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Proposition 8

The Prop 8 Monologues, Vol. 1 of 2 - What Would Ronald McDonald Do?

Steven Shehori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Steven Shehori

On July 20th, 2005, America's upstairs neighbor -- its called Canada -- became the first country on the continent to legalize nationwide same-sex marriage.

Charles Blow Gets it Wrong on Blacks and Prop. 8

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leonce Gaiter

In his New York Times column on the overwhelming black vote in favor of Prop 8, Charles Blow paints a picture of hypocrisy, irrationality, resentment and plain ignorance.

Huckabee: Bleatin' Good in the Neighborhood

Ellis Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellis Weiner

Mike Huckabee, universally lauded as "America's Relatively Sane Religious Nut," claimed last week that California's Proposition 8 "did not ban gay marriage."

An Open Letter to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Johnathan Wilber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johnathan Wilber

I couldn't help but be impressed by your swift mobilization in support of Prop. 8, and even more so, your unstoppable stand in sanctifying marriage.

Where is Harvey Milk Today?

Ari Bendersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ari Bendersky

Watching the film on the 30th anniversary of Milk's tragic and unnecessary death ... I was reminded that while we've come far, we really haven't gotten anywhere.

Giving Thanks For Harvey Milk

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kerry Trueman

The most poignant aspect of Milk is that the story it tells -- of the fight against ignorance and intolerance -- is, unlike the hairdos and the Haight couture in the film -- all too current.

Uncomfortable Thanksgiving: Obama, Prop 8, and My Marriage

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

This year the fear and bigotry that animated Proposition 8 in California has made this a strange Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving San Francisco 1978

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It was the Monday after Thanksgiving, thirty years ago today, that San Francisco again changed forever. Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated.

Prop 8 Be Damned, We are Family These Holidays

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Happy Holidays to all families, blessed by God or not, approved by Man or no. Cherish the ties that bind, honor those that love, and hold those that are dear. These days more than ever, it truly is all we've got.

"Milk"-ing the Gay Rights Setback to the Box Office?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

With the release of Gus Van Sant's new bio-pic, MILK, covering the life and times of gay activist Harvey Milk, Prop 8 and gay rights are the focus of ...

Should Adopted Children be Allowed to Say "Mommy" and "Daddy?"

Seth Grahame-Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Seth Grahame-Smith

After all, if anybody can throw around words like "son" or "daughter" to describe someone they share absolutely no DNA with, where does it end?

Milk -- We Need Him Now More Than Ever

Matt Budd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matt Budd

Harvey Milk inspired hundreds of thousands of gay people in his lifetime and now with Gus Van Sant's new film Milk, he has the opportunity to reach millions more in death.

Have We Overcome?

Lara M. Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lara M. Gardner

In spite of Obama's election, what America has not given up and seems loathe to give up, regardless how far backward we move socially, morally, and legally, is religion.

The Dangers of Outsourcing Activism: An Open Letter to Gay Civil Rights Advocates

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Cohan

Why has the gay community -- and the organizations that supposedly represent us -- embraced "outsourced" activism as our central political strategy in recent years?

Proposition 8 Backlash: What's Wrong with Discriminating Against Those Who Want to Discriminate?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

When hate or smugness affects one of our neighbor's quality of life and places him or her on a pedestal below, it deprives that person of the chance to be happy and fulfilled.

Activists Seek To Tie "Milk" To Gay Rights Campaign

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- When the movie "Milk" comes next month to Claremont, a college town about 30 miles from here, Patrick Milliner intends to greet it with...

The Last Time We Vote For Bigotry

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

The time has come to put our votes and our money where our mouth is and no longer tolerate the malleable bigotry of those who profess to be our friends, but also say we are not quite worthy of the same rights.

Winds of Change

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

The rules of the Mormon, Catholic and Evangelical churches are now enshrined into civil law. I think people are finally awakened to this existential threat and willing to fight back.

Where's the Struggle?

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Suissa

When I see the coarse arguments currently raging over the issue of same-sex marriage, I don't see any thoughtful or fascinating debates... I see two armies shooting at each other.

What Harvey Milk Tells Us About Proposition 8

Rob Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Epstein

Although Prop 8 wasn't exactly a remake of Prop 6, it's the same disaster movie storyline pitch: any recognition of constitutional rights for gay and lesbian citizens will somehow destroy the natural order.

The Religious Support Behind Proposition 8

Phil Zuckerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Zuckerman

The most irreligious nations right now are among the most successful, while the most religious nations tend to be among the most destitute.

Prop. 8 Gay Marriage Ban Heads To California Supreme Court

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — California's highest court agreed Wednesday to hear several legal challenges to the state's new ban on same-sex marriage but ref...

Kevin Spacey on Gay Marriage: "We're Going to Get it Right"

Ariston Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

Check out our exclusive interview below as Kevin discusses Obama, Prop 8, and why he believes America is going to overturn the ban on gay marriage once and for all.

The Civics Lesson in the Aftermath of Prop. 8

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

For those wondering why the protests seem to persist after the passing of Prop. 8, from the political theorist perspective we may be witnessing a backlash to the tyranny of the majority.

California Supreme Court To Hear Cases Challenging Gay Marriage Ban

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SAN FRANCISCO — California's highest court agreed Wednesday to hear several legal challenges to the state's new ban on same-sex marriage but ref...