July 5, 2011
We’ve had some server hiccups this afternoon.
By Adam Bink
Around and about:
- Over at the Minnesota Independent, Andy Birkey has a look at the top five donors who helped put the anti-marriage amendment on the ballot. He also has a great primer on the amendment.
- Via AMERICABlog Gay, Jonathan Rauch makes the point that gays can’t get married in 45 (soon to be 44) states, bullying is endemic, still cannot serve in the military, etc. etc… and Brian Brown and his ilk are the ones complaining about being oppressed?
- NYC same-sex couples can startapplying for marriage licenses today.
- CNN picks up the story of the Wilfahrts:
Here’s a longer text version. A few months ago, the Wilfahrts recorded a special Testimony video for the Courage Campaign and OutServe:
They were later invited to Mother’s Day Tea at the White House, and now CNN covers their story. The kind of story-telling we try and do with the Testimony project, and it’s nice to see their story get more eyeballs. This is the work we do! To record your Testimony, please sign up here.
- Courage’s Rick Jacobs pens an op-ed for The Advocate on what happened when he visited the White House last week for the Pride month celebration.
- This headline and lede is a little overblown, but here are statistics on women in same-sex relationships marrying more than men in same-sex relationships.
- If you haven’t signed up to be a daily voter for Courage Campaign to fund our Camp Courage trainings around the country, please do so here. Each morning you’ll get a short reminder to vote for us and the four other good groups on the slate. Log in, vote, and you’re down. It takes less time to vote than to read this post, I’ll wager. You can also text “107728” to “73774” on your mobile phone!
- And if you drink Pepsi (or have it around the office, or home, or wherever), look for Power Voting Codes under the cap or inside the cardboard 12-pack boxes. You can then enter the code here for up to 100 votes all at once… or, simply e-mail the code to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll take care of it!
- The Advocate‘s Andrew Harmon updates us on the push to repeal the same-sex marriage law in New Hampshire that is rearing its ugly head again. If they’re going to take up this fight again, we’ll be ready to jump in again. And, by the way, another reason to vote for us in the Pepsi contest: during the first push, we sent our staff there to run five Camp Courage trainings there in the cold, cold winter (Arisha’s teeth are still chattering) that local folks on the ground used to get others in the game. Camp Courages teach story of self and community organizing skills.
- Via Pam Spaulding, Lambda Legal analyzes the impact of the DOJ brief arguing that DOMA is unconstitutional, filed a few days ago.
What are you reading?