Kentucky and the Great Gay Debate

Living in today's day and age, you would think that something as simple as marriage equality would be the norm.  It's not. I live in Kentucky and we are late to the "marriage equality" party....more

Don't Take Away Domestic Partner Benefits in Pennsylvania

Allegheny County in Southwestern Pennsylvania has announced plans to eliminate domestic partner benefits for employees, effective July 31, 2014. Same sex couples who receive benefits have until that date to legally marry or lose their benefits. Pennsylvania is the only marriage equality state that does not have statewide non-discrimination protections for sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression....more

I Got Engaged to a Woman and Realized That People Really, Really Love Weddings!

Editor's Note: This post launches a series, "Love & Marriage, LLP", on the wedding planning process of two lesbian women. - Feminista Jones...more
femme_esq it's really lovely. And congratulations! !more

I'm Afraid of Getting "Gay-Married"

Daily Prompt: Fright Night  What’s the thing you’re most scared to do? What would it take to get you to do it?What am I afraid to do?I'm afraid to get married. (Yes, "gay-married" in the headline was tongue-in-cheek.)To be clear, I want marriage equality so that the decision is mine, not the state government....more
SueCat  You are most welcome... sometimes it does feel that way. I can only imagine the ...more

The Luckiest: Canadian Thoughts on U.S. Abortion and Gay Marriage Rulings

Yesterday was a slow day for me. I had a long day at work and came home immediately to take a nap. When I woke up, however, the Internet was in an uproar....more

Can Marriage Inequality Make You Depressed?

In the very near future, the United States Supreme Court will issue rulings in the two cases focused on marriage equality for same-sex couples. As the Court weighs evidence and considers several possible outcomes, there has been much speculation about the impact of those possible outcomes. The landscape of marriage rights may change dramatically for some of us; for others, it may remain quite stagnant....more

Marriage Equality Isn’t My Fight, Or So I’ve Been Told

For months people have asked me:Why do you give a damn about gay marriage, Kelly?  I have heard things like:What does it matter to you?And I’ve sat through conversations that, when boiled down, seemed to be saying:Kelly, you’re a happily married heterosexual white woman and mother. None of this will have any impact on YOUR life.  I find the questions offensive. I find the assumptions ignorant....more
This is a common topic in my household - my husband and I agree, out of all the things to be ...more

Why Have 16% of Americans Have Changed Their Minds about Same-Sex Marriage?

Today at 10:30am did a live chat at The Huffington Post about why politicians, and the rest of America, suddenly seem to be “evolving” on same-sex marriage....more

Facebook Avatar Activism: What's the Point?

We live in amazing times, my friends, when changing our Facebook avatars can make the national news. When a meme catches on as big and as elegantly as the Human Rights Campaign's red equality sign avatars posted in support of the same-sex marriage Supreme Court cases this week, it deserves some special scrutiny. ...more
@kdwald I just changed mine today (since I haven't used Facebook actively in several weeks) for ...more