The Failure of Politics and the Power of Art

-+*Those of us who work in politics are used to dealing with the push and pull of emotions and the salience of old grudges, slights and resentments – real or imagined.

Amazing Progress for Marriage Equality

-+*We’ve come a long way in 28 years. A majority of states have legal same-sex marriages, and this month the Supreme Court may extend the right to marry to all couples. We’re happy to be fighting on the right side of history. Sign your name in support of marriage equality here.

It’s Time to Decide on Marriage Equality

-+*On April 28, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges – a case that will determine if marriage equality becomes the law of the land in the United States. Show your support for equality by signing HRC’s #LoveCantWait petition.

Black Elephants

-+*What we call “parks” are really the heart, lungs, and circulatory systems of the world — and they’re all endangered. – Thomas L. Friedman, NY Times   NY Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman writes about environmental black elephants and how parks play a vital role for environmental conservation. Friedman learns from environmentalist Adam Sweidan that black… Read more »

The New #IAmARepublican Campaign Is Backfiring In Predictably Spectacular Fashion

-+*The New #IAmARepublican Campaign Is Backfiring In Predictably Spectacular Fashion — Winning Mark (@winning_mark) October 3, 2014 Coinciding with the release of the video is #IAmARepublican, a Twitter hashtag presumably meant to give all those Prius-driving Republicans a place to let their freak flags fly. Needless to say it functioned as it was… Read more »

Aaand that’s a wrap: #lovewins in Oregon Marriage Campaign

-+*“I know that many suggest we are going down a slippery slope that will have no moral boundaries. To those who truly harbor such fears, I can only say this: Let us look less to the sky to see what might fall; rather, let us look to each other … and rise.”-Judge Michael McShane, U.S…. Read more »

Marriage Equality Opponents have 3 contradicting strategies

-+*Opponents of marriage equality, including groups such as the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and the Family Research Council (FRC), are working on 3 different plans to stem the marriage equality tide.  Most likely, none of them will work. The plans actually contradict each other, but that doesn’t matter to conservatives.  Their plans will take… Read more »

Facebook report on HRC equality profile pic

-+*This year has had a series of momentous changes for marriage equality. The Supreme Court ruling of DOMA in March has been one of the biggest, and the support from state-to-state has been one major snowball effect. Even more so was the amount of people that changed their Facebook profile pictures to the Human Rights Campaign‘s… Read more »