Watch Statement on Bill to Repeal DOMA

Fourteen years ago, an openly gay Wisconsin Republican asked the GAO to count all of the rights and responsibilities that the federal government confers based on marriage. Former Congresswoman Steve Gunderson learned that over a thousand rights and responsibilities were conferred based on marriage.

Today, that number is even higher. Watch the Press Conference here.

Read more: Bill to Repeal DOMA


CROI 2011: Advances in HIV Mean Something for Everyone

By Healthy Living News
Boston – March, 13, 2011

Chilly Boston temperatures and a freshly fallen snow couldn't dampen the enthusiasm of attendees at this years Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) as the meeting revealed important data on HIV prevention and treatment.

There was also news of a significant break-through in curing another viral infection, hepatitis C, and there was promising early data on an experimental gene therapy procedure that could lead to new ways of controlling, and perhaps someday, even curing HIV infection.

Read more: CROI 2011: Advances in HIV


Around the World in 2070 Days...428

Our 2011 Traveling issue is out now and boy, does it have some fun stuff for you! We highlight a book about Larry Jacobson’s six year journey around the world in a sailboat. While it’s certainly not the trip for everyone, it’s hard to deny the magnificence of the story and the pictures he captured. This is just one of our travel-related stories.

Read more: The March 10 Issue is Out Now


Baldwin Seeks to Speed Ratification of Equal Rights AmendmentCongresswoman Tammy Baldwin

March 8, 2011

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) chose today, International Women’s Day, to introduce legislation to speed ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the Constitution.

“The ERA is intended to ensure equality for women and men in all areas of society,” said Baldwin.  “It is an immediate and decisive remedy to end sex discrimination in federal and state laws and provides a clear benchmark for judicial interpretation.  Achieving equality and justice for all in the United States is fundamental to our democratic principles, economic recovery, and continued leadership around the world.  The intent of my resolution is simple: a path to equality for all Americans,” Baldwin said.

Read more: Speed Ratification of ERA


In Defense of Not Defending Prop 8 and DOMAStephen Blakley

Commentary by Stephen Blakley

On Saturday, March 5, 2011 an article appeared in the viewpoints section of the Sacramento Bee authored by Margaret A. Bengs with a headline that read “Basic right of self-government is in peril.”

In this article Ms. Bengs questioned former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s and former Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown's refusal to defend Prop. 8 on the grounds that it is unconstitutional, as well as the U.S. Department of Justice's recent decision to no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act for the same reason.

Read more: Not Defending Prop 8 and DOMA


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