2:08 PM, June 27th, 2013

Lt Col. Linda Campbell, the first services member to have a same-sex spouse buried in a military family, gives her reaction to DOMA being struck down: “This means everything to me. It’s the whole focus of my life. I don’t have Nancy anymore, I just have our marriage.”

4:49 PM, March 28th, 2013

Guess what, women? You can’t ‘have it all’ or get ‘balance’—because those phrases are completely bogus.

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4:07 PM, December 6th, 2011

The United States will begin using American foreign aid to promote gay rights abroad, Obama administration officials said on Tuesday.

President Obama issued a memorandum directing American agencies to look for ways to combat efforts by foreign governments to criminalize homosexuality.

The new initiative holds the potential to irritate relations with some close American allies that ban homosexuality, including Saudi Arabia.

But Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton underscored Mr. Obama’s remarks, in a speech delivered in Geneva in connection with International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10.

“I am not saying that gay people can’t or don’t commit crimes,” she said. “They can and they do. Just like straight people. And when they do, they should be held accountable. But it should never be a crime to be gay.”

The directive comes after the Parliament in Uganda decided to reopen a debate on a controversial bill that seeks to outlaw homosexuality, a move that could be expanded to include the death penalty for gay men and lesbians. That bill had been shelved earlier this year amid widespread international condemnation.
10:10 AM, December 6th, 2011
Whether I’m gay, straight, or bisexual, tall or short, male or female, white or black, successful go-getter or slacker, is entirely immaterial. I happen to be a go-getter student-turned-activist speaking out in defense of his moms, but this isn’t—and shouldn’t be—the norm. Nobody wants to spend all of his or her time defending his family, and I’m looking forward to mine no longer needing defending.
Zach Wahls, Iowa student-turned-activist and defender of his two lesbian moms, writing of his newfound fame & mission after that video you’ve most definitely seen went crazy-viral (15.3 million views!) last week. Ah, and yes, he’s single. (via newsweek)
Reblogged from Newsweek
2:27 PM, April 11th, 2011
I have long believed that when principled conservatives grasp the reality of gay people, and engage them, they will become among the most vociferous supporters of marriage equality. Because conservatism, in its best sense, is not about bigotry; it’s about reality, and the best ways we can support responsibility, family and inclusion within a political structure of limited government.
Andrew Sullivan

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