Letters to the Editor

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Three letters in today's Post-Gazette, two for gay rights and one for gay oppression.  Still no letters in the Tribune-Review. Proud papa Edward Walkowski of Brookline simply wants his lesbian daughter and her partner to have equal rights. Edward recognizes the true political agenda of the Amendment supporters: The political leaders pushing this amendment are […]

Bruce Kraus: Excerpts from his testimony

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The Post-Gazette published City Councilman Bruce Kraus' recent testimony on SB 1250 which would embed a definition of marriage into the PA Constitution.  All I can tell you is that this is a really great read.  Here is my favorite excerpt: With all the challenges that we, as a commonwealth, are facing — deteriorating infrastructure; […]

Obama addresses PA Marriage Amendment

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Well, he finally has something to say about attempts to amend the PA Constitution. “If I were in the state legislature, I would oppose it, Obama said. Obama's silence on the proposed amendment to the state's constitution has proven worrisome to local gay rights groups who have largely thrown their support behind Hillary Clinton and […]

Open Letter to Barack Obama on gay issues

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

This is a good letter. When Obama starts his explanation on opposing gay marriage, he uses the phrase “I”m a Christian.”  Is he fueling the myth that being gay and being Christian are mutually exclusive?  This taps into my deep concern that the modern politician is forced into Christians versus LGBTQ community position.  Guess who loses?  […]

Brian O’Neill mixes peas and corn … woo hoo!

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

For that to make any sense, check out O'Neill's column in which he tries to figure out how a marriage protection amendment works.  Apparently, one of the most memorable bits of testimony: One of the more imaginative arguments in favor of the amendment was made by Randy Lee, a law professor at the Widener University […]

PG poll on Marriage Protection Amendment

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Through 4/15/2008, you can vote in the Post Gazette poll on the marriage amendment. http://www.post-gazette.com/polls/?pollID=2463 As of tonight, 1,820 responses .. A. Yes – 627 (34%) B. No – 1136 (62%) C. Don't care – 57 (3%)

The Amendment Hearing – Reports from the Field

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Having read both the article in the Post-Gazette and the one in the Tribune-Review, I must say I came away with a sort of “it all came out equal in the end” impression — namely, that it was a draw. That's not what folks in the LGBTQ community are saying. Reports from various sources tell […]

Even more on PA so called “Marriage Protection Amendment”

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

A lot to impart so bear with me. First, the hearing.  If you cannot attend, you can submit written testimony.  This comes from Sue Frietsche, Pittsburgh's Women's Law Project go-to-woman.  I am still trying to determine if you can email it.  Ledcat and I are working on a joint letter. It can be in letter […]

More on Thursday’s Hearing

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Word trickled out Sunday about the upcoming Pgh hearing on SB 1250 which would amend the constitution of PA to permanently ban gay marriage.  And other stuff, too.  But no one on the right is talking about the negative backlash for their families beyond the voo doo protection from homo marriage. I have had a […]

Pgh Public Hearing on SB 1250

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Courtesy of Steel City Stonewall Democrats comes this news. Value All Families – Keep Discrimination out of Our State Constitution! Please come to the public hearing in Pittsburgh on Thursday, April 10th and tell Pennsylvania Senate Members to vote NO on Senate Bill 1250. Senate Bill 1250 is a Constitutional Amendment which would ban gay […]