Archive for February, 2012

Exodus Slide Continues With Poorly-Attended Love Won Out Conference in Atlanta

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Exodus International continues its notable decline in the United States with another poorly attended Love Won Out conference. Exodus spokesperson Chris Stump said only 400 people were at Midway Church, where the event took place. However, judging by the number of cars in the parking lot and the number of people exiting the building for  Read More »

Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir Gets Equal

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Earlier this week on Valentine’s Day while most of use were either out having a special dinner or enjoying the company of ourselves, Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir had her office “Occupied”. It wasn’t your traditional sit in. Members of GetEQUAL Texas were joined by members of Occupy Austin in requesting (and being denied) same sex marriage  Read More »

Special Delivery

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

BE MY VALENTINE  | Paula Blackmon, right, chief of staff for Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, accepts a bag containing more than 400 Valentine’s Day cards addressed to Rawlings from Daniel Cates, left, North Texas regional coordinator for GetEQUAL. Cates delivered the cards written by community members to Rawlings, who has refused to sign a pledge in support  Read More »

GetEQUAL takes on the status quo

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

As the United States continues make gains on the gay liberation front, Xtra takes a look at GetEQUAL, a rights organization. “The only way that we can apply pressure is by using non-violent civil disobedience and by direct action,” says Robin McGehee, a co-founder of GetEQUAL. GetEQUAL’s aggressive tactics has landed members in jail and gained  Read More »

Group Rallies in Fort Worth for Same-Sex Marriage

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas – Same-sex couples gathered in Fort Worth on Tuesday in a pro-gay marriage demonstration. The Valentine’s Day rally held by GetEQUAL TX included a walk through downtown to the Tarrant County courthouse. There, several gay couples applied for marriage licenses and were denied. “Definitely disappointed but we’ll keep trying, keep trying until we  Read More »

Marriage-license protest ends in arrest

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It’s Valentine’s Day a day for flowers, chocolates and fancy dinners. It’s also a popular day for couples to tie the knot unless they happen to be gay and in New Mexico. Late Tuesday morning several same sex couples in Albuquerque were trying to get marriage licenses. State law doesn’t recognize gay  Read More »

GetEQUAL TX Will Occupy County Records Building Once a Month For Marriage Equality

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Photo by Anna Merlan Hendrix Scott, left, and Jennifer McCluskey celebrate Valentine’s Day by not being able to pick up a marriage license from Dallas County. ​The bride wore a strapless dress in shades of blue and white. The other bride wore a battered leather jacket, a shiny, pale pink tie and a snug gray  Read More »

Texas LGBT activists arrested for occupying county clerk’s office

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Taking their cues from the local “Occupy” movement, three LGBT activists in Austin allowed themselves to be arrested Tuesday morning during an annual marriage equality protest at the Travis County Clerk’s office. Instead of the usual parade of LGBT activists applying for marriage licenses on Valentine’s Day, about 40 people representing a  Read More »

Lesbian couple denied marriage license in Dallas; 3 arrested at clerk’s office in Austin

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

GetEQUAL’s Daniel Cates, left, speaks to County Clerk John Warren, right, as lesbian couple Hendrix Scott and Jennifer McClusky look on. (David Taffet/Dallas Voice) Hendrix Scott and Jennifer McClusky applied for a marriage license at the Dallas County Clerk’s office today. More than a dozen people came to witness the couple applying for their license,  Read More »

Same-sex couples seek marriage license

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Tuesday morning dozens of same sex couples showed up at the Travis County Clerk’s office trying to get a marriage license. GetEQUAL TX organized the annual Valentine’s Day event to raise awareness about the desire by many to be legally married. Many of the couples walked into the Clerk’s office hand in  Read More »