Tag Archives: human rights

wrong notes!

[Audio: English; Captions: auto/OK; Transcript: below] Pretty cool. Watch or read the whole way through! Good evening, my name is the Rev. Dr. Phil Snider. I was born and raised in Springfield Missouri and I stand before you this evening … Continue reading

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it could happen to you

[Audio: English; Subtitles: English] It is mostly subtitled, with a few bits spoken only, but the message is quite clear. There is now a Kickstarter project to turn this into a documentary — see details here. I’ve contributed; I encourage … Continue reading

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love makes a family

[Audio: music?; Subtitles: English] Wonderful! Happy holidays to everyone! Tweet

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Marriage News Watch: The Latest Wrinkle in the Prop 8 Trial

[Audio: English; Captions: English] Besides current updates on Proposition 8 (a hearing on jurisdiction, a fairly narrow question and separate from the other issues recently heard by the California court), an overview of other states & gay marriage views & … Continue reading

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a mess of taxes

Let’s take a quick look at the restrictions on nonprofits incorporated under 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code: To be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes … Continue reading

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Iowa grandmother speaks in favor of gay marriage

[Audio: English; Captions: auto-decent] This video clip has been making the rounds the last few days. The auto cpationing is pretty good here — she’s speaking slowly and clearly. However, it really didn’t like “Iowan” (I spotted about three variations … Continue reading

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Zach Wahls Speaks About Family

[Audio: English; Caption: auto-mediocre; Transcript: below] Wow! Only 19 years old?? Unfortunately, the proposed ban on gay marriage in Iowa passed the state House by a wide margin despite his eloquent testimony. I think he’s going places. Found this by … Continue reading

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on the (long) road toward equality

Several interesting — and important — things going on at a federal level. In this article, Court win for same-sex couples seeking benefits, we see the first stages of chipping away at DOMA. In a victory for gay rights advocates, … Continue reading

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wikileaks: words have consequences

I want to focus on this part of Greenwald’s article What U.S. “justice” signifies around the world: Paragraphs 92-99 of the outline [of the arguments Assange’s lawyers plan to use to argue against extradition to Sweden] detail Sweden’s history of … Continue reading

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because, you know, we’re human beings, too

… Although a lot of folks would like to think otherwise. So while this is good news: Gay advocates win victory at UN, why the fuck do we have to go through this time after time? A month ago I … Continue reading

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