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Video: Mark Fiore Pokes Fun at the Anti Marriage Equality Folks

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Mark FioreCartoonist Mark Fiore points his pen at folks who claim they have been injured by marriage equality. Chicago Pride reports:

If you’ve been injured by marriage equality (I’m looking at you, Salvatore Cordileone, Mike Huckabee, Timothy Dolan…), Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mark Fiore has found a law firm that can help: Keepam Seprit & Klosit.

Enjoy:

Scotland: Marriage Equality Campaign Launched

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Scotland Marriage Equality AdA Scottish marriage equality group has launched a new video campaign. Pink News reports:

The Scottish Equality Network, the key LGBT group campagining for equal marriage north of the border, has launched a video campaign modelled on the English Out4Marriage campaign to help convince the public and politicians of the need for same-sex marriage. ‘It’s Time’ features an extraordinary collection of Scottish celebrities, politicians, religious ministers, and ordinary couples from across the country voicing their support for equal marriage and declaring that 2013 is the year to make same-sex marriage legal.

Scotland’s parliament is moving ahead on the marriage equality bill – maybe this will nudge them along a little faster.

Find more articles and gay wedding resources in the United Kingdom.

Australia: New Marriage Equality Video; Catholic Bishop Jumps Ship

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

you tube bigA couple new marriage equality stories out of Australia today. First off, there’s a new marriage equality video making the rounds. Joe.My.God reports:

An Australian couple tells their three year-old son that he can’t marry Mommy because “she already has a husband.” Boy: “I want a husband!” Father: “[Prime Minister] Julia Gillard says you can’t have a husband.” Much sobbing ensues.

Julia Gillard, are you listening?

And a Catholic Priest in Canberra stood up for the recognition of gay and lesbian relationships. Pink News reports:

A Catholic priest in the Australian Capital Canberra, has departed from the official teachings of the church to say that committed same-sex relationships should be celebrated. Despite stopping short of supporting civil unions, Father Michael Fallon called for a “public celebration of committed love for homosexual couples”. He went on to say that same-sex couples should be given the same legal rights and public recognition as heterosexual couples, and that he feared that people were being driven away from the Catholic church because of its opposition to homosexuality, reports the Canberra Times.

Maybe one day, Australia’s politicians will embrace marriage equality the same way the Australian public has.

Find more articles and gay wedding resources in Australia.

Watch: Young Men, It’s Time to Overturn D-O-M-A

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

you tube bigAwesome new video blends the Village People, 70’s disco hit YMCA, DOMA, and the US Supreme Court. ‘Nuff said. From Towleroad.com:

What do you get when you combine a discriminatory marriage law, the Supreme Court, and an iconic 70’s disco classic?

Enjoy!

Minnesota, USA: New Print, Web Ads for Marriage Equality; Pathetic Opposition Rally

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

mnad1Marriage equality backers released several new ads for marriage equality. The first one is a web ad. On Top Magazine reports:

Minnesotans United for Marriage’s 2-minute ad features Laura and Kelly Olmsted, who testified before the House panel considering the marriage bill earlier this year. “We wanted to make sure the committee knew that there are families that look like ours, children like ours, all across Minnesota and they deserve the same rights and protections as any other family,” Laura Olmsted says in the video.

See the ad here:

Over at Joe.My.God, he’s reporting on a new print ad too.

Finally, Queerty reports on the sad turn-out at an anti-gay marriage rally:

Just look at the overwhelming crowd of people that showed up to this anti-gay marriage rally in Minnesota recently! Local news coverage estimates “about three dozen people showed up” to the rally, which was held on a flatbed trailer in the parking lot of “Toby’s Restaurant.” How chic!

It’s encouraging how few folks are turning out on the side of discrimination!

Find more articles and gay wedding resources in Minnesota.

USA: A Gay Parent’s Video Letter to the Supreme Court

Monday, April 1st, 2013

you tube bigA gay father recorded a YouTube video to the US Supreme Court about his family and marriage equality. Queerty reports:

Jack Montgomery, a father of three from Washington, D.C., wrote an open letter to Justice Anthony Scalia and his fellow Supremes regarding Scalia’s speculation as to the potential “deleterious” effects of kids having same-sex parents. Montgomery and his husband Kelly Vielmo adopted three siblings from D.C.’s foster are system and in his letter Montgomery describes how they have beautifully enriched each others lives. He also urges the SCOTUS to consider what deleterious effects their decision will have on his children and children of same-sex parents throughout the country.

Watch the video:

USA: Musician Asks You Tube to Yank NOM Video

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

NOM LogoRemember how National Organization for Marriage used a song without permission in their “March for Marriage” video last week, and it turned out the singer was pro-marriage equality? Today Joe.My.God reports that she took some action:

Thanks to Good As You blogger Jeremy Hooper, singer/songwriter Katie Herzig has forced YouTube to yank the promotional video for NOM’s hate march on the Supreme Court. Herzig told Hooper that she “definitely supports marriage equality” and did not give NOM permission to use her music. Hit the second link and check out her tune

Yay for Katie!

Marriage Equality Update: This Week in Prop 8 Video

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Matt Baume provides his weekly YouTube update on what’s up with the effort to repeal Prop 8 in California.

Full Story from Joe.My.God

Click here for gay marriage resources in California.

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