By JOSH GERSTEIN |2/22/12 5:03 PM EST Another federal judge has found unconstitutional a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal law which forbids providing federal government benefits to same-sex spouses. U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White, who sits in San Francisco and was appointed to the bench by President George W.…Read more »

The Rolling Tide Toward Equality

What a week!  The march of progress toward full equality for LGBT folks continues and this week saw some important gains.   Of course the much heralded decision of the the 9th Circuit Federal Appeals Court that stuck down Prop 8 is one of the most significant decisions for LGBT equality that has come at a federal…Read more »

The Rule of Law

Parshat Yitro Exodus   18:1-20:23   This week the rule of law won out.  The release of the decision of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn Proposition 8 by a vote of 2-1 reaffirmed that justice and legal logic have a place in our society and our world.   Writing for the majority Judge Stephen…Read more »

Bringing Justice and Love

Mazal tov to the all those getting married in New York.  What a glorious day! I hope the pictures from this first day resonate world wide continuing to demystify “Gay” Marriage.  There isn’t gay marriage or straight marriage.  It is just marriage.  It is just creating a family.  And for so many couples in New…Read more »

A New York State of Mind

WOW! New York did it.  What a wonderful weekend of Gay Pride in New York and San Francisco too.  Marriage Equality is a reality in New York State.  Bravo to Governor Cuomo.  And we who advocate for marriage equality ought to say thank you and take note of the courage it took many of the…Read more »

C’mon New York

C’mon New York-let’s have a win for marriage equality! This week the State Assembly of New York passed a marriage equality bill. They voted for the Marriage Equality Act 80 – 63.  Gov. Cuomo (Andrew not Mario) has been campaigning for it and many prominent New Yorkers are speaking out in favor of Marriage Equality…Read more »

It is another Day

I guess if you are reading this–we are still here.  I wrote about this several weeks ago.  Click here. On May 21-a Christian fundamentalist radio station owner predicted the end of the world.  And today is Sunday May 22.  So I guess the Rapture didn’t happen. Jesus didn’t appear. And the sun set on May…Read more »