The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

Following President Obama’s announcement that he supports same-sex marriage, the typical response from those who see themselves as defenders of so-called “traditional” marriage, but who are in fact defenders of discrimination, is that same-sex marriage has been put on the ballot in some 30+ states and has been defeated in every one. (Not surprisingly our […]

Clint Eastwood Says It All at Halftime. Conservatives, of Course, Hated It.

If you haven’t seen the Halftime in America commercial featuring Clint Eastwood, you have to take a couple of minutes and watch.  It was Classic Clint, gruff voice and all, talking about how we pulled together to save the auto industry and how Detroit, and the US, is recovering.  It put into words what many […]

Navy Tradition Now Extends to Same-Sex Couples: The First Kiss

This time of year, I love to see happy news stories.  Here’s one from the Associated Press, via Huffington Post: VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A Navy tradition caught up with the repeal of the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule on Wednesday when two women sailors became the first to share the coveted “first […]

Keeping Up The Pressure For HISD Board Member Manuel Rodriguez’s Resignation

Incumbent Houston Independent School District Board member Manuel Rodriguez circulated anti-gay campaign materials during his recent reelection bid. (Above–Citizens of our community calling for the resignation of Manuel Rodriguez.) Mr. Rodriguez won his race by 24 votes. A website has been established to call for Mr. Rodriguez’s resignation from the board.  There is also a Facebook […]

Rick Perry On Gay Marriage

Here is what Texas Governor and Presidential candidate Rick Perry said a few weeks back about New York State deciding to permit gay marriage— “That’s New York, and that’s their business, and that’s fine with me,”  However, after being pressed on the issue by his far-right evangelical allies, here is what Governor Perry said on the same topic a […]