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Archive for June 18th, 2007

Is a “Marriage Moment” Coming Up?

Posted by Jack Stephens on June 18, 2007

Citizen Crain blogs:

The victory in Massachusetts last week strongly encourages the idea that the sweep of history is with progress on marriage equality for gay couples, just as it was 40 years ago for interracial couples. But have we arrived finally at our “marriage moment”?

Cheryl Jacques, a former Massachusetts state senator who led the Human Rights Campaign in 2004, popularized that phrase during the halcyon months after her home state’s highest court struck down the hetero-only marriage law a year earlier.

Then came the horrific backlash, as dozens of states passed laws and constitutional amendments banning gay marriage. Karl Rove managed to wedge the issue into the 2004 presidential election. And even state supreme courts in friendly states like New York and Washington state declined to follow their black-robed predecessors in Massachusetts.

Now, as the good news returns, have the tables turned back in our favor? Are we ready, this time, for a “marriage moment” of more far-reaching and permanent effect?

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Is a “Marriage Moment” Coming Up?

Posted by Jack Stephens on June 18, 2007

Citizen Crain blogs:

The victory in Massachusetts last week strongly encourages the idea that the sweep of history is with progress on marriage equality for gay couples, just as it was 40 years ago for interracial couples. But have we arrived finally at our “marriage moment”?

Cheryl Jacques, a former Massachusetts state senator who led the Human Rights Campaign in 2004, popularized that phrase during the halcyon months after her home state’s highest court struck down the hetero-only marriage law a year earlier.

Then came the horrific backlash, as dozens of states passed laws and constitutional amendments banning gay marriage. Karl Rove managed to wedge the issue into the 2004 presidential election. And even state supreme courts in friendly states like New York and Washington state declined to follow their black-robed predecessors in Massachusetts.

Now, as the good news returns, have the tables turned back in our favor? Are we ready, this time, for a “marriage moment” of more far-reaching and permanent effect?

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25th Carnival Against Sexual Violence

Posted by Jack Stephens on June 18, 2007

Marcella Chester hosts the latest Carnival Against Sexual Violence:

Welcome to the June 15, 2007 edition of the carnival against sexual violence.

Thank you to everyone who nominated a post or who wrote a post against sexual violence whether it was nominated/selected or not. Nominations that came in after the nomination deadline will be considered for the next edition of the carnival.

If you support the purpose of the carnival, you can help get the word out about it and all of the posts included in the carnival.

Here are the selections for the 25th edition of the carnival against sexual violence:

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39th Carnival of Feminists

Posted by Jack Stephens on June 18, 2007

The 39th Carnival of Feminists is up Laurelin in the Rain:

Hello and welcome to the thirty-ninth Carnival of Feminists! Please take a seat, we have a very big and comfy sofa with limitless seating capacity, and also there are a few brightly coloured beanbags around. Enjoy our selections of drinks and snacks, and settle down for the best of the feminist blogosphere. I started by trying to put things into categories…. but then my categories got all confused and began to merge into one another. So instead of even giving the appearance of organisation, here are the posts, in no particular order…

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Just Another Dumb Bitch

Posted by Jack Stephens on June 18, 2007

Margari Aziza Hill writes:

It doesn’t matter if you spent elementary school in Gifted and Talented.
It doesn’t matter whether you broke the curve in that exam.
It doesn’t matter whether you were an honors student or excelled in Physics.
It doesn’t matter whether you graduated Cum Laude or Magna Cum Laude.
It doesn’ matter if you IQ puts you in the top 5 percentile.
Nor does it matter whether you are a scholar or thinker.
If your point of view does not agree with some men, you will always be some dumb bitch.

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