My feature story for California Lawyer “Challenging Prop. 8: The Hidden Story” won a 2011 Azbee Gold Award for editorial excellence in the News Analysis/Investigative category from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. The article was titled “Anatomy of a Complaint” in the print version. It was also a finalist for a Maggie Award, which is presented by the Western Publications Association.
This story was blogged about and mentioned in various places online, including Variety’s politics and entertainment blog, Wilshire & Washington, which called it a “fascinating backstory,” and Slate, which described it as a “meaty background piece.” It was also reprinted in its entirety as the cover story of the January 28, 2010 issue of the San Diego Gay & Lesbian Times.
UPDATE: In March 2012 Andrew Sullivan mentioned my story in his Daily Beast blog post in response to the announcement that Chad Griffin (interviewed in my story) was the new president of the Human Rights Campaign.
Oral Arguments regarding Prop. 8 and DOMA this week!
Today is the first day of at the Supreme Court hearings. Make sure you wear red to show your support for marriage equality. And make your Tumblr profile picture red too!
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And then Justice Alito said this...
“Same sex marriage is very new… newer than cell phones or the internet.”
-Justice Samuel Alito
Yeah, remember when same sex marriage first came out and it was bulky and really slow?
LOL, are you kidding me? This comment of his is just more proof that Injustice Alito is ridiculously out of touch.
Thoughts re: SCOTUS and DOMA and Prop. 8:
If DOMA is unconstitutional, then maybe we can get past this whole gay marriage thing and get to focus on, you know, all the other queer issues that need to be addressed. Like how many trans* women have been murdered in the past year, or how 40% of homeless youth are homeless because they’re queer, or something like that…