Metro Weekly

All posts tagged "marriage"

  • Raising the Bar

    Every state in the nation has an attorney general serving as top lawyer. So do American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and...

  • Dropping the GOP

    In the summer of 1910, Theodore Roosevelt gave a speech in a small town in Kansas. No one knew then that Roosevelt -- who left...

  • Rock the House

    The organizers of the WEDRock benefit concert wanted to raise support for one of this year's most explosive issues, same-sex marriage. But they didn't want...

  • Politics of Interpretation

    Same-sex marriage has taken center stage in the 2004 presidential election. The Republican effort to amend the Constitution to prevent same-sex marriage from taking root...

  • Signature Moments

    ''My mother won't explain it,'' says Paris Barclay of his offbeat but memorably elegant first name. ''She claimed she was reading mythology when I was...

  • David Mixner

    ''You want a soundbite?'' David Mixner grins. ''I'll give you a soundbite. I'm a man who's devoted forty years of his life -- sometimes at...

  • Leading the Charge

    Cheryl Jacques had a tough act to follow when she arrived in D.C. last January to take the helm of the Human Rights Campaign. The...

  • The Marriage Man

    It wasn't a likely first step to becoming a vanguard in the fight for marriage equality for gays and lesbians. But when Evan Wolfson wrote...

  • Mayor with a Mission

    Gavin Newsom has the crowd in the palm of his hand, telling them the story of how San Francisco became the first major city in...

  • On the Ballot

    ''Remember those commercials, ‘Give it to Mikey, he'll eat anything'?'' Chuck Wolfe laughs as he describes his early political days as the openly gay member...

  • Tying the Knots

    As newspapers and televisions continue to show images of same-sex couples tying the knot, it's well worth remembering some important facts about gay and lesbian...

  • Marriage Update

    You may have noticed a new Republican advertising campaign on gay marriage playing on your television screen. This time, however, it's a campaign to stop...

  • San Francisco Treat

    Two weeks ago, on Valentine's Day weekend, I was fortunate enough to be able to act as a witness for many of the same-sex weddings...

  • Just Married

    Just before Valentine's Day Erwin Gomez was featured on Fox Morning News, doing make-up for a bride-to-be as part of the morning show's ''Wedding in...

  • The Queen Mother's Farewell

    It was years ago at Nob Hill, listening to all the gay guys calling themselves queens that Carlene Cheatam first used the title she most...