Post Tagged with: "Marriage Equality"

by / on January 13, 2013 at 2:32 pm / in Gender, Sexuality

The Meaning of Marriage: In Pursuit of Justice

Follow more from Robyn here –> Gay Girl Revolution Is love the basis for every marriage? Is that why Ireland’s deputy head of government, Eamon Gilmore, in support of marriage equality, publicly announced that he did not think it was the job of the state to “determine who people should fall in love with, or who they should spend their lives with”? […]

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by / on December 13, 2012 at 9:36 am / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Gender, Government, Politics, Prejudice, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Relationships, Society

The High-Court Test for Marriage Equality

On November 6, three more states joined the ranks of the enlightened by passing marriage equality. Now nine states (Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, and Washington) plus the District of Columbia are entitled to the moniker “equality state,” and deserve applause for riding the rainbow arc of the universe toward justice. This past Monday, the […]

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by / on November 15, 2012 at 9:20 am / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Gender, Government, News, Prejudice, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

A Watershed for Equality

watershed: 2: a crucial dividing point, line, or factor: turning point Last week I framed Election Day in terms of a makeover: Before—the run-up to November 6, characterized by dread and fear of a Romney win and the ensuing turning back the tide on pieces of progress too numerous to name that were enacted during Obama’s first term; and after—the […]

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by / on November 9, 2012 at 11:39 pm / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Government, Politics, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Society

The Makeover

If I were an illustrator, I would create cartoons to represent people like me (Obama voters) before and after Tuesday’s historic election. Since I cannot draw to save my soul, however, I shall try to describe what my pictures would look like. THE “BEFORE ” CARTOON. Group A—several wealthy, white, sexist, racist, homophobic, suit-wearing men. Group B–a straight woman, a […]

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by / on October 25, 2012 at 10:25 am / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Fiction, Gender, Government, Politics, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

A Cautionary Tale

This is a work of fiction–but not a fantasy–based on a possible outcome of the November 6 U.S. election.

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by / on October 18, 2012 at 11:57 am / in Country, Editorials, Gender, Government, Media, Politics, Prejudice, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

“This Page Does Not Exist.”

Do you need help deciding which candidate is better for LGBT and marriage equality? Let me assist you. Click here: http://www.mittromney.com/lgbt/ or here: http://www.barackobama.com/lgbt I hope this little exercise convinces everyone who either is LGBT or who loves someone who is LGBT to vote Obama/Biden. When you click on the Romney link, this is what you see: In case you […]

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by / on October 11, 2012 at 10:14 am / in Politics, Prejudice, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

Honor Their Memory: Re-elect Obama

October 7, 1998: Cyclist Aaron Kreifels spots what he takes for a scarecrow as he rides through a Wyoming field. When he sees the glistening blood, he realizes this is no scarecrow, and the brutally beaten University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard is rushed to a hospital, where five days later, on October 12, he finally succumbs to the savage […]

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by / on September 27, 2012 at 9:27 am / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Gender, Government, Politics, Prejudice, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

The All-American Flag of Homophobia

What the plaintiffs are alleging is diabolical–for a political organization to steal an image, and demonize a couple’s love and privacy, in order to peddle bigotry and hate to win votes.

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by / on September 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm / in Body, Culture, Gender, Philosophy, Psychology, Relationships, Science, Sexuality, Society

Intersex, Part Two: Marriage Equality

This isn’t about “gay marriage” – bisexuals wish to marry as well – and it’s not a matter of “same-sex marriage” either, because this one still leaves intersex people in uncertainty.

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by / on September 13, 2012 at 10:13 am / in Censorship, Country, Culture, Current Events, Facebook Fan pages, Government, Prejudice, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

The Censors Are Coming

And what’s more troubling is that Facebook would let a page that “prays for the death of President Obama” stand while deleting a liberally leaning political one. It makes no sense, and implies a great and deep lack of fair play and ethics on Facebook’s part.

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