Mr. & Mr.

I so love that this guy wrote to the AP to let them know that he & his husband use the term “husband” with each other. Apparently the AP is supposed to not use the terms for same sex couples… Continue Reading

Why Trans Partners Should Tell Their Stories

The other day I published a brief interview with Christine Benvenuto, who wrote a book about her marriage to and divorce from a trans woman. I blurbed her book, let me admit up front. I blurbed it because despite some… Continue Reading

Beatie Complication

The Beaties were just trying to get divorced. Thomas and Nancy Beatie are eager to end their nine-year marriage, but their divorce plans stalled when Maricopa County Family Court Judge Douglas Gerlach said in late June that he was unable… Continue Reading

WI Court Refuses Domestic Partner Case

The Wisconsin State Supreme Court today refused the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals’ request to certify the domestic partnership case. I’m working on getting more info, but in the meantime, the short motion is available online .

A Modest Proposal

A trans guy puts the video of him proposing to his fiancee up on YouTube and the right wing mocks them. But he wasn’t having it, and has responded with grace and humor and steeliness: “To Laura Ingraham, a Fox… Continue Reading

Boston DOMA Ruling

In Thursday’s opinion, a three-judge panel in the First Circuit Court of Appeals found that the law couldn’t stand. Writing for the court, Judge Michael Boudin, an appointee of President George H.W. Bush, observed that Supreme Court precedents limit government’s… Continue Reading

WA Makes it Legal

Governor Gregoire of Washington state signed the marriage equality bill into law tonight. That’s seven down, 43 to go. Happy Valentine’s Day, queerios! What a lovely, romantic day to make it legal.

The Prop 8 Ruling

Here’s a copy of the actual ruling.

Breaking: CA Court Declares Same Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional


Seven + D.C.

Washington state’s Senate just passed a bill to make same sex marriage legal. It’s expected to pass all the way through to the Governor’s office, who is expected to sign it. Washington will mean that seven states and D.C. have… Continue Reading

Artist’s Statement

How do you not love artists? A sculptor has created a sculpture of her and her wife, in bed naked and embracing, as their headstone in Woodlawn cemetary. She said: “Since all we were legally afforded was death, I was… Continue Reading

JMG Covers Marriage

One of my favorite bloggers, Joe.My.God, is doing only NY marriage coverage today. Great stories, videos, and photos.

Yay New York!

It’s the first day of marriage equality in NY. These first weddings are going to be so full of joy: How gorgeous.

Dan Savage’s Family Values

I”m sure plenty have already seen Mark Oppenheimer’s NYT column about infidelity; in it, he talks a lot about Dan Savage, who I love (and whose show I was on back in January). Despite how angry people are about the… Continue Reading

Pride: NY & Fair WI

On the same weekend that New York made same sex marriage legal – with no residency requirement, no less! – I started working with Fair Wisconsin = a lovely way to spend the last weekend of Pride Month, no?

Live From NY!

It’s the same sex marriage vote:  

Fair Wisconsin: Wisconsin Court Upholds Domestic Partnerships

via Lambda Legal: Applying v. Doyle case summation, and the document of the actual ruling. (Madison, Wisconsin, Monday, June 20, 2011) – Today, the Circuit Court, Branch 11 in Dane County Wisconsin upheld as constitutional the state’s Domestic Partner Registry.… Continue Reading

Call for NY, Call for Equality

From The New Civil Rights Movement: In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo today unveiled his marriage equality bill, with a possible 31 of 32 votes needed for passage. We already know the NOM, the National Organization for Marriage promised to… Continue Reading

Go Milwaukee!

Chris Abele, Milwaukee’s County exec, announced his intention today to provide domestic partner health care coverage to Milwaukee county employees. From Fair Wisconsin: “County Executive Chris Abele’s announcement is a signal that Milwaukee County is once again moving forward under… Continue Reading

Bad News for Marriage

I can’t say it’s precedent, as it’s happened before in Texas, but it is sad and frustrating and entirely wrong-headed. HOUSTON — A judge was expected to void the marriage between a transgender widow and her firefighter husband who died… Continue Reading