Archive for May, 2012

Op-ed: Marriage Equality, and…

Monday, May 14th, 2012

One GetEQUAL activist says that when President Obama articulated his evolution, everyone seemed to forget where else he either hasn’t evolved or hasn’t acted. BY DAN FOTOU (Cross-posted from The Advocate) Ever since Wednesday, I can’t help but feel conflicted and a bit deflated. Don’t get me wrong – it was a good day and  Read More »

A huge step but no real action

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

While Obama’s support for same-sex marriage is a landmark, he left the question up to each state. By Thomas Fitzgerald Inquirer Politics Writer As President Obama’s motorcade knifed through Seattle on Thursday afternoon, it passed a woman sitting on the grass, a baby on her lap. She held up a yellow posterboard with a message spelled  Read More »

GetEQUAL calls on Mitt Romney to “Cut Out” LGBT Bullying

Friday, May 11th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 11, 2012 GETEQUAL Demands That Mitt Romney “Cut Out” LGBT Bullying Washington, D.C: Today, GetEQUAL a prominent LGBT advocacy group, is demanding that Mitt Romney “cut out” LGBT bullying. As The Washington Post reported this week, Romney bullied Lauber for his “nonconformity” and “presumed homosexuality” throughout their time at Cranbrook. In one  Read More »

Obama pressed to ban antigay bias by contractors

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Now that President Obama has taken his boldest and riskiest stance on gay rights to date by endorsing same-sex marriage, advocates say it’s time to keep a 4-year-old campaign promise to sign an executive order banning antigay discrimination by federal contractors. Job discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is already illegal in Washington,  Read More »

GetEQUAL protests WH inaction on executive order to ban workplace discrimination

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Today GetEQUAL, the headline-making, pro-equality social justice advocates staged a peaceful, ardent protest near the White House to urge President Obama to sign an Executive Order to ban workplace discrimination by fed contractors. Fifteen activists came from around the country to participate in the demonstration, staged the day after the President declared his support for  Read More »

Obama Gay-Marriage Embrace Is Campaign Risk-Taking Moment

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

President Barack Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage marked a rare moment of risk-taking on the most divisive civil-rights issue in the nation, changing the dynamics of his race for re-election. Obama’s decision to declare his personal belief that same- sex couples should be allowed to marry thrilled his supporters at a time when the president needs  Read More »

Nearly 100 gather on Cedar Springs to celebrate Obama’s marriage support, protest NC vote

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

After devastating blows Tuesday with a failed civil unions bill in Colorado and the passage of North Carolina’s Amendment One, the Dallas LGBT community celebrated President Barack Obama’s public endorsement of same-sex marriage at a rally Wednesday night. Nearly 80 people gathered at the Legacy of Love Monument at Cedar Springs and Oak Lawn to  Read More »