Posts Tagged: Gay Marriage

Moving Toward Answers: A Conversation with Stephen Mills

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Poet Stephen Mills discusses his first two collections, He Do the Gay Man in Different Voices and A History of the Unmarried, teaching writing, and what’s next.

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Libraries Are the Real Punk Rock

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Maybe I was only in the eighth grade, but I was ready to stand up to anyone who tried to threaten the ideal of intellectual freedom.

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United We Stand

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No one knows exactly what the next four years will bring. But we are always stronger when we protest together.

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The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Anne Raeff

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Married authors Anne Raeff and Lori Ostlund, both winners of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, discuss their craft, their process, and the way they negotiate the give and take involved in sharing a vocation.

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Marriage Equality: A Rumpus Roundup

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On June 26th, the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that states must allow same-sex couples to marry and that they must recognize marriages performed in other states. The ruling ends the bans against same-sex marriage that existed in 14 states. This decision comes two years to the day since the Court’s decision in […]

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Vikings Punter Fired for Supporting Gay Marriage?

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So there you have it. It’s my belief, based on everything that happened over the course of 2012, that I was fired by Mike Priefer, a bigot who didn’t agree with the cause I was working for, and two cowards, Leslie Frazier and Rick Spielman… If Fantasy Football for Poets were still going, it would […]

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Now that We Can, Maybe We Won’t

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When the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, thousands took to the San Francisco streets. That day, I joined in on the mirth, and then came home to Wendy, my beloved partner of five years, beset with the glow that only a joyous mob can inspire. Here was the conversation that ensued: […]

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Victories for Pro-Choicers, Gay Marriage; Defeat for Voting Rights

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As you’re probably aware, we’ve been covering Texas’s grotesque anti-abortion bill SB5, and we’re overjoyed to report it did not pass. Texas State Senator (and now folk hero) Wendy Davis filibustered the bill for close to thirteen hours under the state legislature’s stringent rules: no sitting, leaning, drinking water, using the bathroom, or speaking about subjects […]

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Supreme Court Gay Marriage Roundup

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You may have noticed that all your Facebook friends are now the same person, and that person is a pink equals sign on a red background. That’s because they support same-sex marriage, and the Supreme Court is hearing arguments today and tomorrow regarding the constitutionality of Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California. Here […]

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Thin Opposition

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“…Prejudice is a kind of cartel that works best when there is no real dissent. Once one person breaks away, others who may have had doubts find it easy to speak up. Moreover, those who never really had objection–but were just kinda going along–also fall away.” As more public figures express their support for marriage […]

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Morning Coffee

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True story: this entry briefly read “morning of coffee”. I tell you this because I trust you. The top ten places you can not go. A guide to making cartoons in 1910. This whale shaped water-cleaning-super-garden makes me happy to be alive. Memories and brain entanglement. Nate Silver proves that gay marriage bans are bad […]

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“A Friend’s Take” by Steven Tagle

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Rumpus contributor Steven Tagle has entered this film in Project Pushback, a competition to produce fresh messaging in support of the freedom to marry. If you like “A Friend’s Take,” please take a second to create a free user account on vimeo.com and vote for the film. Here’s how to vote: 1. Create a free […]

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