I'm Still Here

Sorry for the lack of recent posts. Work has been insane, insane, insane, and also insane. I’ll have new stuff up soon. In the meantime, here’s a pic of a napping baby koala.

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Oops!

In my post about Lesbian Dad, I neglected to thank everyone who nominated me and got me to the finals. So please accept my gratitude. And if you’d like to give me your vote, I’d sure appreciate it.

Lesbian Dad

I found some traffic headed my way from a blog called Lesbian Dad. I checked the reference. The author was telling her readers she’d been nominated for a Bloggie Award: in a moment of true graciousness, she praised one her competitors (me).

I paged through her blog and it’s lovely. The photos, especially, are striking. Here’s [...]

NOM Commits Sodomy

I mean genuine sodomy, as described in the Bible:

Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy.

Arrogance? The National Organization for Marriage takes legal action to ensure the entire country abides by their personal religious [...]

Something I'd Like to Know, But Never Can

Our opponents love to compare the physical and emotional health of straights versus gays. Our typical response, when those numbers go against us, is to point out that those very critics are part of the problem. I was raised in a conservative home, and when I left western Pennsylvania for Stanford grad school, just south [...]

NOM Fleeces Its Followers with Falsehoods (again)

Today NOM once again asked its supporters for money by lying to them.

You know, they do this so often I should just create a template for this kind of response.

Anyway, they’re panicking about Prop 8 being declared unconstitutional. As paid professionals they ought to realize the 9th Circuit ruling could only apply to states that:

Withdraw [...]

One Cheer, Maybe Two, Definitely Not Three

Caveat: I am not a lawyer.

Prop 8 has been ruled unconstitutional. But the Court’s decision is narrow and limited. Here’s a key quote from page 47 of the decision:

We therefore need not and do not consider whether same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry, or whether states that fail to afford the right to [...]

9th Circuit Victory!

From the wonderful beginning of the 9th Court’s decision:

Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples. The Constitution simply does not allow for “laws [...]

How to Skew a Poll

On January 26, Brian Brown announced the results of a survey conducted by NOM in Washington state. He spoke with the grace and clarity befitting a man devoting his life to a moral cause.

Ha! No, just kidding. He lied. Here it is:

If the Washington Legislature wants to change the definition of marriage, which 57% of [...]

NOM's Latest Fundraising Lie

What do you call someone who gets money from people by telling them lies?

You wouldn’t call him a thief, exactly. How about this, though:

Con man
Swindler
Cheat
Charlatan
Bilker
Crook

I just got a fundraising email (complete with “Donate Now” button) from Brian Brown at NOM. He writes:

Last April, the Navy issued new “sensitivity training” guidelines that required Navy chaplains to perform same-sex [...]