Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Petition Challenges CA's Prop 8, Seeks to Protect the Rights of "Lesbian and Gay People"

Equality California, Lambda Legal, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the ACLU, and others, have filed a writ petition before the CA Supreme Court stating that Prop 8 is unconstitutional because it takes rights away from "lesbian and gay people." "Lesbian and gay couples." "Lesbian and gay Californians."

The last time I checked, I thought that a ban on marriage equality might affect other people besides "lesbian and gay people" but I must be wrong. Especially if Equality California sees fit to sign on to such a lawsuit. </sarcasm>

The wording of this petition is seriously unacceptable, but not surprising. Okay, maybe it's a little surprising, I'd think that Equality California would know better. Sadly, we find yet another example of bisexual and transgender invisibility in this lawsuit.

Apparently Equality California is also not as cool as Equality Ohio - I have never once heard Equality Ohio leave us out.

I especially appreciate how this was on a page of the "LGBT" Project, which fights for "LGBT" rights.

Friday, November 14, 2008

A Few Local Events of Interest

Friday, November 14: Fusion Friday
The second Friday evening of every month, all the LGBTQ groups from local colleges and universities are invited to get together and hang out. It's held at a different school each month. I went last month and had a pretty good time.

Saturday, November 15: Protest Prop 8
This event is being held at the same time in every state in the U.S. and other parts of the world. The Columbus protest is happening at 1:30 PM on the steps of City Hall. Read more, and find locations of other protests if you know someone who doesn't live in Cbus that might want to attend. Also see the main event page on Facebook and a local event page

comBIne meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 6:30 PM in Central Classrooms 204. We didn't meet on Veterans' Day, so we are going to be meeting the 18th instead. We will still be meeting on the 25th as well.