Minnesota House Representative Steve Simon discusses how much of sexuality is nature v. nurtue. He offers that sexuality is a gift from God, and asks how many gays must God create before we accept that He wants them around…
A milestone was reached for gay rights last week when a new survey from ABC and the Washington Post announced that more than half of Americans (53% to be exact) say that gay men and women should be allowed to legally marry.
This is the first time the percentage has broken 50% in the nearly 10 years of surveys. In 2004, that number was only 32%, so we have come a long way in gaining mainstream acceptance.
Additionally, majority support for same-sex marriage is no longer exclusive to people in their 20s. 65% of people in their 30s approve of same-sex marriage (up 23% since 2005), and 52% of people in their 40s (up 17%) agree with equal marriage rights.
Unfortunately, these numbers will not make much of a difference for Republicans because the people that are against equality are really against it, and we all know that people who are really against something make a pretty good base of political support. But for all of you Republicans that will continue to discriminate against the LGBT community for your own political gain, being on the wrong side of history is never fun. Just ask the Nazis or the KKK.
After passing the Maryland Senate and the governor’s promise to sign the bill into law, the state’s gay marriage bill died Friday without getting a final vote in the House.
The House did not believe it had the 71 votes needed to pass the measure, and sent it back to committee without a final vote. They have vowed to bring the bill back for a vote next year.
A sad say for supporters of equality. Maryland residents remain second class citizens for at least another year.
After President Obama ended his defense of DOMA in federal courts this week, Speaker Boehner and other Republican leaders are stepping in to defend the discriminatory law.
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Hawaii’s governor, Neil Abercrombie, has promised to sign their civil union bill into law on Wednesday.
The ceremony will begin at 2pm and will be streamed live here.
It’s not full marriage equality, it’s more of a second class marriage…but it is a step in the right direction.
I love her…
Over 140 witnesses were registered to testify at the Maryland Senate hearing today on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.
Of course, Maggie Gallagher, the leader of the National Organization for Marriage, was there to testify in opposition.
Thankfully, a majority of the members of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee support the bill, so it will make it to the full Senate very soon.