A same-sex couple applying for a social security card for their adopted son were told his birth certificate would be “flagged” until 2033 by the Georgia State Department Of Vital Records. “It’s the policy,” they were told. But why?
Today we shower some metaphorical rose petals at the feet of the “anti-Cooch,” the young, gay, Montana State Senator who this week, led a successful effort to repeal the repulsive sodomy law still on the books in his state. Rep. Bryce Bennett, is On Our Radar.
Research Medical Center is the hospital that had a gay man handcuffed and arrested by his husband’s bedside. Its parent company’s largest shareholder is Bain Capital, the company Mitt Romney co-founded.
Petitions are flooding social media in response to Research Medical Center’s handcuffing and arresting Roger Gorley, a gay man — who had legal medical power of attorney while visiting Allen Mansell, his husband in the hospital.
“It is as if,” says City Lights founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti, “the public were being invited, in person and in books, to participate in that ‘great conversation’ between authors of all ages, ancient and modern.”
45 years ago Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was cut down by an assassin’s bullet in Memphis, Tennessee. Today his message is just as relevant in 2013 as it was for a deeply divided American society in 1968.