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Notes From the First Plaintiff in Tyler v. The State of CA

(9) Comments | Posted January 11, 2010 | 3:20 PM

The author is a petitioner in the CA Supreme Court case to overturn Prop 8. (Tyler v. State of California), the first plaintiff in the case which brought marriage equality to California, if only for a brief time.

I was at the Pasadena Federal Courthouse early this...

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Why We Feel Betrayed

(151) Comments | Posted November 12, 2008 | 6:31 PM

With regard to African American voters, 70 per cent of your community sided with the same kind of bigots who supported slavery, who fought against interracial marriage, who vote to send your people who are addicted to prison instead of rehabilitation centers, and who vote to cut off aid to...

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My Big Fat Jewish Lesbian Wedding

(20) Comments | Posted June 22, 2008 | 2:27 PM

At 5:01 p.m. on June 16, 2008, my partner, Diane Olson, and I received our marriage license at the Beverly Hills Courthouse. When we took the oath, the clerk who gave us our license had tears in her eyes. She had turned us down so many times earlier that she...

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So, You Aren't Marrying a Jewish Girl?

(12) Comments | Posted June 10, 2008 | 7:46 PM

Believe it or not, that's what a reporter for a mainstream Jewish newspaper asked me last week! At first, I didn't understand.

She had e-mailed me: "What do you think of intermarriage?" I replied: "If women want to marry men, it's perfectly okay with me!" But when the reporter...

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First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage

(86) Comments | Posted June 2, 2008 | 6:46 PM

I wish I had said that. How poetic! Was it Walt Whitman? No. Was it a greeting card? No. Was it my mother? I can't remember. Then who said it?

It was Macy's! Yes, Macy's department store, where I worked as Santa's little helper the good fairy -- I swear...

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My Reaction to the California Marriage Ruling -- As the Plaintiff

(72) Comments | Posted May 26, 2008 | 3:56 PM

There is no such thing as same-sex marriage, because after marriage, sex is never the same.

Despite that, on May 15, the day the California Supreme Court ruled that my partner, Diane Olson, and I could get married, I e-mailed my brother Robert, who was traveling in Spain with...

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Let Them Eat Cake

(22) Comments | Posted May 21, 2008 | 4:38 PM

Robin Tyler is one of the Original Plaintiffs in the CA Supreme Court Lawsuit, Tyler v. County of LA

Wedding cake that is. And " them" means everyone one of us. Everyone!

Everyone has the right to be treated equally. And that means the right to be legally married....

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