After failing on their first attempt to overturn Oregon’s Anti-Discrimination and Domestic Partnership laws, Oregon’s anti-gays (who actually live in Tennessee) have admitted possible failure. More importantly they are claiming a possible failure on IP 146 which is Read more
Could it be? Shall we plan celebration parties already? Well not quite yet – but on the heels of Basic Rights Oregon appealing (to the Oregon Supreme Court) the language of two initiatives (IP 144 & IP 145) that would aim to repeal Oregon’s newly enacted Domestic Partnership and Anti-Discrimination laws, and the possibility of the same thing happening to the third filed by anti-gays… they may be up shit creek.
Yesterday we talked about the group “Concerned Oregonians” who actually happens to be led by David Crowe who now resides in Tennessee. Make of that what you will. In any case – their desperate pleas for tens of thousands of dollars, even if answered, would still leave their anti-gay crusade in limbo. And funny enough currently it looks as though they are in debt.
Giving credit where credit is due.
Basic Rights Oregon has proven once again that it will relentlessly fight these initiative attempts to strip families of their basic rights as citizens of this state. Thanks BRO! (ech hem – donate here)
Credit should also be given to everyday Oregonians. Oregonian’s don’t see this as a Measure 36 – and rightly so. They see this simply for what it is, workplace protections against blatant discrimination and as I said above, the ability to legally provide and care for your family.
No victory dance yet folks.
Again, lets not get our hope up too high. But come July when anti-gay forces must turn in over 83,000 valid signatures to qualify and they can’t do it – I’ll be the first cracking open that bottle of bubbly.
Counting down the days.
Just think, each and every day that this bigoted attempt to strip Oregon families and individuals of their basic human rights is delayed, that’s just another day these folks cannot gather signatures.
In just about a month (May 30) the Sex and the City movie will be in theaters! I for one cannot wait. Take a look at this new trailer.
Basic Rights Oregon delivered today. They’re taking the fight to the Oregon Supreme Court. Just Out is reporting that BRO may in fact be holding up the anti-gay initiatives by appealing to the OSC. Read more
Check. Check and uhh – check. Here is the first national ad from the DNC.
Shocking. Blue Oregon has the dirt on McCain’s keynote address at a 1993 fundraiser for the Oregon Citizens Alliance (OCA) headed up by Lon Mabon. The OCA was responsible for numerous anti-gay ballot initiatives up until their last attempt in 2000. If you’ve lived in Oregon for any amount of time, you know the OCA and their hateful and often violent ways. Read more
Portland’s very own Gossip made an appearance on David Letterman last night. Beth Ditto, Gossip’s queer lead vocal can sure belt it out.
Check them out on iTunes and hear the rest of their music.
Hat tip to Stephen at JO.
I thought this was a joke when I saw it on another blog. Could it be that my high school in a little suburb of the Bay Area would really be putting up an exhibit of gay athletes? That’s huge. You see the school is located in Danville, CA. About 40 minutes outside of San Francisco. It’s a place with a lot of money and sometimes, but not always that can breed conservatives. This should be interesting to hear about the reaction. Time to call mom and dad! Read more
Last week California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger came out and came out strong against an anti-marriage equality initiative currently in the works in California. His strong opposition to the anti-marriage initiative surprised many of us as he vetoed two marriage equality bills within the last two years. Here’s the video in case you missed it. More about a possible victory in the Supreme Court after the jump. Read more