Category Archives: Same-sex Marriage

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN FILES CLASS-ACTION SUIT

imageWashington, D.C. -Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the dominant LGBT organization, has filed a multi-million law suit against the eleven million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. The class-action suit is the first ever filed against millions of defendants. In most cases, it is the other way around — millions suing a single individual or entity.

According to papers filed in the District of Columbia, HRC is suing for copyright infringement involving its “equal sign” logo.  Many will recall that the HRC logo, and variations of it, went viral as Facebook users changed their profile photos to the logo during the weeks prior to the Supreme Court handing down its decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8.

When the U.S. Senate began deliberating on the proposed Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill – which ultimately passed with a 68-32 vote — millions of undocumented immigrants changed their Facebook profile photos to a graphic that had the number 11 on it. HRC claims that the immigrants simply took the HRC logo and turned it clockwise at 90 degrees. image

In response to an email question from The Adobo Chronicles, a spokesperson who refused to reveal his/her sexual orientation, the HRC rep said it doesn’t matter that an estimated 267,000 LGBTs currently in the U.S. are undocumented. “The integity of the HRC logo is what’s at stake here,” the spokesperson said.

Calls to the 11 million undocumented immigrants for comment on the  law suit have not been returned.

SCOTUS STRIKES DOWN DOMA; SNUBS PROP 8

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flagDistrict of Columbia – In a decision considered the most controversial in its entire history, the Supreme Court of the United States today struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in its entirety, handing the LGBTQQI community its greatest victory since Stonewall.

The Supremes voted 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts casting the deciding vote. Justices who favored striking down DOMA aside from Roberts were Thomas, Scalia, Alito and Breyer. In the majority decision, penned by Roberts, the high court said of DOMA, “What was Congress thinking? There was no compelling reason to defend marriage. No one was attacking marriage. The LGBTQQI community was, as a matter of fact, all for it. The community members simply wanted to be included.”

Supreme Ginsburg
Supreme Ginsburg

In a dissenting opinion, penned by Ginsburg, the minority said, “This is a day of infamy. It marks the end of what is left of the liberal agenda. What’s next for us as justices? It will be a boring rest of the term for us.” Outside the court chambers, Ginsburg was quoted as saying, “It’s time for me to retire.”

On the other landmark case, Prop 8, the justices were unanimous in declaring that those who brought the case before the court had “no standing.” In an unprecedented move, the court sent back the Prop 8 case to California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom. The court said that since Newsom started this whole thing on gay marriage in California when he authorized to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples in 2004, he should just make an executive decision to strike down Prop 8.

The decision comes just a few days before the biggest Pride celebration in the country. The San Francisco Pride Committee quickly convened a board meeting during which it decided to cancel Sunday’s Pride Parade and Festival. “We no longer see the need to stage a separate Pride celebration,” the committee said. “We are now equal with everyone else.”