Pgh Blog for Equality 2010 – Tomorrow

Reminder to log in tomorrow to see what the blogosphere has to say about the PA “Marriage Amendment.” I do not know how many blogs are participating, but I hope we can count on your support.  Please consider updating your Facebook status or Twitter status and it would be great if you change your Facebook […]

Enough is enough. Tell the PA Senate to put a stop to discrimination.

I don't often pull over in the middle of the work day to make a phone call, but today was an exception.  When I received an email about a potential vote on the so-called “Marriage Protection” amendment, I dialed fellow blogger Maria Lupinacci of 2 Political Junkies and asked her to help me organize a […]

Blog for Equality 2010 – Stop the Discrimination, Join the Blog Swarm

This is now a sticky post to remain at the top of the blog until Blog for Equality Day is Over. Read below for more current posts *************************************************************************************** Back in 2008, 14 Pittsburgh blogs participated in our first Blog for Equality event to speak out against the attempt by the Pennsylvania Senate to amend our […]

Washington DC Couple Love Story

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From the Washington Post comes the touching love story of the first same sex couple to apply for a marriage license in DC.  They wed today. “This is for everyone who wants to get married,” she says. She used to run a support group for black LGBT women and would end sessions by inviting everyone […]

Call to Action on Marriage Equality

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Now is the time, according to Thomas C. Waters, for you to have a significant impact on the attempt to move the “Marriage Protection” amendment out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Check out his blog for details. Two quick side notes of interest. Senator Barry Stout's seat is up for grabs as he retires.  Stout […]

Sally Kalson – Good Families, Good Laws

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Great piece from Sally on the need for good laws to help families of all types step up when crisis happens. Despite all efforts to the contrary, the United States is still not a theocracy. Yet the growing acceptance of same-sex relationships — from the move to end the military's “don't ask, don't tell” policy […]

Hurrah for Marriage Equality in DC! #DC4M

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

It is exhilerating that we could drive a mere 4 hours and get married, even if it would not be recognized in Pennsylvania.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/02/AR2010030203351.html Congratulation to our advocates, allies and resident of Washington, DC on a truly historic day.  ps:  today is the first day that same sex couples can apply for marriage licenses. 

Holiday Shopping Advice from the Correspondents

Just a little hint.  If you are contemplating holiday purchases, two excellent local businesses that are owned by members of our community (and employ others) are worth your consideration.   A Pleasant Present is a great little gift store in Squirrel Hill. They sell a wide array of rainbow/pride merchandise and tons of other stuff.  […]

3 down, 47 to go … eh, maybe 46 and a half

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

By now, you've probably read that gay marriage is legal in Connecticut.  Technically, the Supreme Court overturned a gay marriage ban.  This has been in my inbox for several days as I've pondered what I could possibly add to the debate. I'm part of a national LGBT blogging email list and my inbox has probably […]

Deliberative poll on same-sex marriage

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The Post-Gazette's “Next Page” featured a fascinating article on the implementation of deliberative polling around marriage issues.  My interpretation of this process is that it strives to create an informed voter, rather than create systemic changing dialogue grounded in consensus.  At the core of deliberative polling lies the belief that to develop an informed opinion […]