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Houston’s State Rep. Garnet Coleman applauds Prop. 8 decision

Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, took to his blog today to applaud yesterday’s decision by the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declaring Proposition 8  unconstitutional (Prop. 8, passed in 2008, prohibited marriage equality in California): “Yesterday’s 9th Circuit decision, … Continue reading

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“Defining Marriage: A Debate!” at U of H tomorrow

One day we will get to the point where an University inviting guests to debate marriage equality will be greeted with the same scorn that an on-campus debate on women’s suffrage or whether or not African-Americans are 3/5 of a … Continue reading

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Early voting results in Houston Races

At 7 pm the polls closed. The Harris County Clerk’s office must now count and tabulate the votes cast today in Houston’s 769 voting precincts. While we wait for the final results, let’s take a look at the numbers from … Continue reading

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What’s Shakin – Houston Pride Band’s Guilty Pleasures, Haute Boys of fall

1. The Houston Pride Band presents “Guilty Pleasures,” a concert featuring the favorite guilty pleasures of the Pride Band members, tonight at 7:30 at the Hobby Center.  The concert marks the premier of the Pride Band’s new artistic Director, Skip … Continue reading

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NCLR Legal Analysis Of The Ninth Circuit Prop 8 Ruling

BLEND EXCLUSIVE: Trial analysis by the National Center For Lesbian Rights (NCLR) Attorney Shannon Minter. By Shannon Minter, Esq. National Center for Lesbian Rights Legal Director Today brings a new development in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the federal constitutional challenge to … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Prop 8 decision from Ninth Circuit coming in 15 minutes (written at 1:45PM Eastern)

At least that’s the message that just dropped into our Inbox. Stay tuned. *** **UPDATE: Not sure if the opinion will be posted on the 9th Circuit’s Perry miscrosite. But here it is, just in case. We’ll of course embed … Continue reading

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More Discharged Service Member File Suit in Ninth Circuit

More Discharged Service Member File Suit in Ninth Circuit Today, three highly decorated service members discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) filed suit in federal district court seeking re-instatement and challenging the constitutionality of DADT.  In their complaint, which … Continue reading

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More Discharged Service Member File Suit in Ninth Circuit

More Discharged Service Member File Suit in Ninth Circuit Today, three highly decorated service members discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) filed suit in federal district court seeking re-instatement and challenging the constitutionality of DADT.  In their complaint, which … Continue reading

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NCLR Analysis: Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals Hearing On Perry v. Schwarzenegger

BLEND EXCLUSIVE: Trial analysis by the National Center For Lesbian Rights (NCLR) Attorney Shannon Minter. By Shannon Minter, Esq. National Center for Lesbian Rights Legal Director Today was the long-awaited oral argument at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Grants Stay of Injunction, DADT Still In Place

cross-posted at the Great Orange Satan. Damn it. Nov. 1 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. government’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” restriction on gays in the military will be enforced while a federal appeals court reviews a judge’s decision that the rule … Continue reading

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