Tag Archives: marriage equality

No Exceptions: Marriage Equality

The U.S. Supreme Court tossed out any racially based limitations on marriage in the landmark 1967 Loving v. Virginia case. In the unanimous decision, the court said that "Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the state." The above is the closing paragraph of the CNN article about the racist Louisiana judge who would not marry an interracial couple.  In my previous post "Empty Spaces/A Moment Read more [...]

Empty Spaces: A Reflection on Interracial Relationships In My Life

Today a news article about an interracial marriage being denied by a Louisiana Justice of the Peace circulated the internet (See Huffington Post).  You can read the article; it's sentiments need not be repeated here.  It's been less than 50 years since the ruling of Loving v. Virginia (1967) and regardless of the prejudice an individual might have against interracial marriage, interracial couples can marry.  That's the lay of the law.  I won't bog down this post with my desire that this same Read more [...]

Buy “So Special”: Proceeds to go to Equality California

UPDATED: I have changed the location where you can purchase the song.  Please refer to the updated blog post on this! I have just released my "So Special" song on SnoCap. Because the song is about my take on marriage equality, I have decided that anything I make from it will go to Equality California (http://www.eqca.org) and the fight for marriage equality. Whether or not you like the song, it's only 99-cents! So please help out this great cause by purchasing the song! You can catch the Read more [...]

Progressive Regressive: Marriage Equality

I've been feeling this odd back-and-forth pull in federal politics versus state level politics (in my particular case - California's).  It seems as if - perhaps by chance - the progressive changes on the federal level is met by regressive issues on the state level.  Though this post is really only focused on one aspect of that - marriage equality. On the same day that President Obama was elected as our first African-American president, Proposition 8 passed in California - defining that marriage Read more [...]