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It’s been a busy week, with an incredibly offensive anti-gay brief coming out of Congress. But a surprise announcement from the American Psychological Association could put a stop to such briefs in the future. Time’s running out before North Carolina votes on banning civil unions, a tribe in Washington state votes unanimously to recognize LGBT marriage, and a survey in New Jersey proves that we’re winning. And also, that we’re losing.


This week’s all about Equality Maryland’s chaos, plus the looming deadline in New York, civil unions in Illinois, and that French politician who compared gay couples to bestiality.

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Seth Stambaugh speaks at the Q Center Friday

Oregon student-teacher fired for coming out to his fourth-grader student gets his job back.

Action, Civil Rights, Rants, Zack's Ramblings »


If you had any remaining illusions that our country treats all its citizens equally, dispel them now. I suspect that most people reading this site had some inklings already, but its in front of us today. Clear as the goiter on John McCains face. Queer Americans, people from all over the LGBTQA spectrum, count for less than our straight counterparts. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell failed to be repealed last night and that’s all the proof I need.

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Something I don’t understand is why people value the word marriage so intensely. If gays are allotted the same rights as straight couples with the exception of the term marriage being branded onto them, what is so bad about that?

Marriage, after all, has been, and still is in many parts of the world, a contractual agreement between two persons, one male and one female, in which both parties acknowledge that they are to: share each other’s wealth or, in many cases, lack thereof; have children; live until death do they part. If this sounds like an excerpt out of some lawyer’s brief, it most certainly could be one.