Simple ideas for favors, centerpieces, thank-yous

Fall is here already!  Last time I looked up, I was slogging through April, anticipating my wedding in May, and more importantly, my honeymoon.  But, before that, I had a veritable assembly line of wedding goods all over the house.  To kick off my time here at Blogher, I think I'll offer some crafty ideas for others to use.  Even though these were projects from a wedding, they can be tailored and refashioned for almost any sort of occasion....more

Illinois Gets Same-Sex Unions, Catholic Charities of Illinois Jumps Ship

Today, Catholic Charities of Rockford, Illinois got out of the adoption and foster care business.The reason?Today, same-sex couples in Illinois have the right to enter civil unions -- marriage-like partnerships providing them with many of the rights and responsibilities available to opposite sex couples in the state. Because they didn’t want to work with same-sex couples, Catholic Charities bowed out of child welfare work altogether....more
Well put!!!  You are right on the money.!!!  The Catholic Charities can not have their cake and ...more

Straight But Not Narrow

OnePinky sister, Sara, recently wrote this testimony in honor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month and I wanted to share it with you all: I like to say that I’m straight, but not narrow. I’m married to a man, but I can appreciate the curves of a woman just as much as I can the broad torso of a man. I might have a crush on Will Smith—but I’ve also had a little thing going for Rosario Dawson for a while (yes, Seven Pounds just made my entire year). ...more

The Fight for Marriage, Domestic Partnerships, and Civil Unions

Monday was a long awaited day for many Oregon couples. As of Monday, February 4, Oregon's Domestic Partnership Law finally took effect. The law was originally set to take effect on January 2, but was halted by a temporary restraining order due to a lawsuit that had been filed (details here). Congratulations to all the newly domestically partnered Oregon couples! ...more

I am resisting the urge to sing an old favorite refrain of mine. A sweet little ditty (okay, ...more

...and Civil Unions for ALL...

What if there was no such thing as legal marriage? As someone who has been an outspoken supporter of gay-marriage since long before it was a political issue, I am stunned to propose that gay people shouldn't get married. Neither should straight people. I'm ready to support civil unions. Civil unions for ALL. ...more

Although I agree with your blog, I would go a step further and say why do I even need to have a ...more