay-marriage bans in California...

Fight for the Right ... to Marry

Ari Bendersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ari Bendersky

Sure, we can elect a black man to the White House, but we can't allow all people who love each other to enjoy the same legal rights?

Friday Talking Points [55] -- "Bretton Woods II"? Not Quite.

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I have to begin here today by stomping all over a cutesy term the media has come up with for the upcoming economic "summit" George W. Bush is holding ...

Wasting Away in Margaritaville

Howard Bragman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Bragman

To my brothers and sisters in the GLBT movement and our friends, peaceful protests, boycotts and community organizing are the tools of our trade and ultimately the things that will win this struggle.

How Did Proposition 8 Pass in California?

Meghan Peters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Meghan Peters

In essence, voting "no" meant "to not eliminate" gay marriage. Who says that? No one. In fact, I've been taught in writing classes that this would be poor English.

First, You Get Mad

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

Wow. It's kind of unbelievable, really. You take something away from people, and they get angry. Take away hard won rights, and equal protection for t...

18,000 in California Kicked to the Curb

Sara Whitman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Whitman

In California, 18,000 couples have no idea what they are. Some have kids, some don't.

The Fight Goes On

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

On the same ballot that we were granting more "rights" to chickens, a slim majority of voters were stripping rights away from our fellow Californians. This cannot stand. This will not stand.

Marriage Matters to Us

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

It has been a strange couple of weeks. Just last week, I saw something that I never thought I'd see in my lifetime, and felt like I was witnessing it ...

Time to Overcome Black Homophobia

Lola Adesioye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lola Adesioye

Gay rights supporters are surprised that African Americans could have voted against gay marriage believing that they, more than anyone, should understand discrimination.

Protest at Mormon Temple Not Best Messaging Method

Ryan J. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ryan J. Davis

I'm a little scared of the anti-Mormon fervor that I'm seeing in the gay community. Tonight's protest will just confirm the Mormons' fears about us and will certainly be portrayed negatively in the media.

Why We Feel Betrayed

Robin Tyler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin Tyler

Tens of thousands of lesbians and gays will continue to protest all over the USA, and we should not get off the streets. We must finally see ourselves as a civil rights movement, and act accordingly.

Why Americans Still Need to Know the Truth about Sarah Palin

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Clothier

I'm disappointed thus far in the first part of Matt Lauer's Today Show interview with Sarah Palin this morning. It was all fluff. Not a single quest...

Nate Silver: Don't Blame Prop 8 On Black And Latino Voters

FiveThirtyEight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Certainly, the No on 8 folks might have done a better job of outreach to California's black and Latino communities. But the notion that Prop 8 passed ...

George Clooney Slams Prop 8

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

George Clooney has spoken out to E!'s Ted Casablancas about the passage of Proposition 8, banning gay marriage in California: "At some point in our li...

The Word from California

Larry Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Abrams

While many Americans feel quite content in contesting the "Gay Agenda," far fewer consider themselves out and out bigots willing to deny other people basic Human Rights.

Gay Marriage, Chickens, and How to Win

Elayne Boosler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elayne Boosler

To win the fight over Prop 8, and it's criminal that any American taxpayer has to fight for fundamental human rights in 2008, you have to show the opponents the advantages to them.

Frank Talk on Race and Prop. 8

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

In moving forward, we must build a coalition that embraces a universal set of principles. If we stupidly divide ourselves by sexual orientation or race, we can only expect a race to the bottom.

There Is No "Unless You're Gay" Clause in the Constitution, Prop 8 Supporters

Jamie Frevele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Frevele

Moral objections aside, the passage of Proposition 8 in California plus all the other states with same-sex marriage bans are all in direct conflict with the United States Constitution.

The Passage of Prop 8: Do The Math

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The shame that we feel today over Prop 8 is only directed at our collective failure, which we need to figure out how to rectify. All of us. Together.

The Conservative "Secular Problem" Deepens

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

If conservatives want to prevent young voters -- two-thirds of whom support Obama -- from remaining liberal Democrats for their rest of their lives, hating on gays is not exactly the best way to do it.

Proposition 8 is Not About Black Homophobia

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

When society narrowly defines marriage as solely the union between a man and a woman, it ignores the constant changing configuration of today's family units.

Yearning for Unity: Songs From the Choir

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Barack Obama accepted his landslide win last Tuesday, not as the conquering victor filled with hubris, but rather as a humbled, public servant.

Way to Rain on my Parade, California

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Isabel Kaplan

The news came in that California passed Proposition 8. I am horrified at 52% of California's voters. How could you?

The N-Bomb is Dropped on Black Passersby at Prop 8 Protests

Pam Spaulding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pam Spaulding

The desire to scapegoat blacks for Prop 8's defeat has exposed the now not-so-latent racism in our movement.