Archive for July, 2012

Gay marriage heads to DNC platform

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Democrats over the weekend put themselves on track to endorse a pro-gay marriage plank for their convention platform, but neither the party nor the Obama campaign wanted to talk about it Monday. Six states have legalized gay marriage and three more have legalization measures on the ballot for the fall, but the gradual increase in  Read More »

Will you take a chance on getting equal?

Friday, July 27th, 2012

On July 5, one day after millions of Americans celebrated a holiday that symbolizes freedom, Major Jiminez and Beau Chandler took a bold stand for equality. They walked to a marriage counter in Dallas, Texas, requested a marriage license that they were denied, handcuffed themselves together, and sat down. They were arrested and, on August 2,  Read More »

¿Y si Ricky Martin hubiera perdido su trabajo cuando salió del closet?

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Dreamer pide a Obama que firme orden que protege a homosexuales de discriminación en lugares de trabajo Por: Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez Varios en Estados Unidos seguimos de cerca la noticia de cuando Ricky Martin salió del closet. Yo era uno de los muchos jóvenes latinos LGBT (Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales y Transexuales) que se sentía especialmente conectado  Read More »

PRESS RELEASE: Texas Sit-In for Marriage Equality Results in Excessive Sentencing

Monday, July 9th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 9, 2012 Media Contacts: Michael Diviesti, (512) 694-3394, michael@getequaltx.org Heather Cronk, (202) 491-7240, heather@getequal.org Dallas Same-Sex Couple’s Marriage Equality Sit-In Results in Excessive Sentencing Same-Sex Couple Now Facing $2,000 Fine and 180-Day Jail Sentence for Civil Disobedience in Dallas, Texas Dallas, TX — Mark “Major” Jimenez and Beau Chandler were arrested on  Read More »

Brad Pitt’s Mom: A Lesbian Mom Responds

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Dear Mrs. Pitt, Today, I saw a shocking message in my inbox. I was alerted of a HuffPost Gay Voices piece that discussed your recent letter to Missouri’s Springfield News-Leaderwhere you proudly profess your support for presidential candidate Mitt Romney while also clearly demonstrating your anti-woman, homophobic and racist beliefs. I call this message shocking because of  Read More »

Couple Trying to Get Married Goes to Jail

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Beau Chandler, left, and Mark Jiminez. They will likely face misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass. A Dallas couple was arrested Thursday after they tried to get a marriage license. Mark Jiminez and Beau Chandler were quickly turned down when they tried applying for a marriage license at the Dallas County Clerk’s Office.  Read More »

2 men arrested in Dallas gay marriage protest

Friday, July 6th, 2012

DALLAS (AP) — Two men have been arrested after they were denied a marriage license by the Dallas County clerk and launched a protest. Mark Jiminez and Beau Chandler say they were protesting Texas’ ban on gay marriage, passed in 2005. The two men went to the clerk’s office Wednesday afternoon to file for a  Read More »

Civil Disobedience: Gay Texas Couple Apply For Marriage License, Get Arrested Instead

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Something is up in the great state of Texas, where nothing is in the middle of the road, except a yellow stripe and a dead armadillo. Gay couple Mark “Major” Jiminez and Beau Chandler of Dallas, Texas applied for a marriage license yesterday afternoon at the Dallas County Clerk’s office marriage bureau, and when refused, engaged in  Read More »

“This is about not being treated equal”

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE | A Dallas County sheriff’s deputy leads Beau Chandler to a patrol car after he was arrested at the Clerk’s Office on Thursday. Chandler and Mark Jiminez applied for a marriage license but were denied. View more photos and watch video at DallasVoice.com. (Anna Waugh/Dallas Voice) Gay Dallas couple Mark Jiminez, Beau Chandler arrested  Read More »

Couple arrested after gay marriage protest in records building

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Related: LINK: “Free Major and Beau” Facebook event page DALLAS – Two gay men were arrested Thursday in Dallas after handcuffing themselves together in the county records building downtown. Beau Chandler and his partner, Mark “Major” Jiminez, went to the Dallas County Clerk Records Building to apply for a marriage license. When they were turned  Read More »