Watch: Obama Dances Around Same-Sex Marriage at Town Hall — Towleroad, More than gay news. More gay men

[I]t makes sense for us to take a leadership role in ensuring that people are treated the same. —President Barack Obama, January 28, 2010

(via Towleroad.)

So, if a state’s laws say it is legal, and a couple’s church says it’s moral, and a same-sex couple gets married, why isn’t their marriage recognized by the federal government? And why aren’t you working to change that?

Conservatives destroying marriage

Ed Gillespie, former counselor to President George W. Bush, whose wife Cathy has been friends with the Roves for 20 years, said: “It’s always sad to see a marriage end. These are two very good people, who came to a not-easy decision. But they care a lot about each other, and they love their son. And they’ll work through it.”

No, working through it usually refers to what you do in order to stay married.

via Karl Rove granted divorce in Texas — —

The big gay shrug

The big gay shrug / Sorry, enemies of gay marriage. Prop 8 or no, you’ve already lost

Let us hereby be reminded, before sadness and frustration overwhelm once more: Proposition 8 and its ilk are merely the last, fitful gasps of a long-dying ideology, markers of a certain kind of sad, conservative desperation. They are the final clawings and scrapings of a reactionary worldview that attempts to outlaw and punish all it cannot, will not understand. Same as it ever was, really.

No H8

I can’t be at the protest today (I’m having muscle spasms in my back, but even if I were well, I would be celebrating my friends Chris and John’s wedding instead). So this small contribution to visibility will have to do.

The election of Barack Obama was such a wonderful thing. But on the same day, four states approved anti-gay measures. It fills me with sadness and anger.