June 25, 2012
By Scottie Thomaston
- First thing: Prop 8 Trial Tracker has launched its first-ever legal symposium! Our first entry is from the National Center for Lesbian Rights’ senior staff attorney Chris Stoll. If you are interested in participating, here’s more details:
We presented invited guests with the question: “Is it better for the LGBT rights and marriage equality movement if the Perry v. Brown case is or is not granted certiorari by the Supreme Court? Why?” Participants were asked to respond in 700 words or less.
If you’d like to submit a piece for our symposium, e-mail your piece with your name, title of your post, and a 1-2 sentence byline to: scottie AT couragecampaign DOT org.
- A GOP candidate for the House of Representatives denied the existence of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
- Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter has married her partner.
- The Pentagon’s first-ever LGBT Pride event is scheduled for Tuesday.
- Here’s a story on Maine’s marriage equality ballot initiative.
- Minnesota activists who are trying to defeat an anti-gay ballot initiative are outraising their opponents.
- Here is EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum explaining that the recent EEOC ruling that people who are transgender are protected under sex discrimination provisions actually applies to lesbians, bisexuals and gays as well: