Second-Class Citizens

Anyone with the ability to read can come to that conclusion. The hard part is getting people to admit it. Gay bias makes people turn away from cold hard facts. It takes ignorance to discriminate when the laws in place are on point! Imagine what you would feel like if strangers were deciding if you could marry the person you loved? Americans against gay marriage argue we are a democracy and the voice of the people shall stand ... always! ...more

I have to believe that change is coming. I know as a sister to a lesbian (couple) who has been ...more

Children of Politicians: Barbara Bush's Support of Gay Marriage

Barbara Bush recently made a PSA stating her support of same-sex marriage. Considering her father, President George W. Bush, was and remains a known opponent of gay marriage, it was a bold, gutsy and admirable move by the former First Daughter. We might all be able to learn a little something about standing up for what we believe in from Barbara and other President's kids. ...more

My mom could have written this comment. She was always busy on snopes because of all the ...more

GAY MARRIAGE: "A marriage, by any other name..."

 I'm attending my first gay wedding today. I'm attending my first same-sex  wedding today. I'm attending my first homosexual wedding today. What is the  politically correct term for such a wedding? Who cares? Frankly, I don't     understand the furor and uproar over same-sex marriages....more
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The Ongoing Debate of Prop 8: Gay Marriage Approved by Judge…Again  California resubmitted its gazillionth ruling on Prop 8 today, August 4, 2010. Like the longest tennis...more

Laura Bush Opens Up: Pro-Choice, Pro-Gay Marriage, Totally Unexpected

Former First Lady Laura Bush was well known as a sort of traditional First Lady: content to take a supporting role to her president husband during his eight years in office. Recently, though, Laura published her memoirs, revealing surprising details about her personal life -- and her personal disagreements with George W. ...more

I thought her almost complete silence on these issues while her husband was president, along ...more

What Lesbian Moms Want for Mother's Day: Divorce

Alright, maybe "want" is putting it a bit strongly. But "need," unfortunately, is an accurate term. Yes, love is love, and yes, parents are parents, and yes, all families are different. But let's get beyond the bumper stickers and look at the hard, cold facts. Legal marriage would put my partner and I in our proper tax bracket when filing together and save our kids oodles of money a year for the college fund.  The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) reports (pdf) that the average family of four, including two lesbian parents, will spend tens -- even hundreds -- of thousands of dollars more than identical families with opposite-sex parents raising the children to age 18. ...more

Sappho Speaks: Liberals, Labeling and How Much We Lose

What Would Sappho Say? Lectori Salutem! or L.S. (Greetings to the Reader!) I know we were all taught as children not to call each other names and we know how much racism hurts us as a culture (or at least I hope those reading this blog do) but there as so many more ways we use labels in our lives that shut us off from groups, from information, and from individuals and if you are anything like me, it takes someone pointing it out every now and then for a real wake up call to happen in your life so change can begin to rebuild your way of interacting in the world....more

I'm Resigning My Role as Rosie O'Donnell Apologist

I am considerably late to the game of criticizing Rosie O'Donnell. Rosie often draws fire from even her longstanding fans for acts of ego and hubris, but I will admit that until recently, I was a Rosie O'Donnell apologist. ...more

Very good post, but I think your first item is a bit of an overreaction. 

Before ...more

Powerful Women Video Newsmix: Diane Sofrito, Meredith Baxter Burney, and more

by Chris LombardiToday, we're doing a different kind of Newsmix — because our Youtube has been overflowing with the voices of women in midlife. Mostly, they're not talking about midlife itself, but speaking from the well of strength and experience and power it represents, in connection with the most current of events....more