CA Federal Judge Strikes Down Prop 8 as Unconstitutional


Today, Judge Vaughn Walker struck down California’s Proposition 8 as unconstitutional. Proposition 8 is an amendment to the state’s constitution and defines marriage as between one man and one woman. It was passed by popular vote. In his ruling, Judge Walker, who is himself gay, stated: “Plaintiffs challenge Proposition 8 under the Due Process and … Continue reading

SB 1070 – What’s Next for Illegal Immigration in Arizona?


Now that a federal court has ruled against Arizona’s contentious illegal immigration law (SB 1070), what’s next for Arizona and other states trying to combat illegal immigration? Once again, let me say I’m neither a constitutional expert, nor am I a lawyer, but here are some thoughts off the top of my head: 1) If … Continue reading

Google Covers Benefits Discrepancy to Gay Domestic Partners: Everyone Freaks Out


Yesterday, the New York Times posted an article about Google raising pay for gay employees whose insurance premiums are higher than married couples if they have registered domestic partners on their policies who aren’t dependents. Predictably, everyone has freaked out. It’s discriminatory against straight people! Or so I’ve heard. And, you can’t base benefits on … Continue reading

Texas GOP – True Conservatives or Authoritarian Jackasses?


UPDATE: Sunday – 1:00 PM – It was gently pointed out to me that the Texas GOP Platform is not necessarily universally endorsed by all Texas Republicans. She is absolutely correct. Let me state, for the record, that where I refer to the Texas GOP in this post, I’m referring to the governing body of … Continue reading

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