Here’s a correction posted by @JimBliss, after the jump.
Every time a new state obtains marriage equality, the flag get’s another star. Really neat concept from MakeItEqual.org!
In case you missed it last week, Nike donated $280K to help defeat discrimination in Oregon. I believe in rewarding companies who support us so openly and ardently. I bought me some new basketball shorts this weekend to say thanks and show my appreciation.
As we commemorate the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Harvey Milk, our recent trip to Japan to speak about marriage equality made clear how Harvey’s call to come out is just as important as ever.
Significantly fewer LGBT Japanese have come out than their American counterparts, and LGBT Japanese are a much less visible part of society and the media than in the U.S. The Japanese people we met gave us insight into how coming out in Japan is similar to, and different from, America.
New York’s Cardinal Dolan gives his spin again on Meet the Press this Sunday, and I couldn’t help myself, but I just felt a need to point it out, since, as I’ve posted before, he’s not my favorite LBGT advocate. The interesting eye-rolling part of the upcoming interview is near the end.
Victory in the marriage-equality movement has lately seemed inevitable. On Election Day 2012, the number of marriage-equality states doubled from three to six because of first-ever wins at the ballot box. This year has been almost dizzying: marriage equality came to Rhode Island, Delaware, and Minnesota within a three-week span in the spring. Victory in the Prop 8 case yielded the biggest prize by far: California. And within the last few weeks, both New Jersey and Illinois have climbed on board. New Mexico and Hawaii seem sure to follow, bringing the number to 17 states (and the District of Columbia). Is the fight over? It’s starting to seem that way even to anti-marriage-equality activist Maggie Gallagher, who recently conceded that the cause of preserving “traditional marriage” was probably lost.
Taoiseach (Ireland’s equivalent to Prime Minister) Enda Kenny has been beating around the shamrock on the issue of marriage equality in Ireland for quite some time. However! Last night Mr. Kenny announced his support for same-sex marriage and declared he would hold a referendum on the ”equality issue of gay marriage” in mid-2015, if not sooner, during a function in Dublin.