One Year-End List Worth Reading


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  In the crush of year-end lists comes this top-10 compilation of moments in 2010 that were good for same-sex couples to gain full marriage rights. Oregon is absent from the list compiled by Freedom to Marry executive director Evan Wolfson. But perhaps the list’s top item showing favorable poll trends nationally bodes well for the 2012 election in Oregon. Perhaps ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 HANK STERN

When Nate Silver Thinks Gay Marriage Could Happen in Oregon


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Political prognosticator extraordinaire Nate Silver has turned his forecasting skills to predict when voters in each of the 50 states would reject a ban on gay marriage. And Silver's take on Oregon based on all his data is that it could be aligned to happen this year — an interesting conclusion given that backers of gay marriage are aiming instead at 2012 to reverse the "one man, one woman" ...   More
 
Monday, April 13, 2009 HANK STERN

Jeana Frazzini: 2012 Is "Just Around The Corner"


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[youtube 8pFPQMQk4dE] As Maine this week became the fifth state to allow gay marriage, Basic Rights Oregon executive director Jeana Frazzini released this video that outlines her organization's strategy for the same to happen here in three years. Frazzini correctly points out that Oregon voters' approval in 2004 of Measure 36 requires supporters of same-sex marriage in this state to change "hearts ...   More
 
Thursday, May 7, 2009 HANK STERN

Stonewall Anniversary: One Gay Couple Remembers What It Was Like 40 Years Ago


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Eric Marcoux and Eugene Woodworth just celebrated their 56th anniversary as a couple. When they met in Chicago in 1953 when Marcoux was 23 and Woodworth was 25, they always answered “Yes” when people asked them if they were brothers. Now in 2009 when people ask, Marcoux says,”No, but thank you for asking, because I am able to tell you that I love this man.” This ...   More
 
Thursday, June 25, 2009 Allison Ferre

The Marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton Will Not Break Up Over the Question of Gay Marriage


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The endless parsing of the marriage between former President Clinton and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton flared up recently when she bristled at a questioner who asked during her tour of Africa what her husband thought about an issue involving the Democratic Republic of Congo and China. But on the issue of gay marriage, we can happily report there doesn't seem to be any room for disagreement ...   More
 
Friday, August 14, 2009 HANK STERN

One Piece Of Good News For Same-Sex Marriage


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Tuesday, December 8, 2009 HANK STERN

Gay Marriage Comes Up For A Vote in New Jersey (UPDATED with NJ Senate rejecting same-sex marriage)


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A reminder from Basic Rights Oregon that the New Jersey state Senate is taking up gay marriage today, though the prospects for marriage rights in that state don't look so good. If New Jersey lawmakers don't OK marriage rights for gays and lesbians, it would be the latest example of a seeming stall for the cause of gay rights between domestic partnership and full marriage rights. UPDATE: Gay ...   More
 
Thursday, January 7, 2010 HANK STERN

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