Domestic Registry Passes First Hurdle

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

As reported by the PG web-edition, City Council gave a thumbs up on the first vote for the domestic partner registry.  The lone naysayer was the Reverend Ricky Burgess.  Final vote will be next week.  No word on how the Mayor feels about all this registry stuff, but it appears veto proof at this stage of […]

PG reader sets the record straight on Sexual History 101

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Matthew Fusina of Franklin Park seems a little fed up. A little foray into the fascinating world of sexual history would reveal that our “[recently] corrupted society” has, in fact, been corrupt at least since the dawn of recorded history. Before Mr. Davis makes such broad historical generalizations in the future, I would encourage him […]

Breaking News: Shields and Kraus Propose City Domestic Partner Registry

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Update:  The Pittsburgh City Paper's Melissa Meinzer and Chris Potter do a really good job with this story on the CP's website.  Good example of how web based media serves the CP readership.  And you.  I contacted Shields' office and encountered a reluctance to work with a blogger which was disappointing as I worked very […]

Another Pro Homo Letter to the Editor

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From Tuesday's Post-Gazette.  Always good to read a hit-the-nail-on-the-head letter. Like letter writer Kim Winbush (“Let's Keep Discrimination Out of the Pa. Constitution,” May 16), I too was happy to see the Pennsylvania Senate table the Marriage Protection Amendment. This brazen attempt to pander to the theocratic aims of the religious right must be opposed […]

California – Why We Cannot Rest On Their Laurels

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

What's good news for Californian queers may mean the battle over same-sex marriage heats up again in Pennsylvania as the anti-gay marriage amendment backers put on the pressure to revive that legislation. They argue that predictions of courts overruling state DOMA laws has come true and call the Pennsylvania House to gird their loins for […]

California Ban on Gay Marriage Struck Down

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From CNN.com The California Supreme Court struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage Thursday, saying sexual orientation, like race or gender, “does not constitute a legitimate basis upon which to deny or withhold legal rights.” In a 4-3 120-page ruling issue, the justices wrote that “responsibly to care for and raise children does not […]

Way to Go Queers: PA Senate Tables Amendment Legislation

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I saw it first at Delaware Online followed by the Post-Gazette. HARRISBURG — The state Senate this evening voted to table a bill that would have amended the state constitution to ban gay marriage. The main sponsor, Sen. Michael Brubaker, R-Lancaster, said it had become clear to him that the bill would not pass in […]

Will Pennsylvania outlaw divorce?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Pennsylvania's most colorful Senator — and he would stand out brightly even in the gayest of gay communities — Vince Fumo is proposing to amend the, well, amendment legislation to outlaw divorce with a few exceptions. Mr. Fumo, who leaves the Senate on Nov. 30, said the stated goal of Senate Bill 1250 is to […]

So, Monday is the Big Gay Rally and You Can’t Get to Harrisburg?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

UPDATE:  I made a call this morning to Fontana's office in Harrisburg.  They are getting a ton of calls, going both directions.  Similar reports from Costa's Harrisburg office.  Keep it up.  Sneak out for a cigarette break, even if you don't smoke, to make the call. I also heard that the rally is noisy.  All good […]

Gay Marriage Round Up

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Wow, lots to catch up on … Monday, May 5, 2008 is the Rally in Harrisburg.  Rally?  The Rally Against the “Protection of Marriage” Amendment.  Ledcat and I had hoped to attend, but fate (and work) conspired against us. Are you planning to attend?  I'm hoping for an eyewitness account. Last week, there was a “highly […]