And still we wait.

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A short post tonight as I am out at Open Studio at the University of Kentucky. The Supreme Court in the USA held their conference today but didn’t announce any decision as to whether they would hear any cases regarding the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act._MG_1844

It seems that they will be meeting again on Monday and then again on Friday. Maybe we will hear something then. In the meantime we are left to ponder the fact yet again we are waiting for someone to decide on our rights.

Big love,

DMx

Eyes to the US Supreme Court.

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Tomorrow looks like it will be a big day for equality in the US as it seems that the Supreme Court is finally going to decide what it will do over the raft of cases on marriage equality.  Over the last few years various cases have been winding their way towards the court with a number of different rulings taking place that have largely led to one thing; the Defense of Marriage Act or DOMA is unconstitutional.

Today’s Link is a well written article on all of the different options before the court.  Hopefully we will know fairly swiftly what they will decide to do.  Then of course the long drawn out battle will begin again, when once more our rights and equality will be discussed.  Once more into the breach, my friends…..

Big love,

DMx

NUS Campaign for equality.

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Back in the UK the National Union of Students have started up a new campaign for marriage equality.  Aimed at lightening the mood it is kicking off with a rather fantastic seasonal campaign featuring Daddy and Santa Claus.  You can read more about the campaign and how you can send a Christmas card to David Cameron and others in todays link.

While equality is always a serious issue I applaud the NUS for taking a slightly more light-hearted attitude.  There are many ways to reach our audience.  Hopefully this will help reach a few more folks!

Big love,

DMx

Harvey Milk.

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Greetings all around the world.  Today is the anniversary of when Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician to be elected in the USA, was assassinated.  That was back in 1978.  Harvey did many things that were critical.  But most importantly he was visible.

This year we had almost 200 LGBT candidates running for office.  That is Harvey’s legacy.  It began with him and the people who supported him.  Let us not ever forget him and the things he achieved.

Big love,

DMx

Should hate speech be a crime in the USA?

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Just a short one tonight folks.  I saw this interesting article on gay.net about whether hate speech should be a crime in the US or not.  It is in the UK and I have to admit that I go back and forth on the issue.  I am curious as to what you think about the issue.  I know that many people in the US think not.  So feel free to sound off in the comments section and let me know what you thoughts are.

Big love,

DMx

HRC launches a new equality video.

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As we end the holiday weekend here in the US and head back to work/school, the Human Rights Campaign have launched a new video to promote the cause of marriage eqauality here in the USA.  Starring the voice of “God”, Morgan Freeman, it’s stirring stuff, if a little sugary.  It talks happily about about how human dignity has always been something that has guided the US to a more perfect union (ahem…) and that the country is at a turning point in terms of equality.

There is little information out there as to where this is going to be aired.  One would hope that it might hit prime time telly across the nation in the coming weeks.  Who knows?  Now that the airwaves are largely devoid of political ads it might actually get noticed.  I’d like to think so.  Good for HRC for doing this.  And a whopping thanks to Mr Freeman to stepping up to the task as well.

Big love,

DMx

Drag parties and gay RA’s.

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Well, that holiday craziness is clearly upon us.  Step up the National Organization for marriage into the spotlight.  This time they are asking parents to warn their kids about the dangers of homosexual RA’s (Resident Assistants/Advisors).  For those outside of the USA or a college, advisors these are the folks who work in the dormitories/halls of residence at the universities/colleges, and this refers to  the all night parties that go on while your little darlings are away getting their education.

It seems that one RA organized a drag party and had the misfortune to invite someone who was involved with NOM to it.  Henceforth it seems that all gay RA’s are to be known as gay recruiters and are the devil.  I urge you to watch the video in the link all the way through.  It gets really good toward the end when Dr. Ruth asks parents to quiz their kids when they come home as to whether they have a gay RA.

Is there a message in tonight’s blog post?  Only that groups like NOM are getting increasingly desperate.  Chances are that the kids will look at their parents as if they are mad when this discussion kicks off.  This serves to further heighten the generational divide between equality around the world.

Big love,

DMx