Something to think about …. “Not a Phase, Not a choice …. Human Rights …. Not Optional …. “!!


Life

~~June 21, 2017~~

YOUR LIFE, YOUR LOVE

“This is why homophobia is a terrible evil: it disguises itself as concern while it is inherently hate.”
~Tyler Oakley, Binge~

http://www.goodreads.com

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Neil Gorsuch …. “several of his many ‘minuses’ …. wrong for SCOTUS, IMHO …. “!!


Gorsuch

~~March 24, 2017~~ 

WORSE THAN SCALIA

IN MY HUMBLE OPINION

Neil McGill Gorsuch (born August 29, 1967) is an American federal appellate judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

On February 1, 2017, Drumpf nominated Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, to fill the seat left vacant after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia eleven months earlier.

Gorsuch is a proponent of textualism in statutory interpretation and originalism in interpreting the U.S. Constitution.

~Wikipedia~

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My main concern!

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Gorsuch Says Marriage Equality “Absolutely Settled Law,” But Gets Indignant About LGBT Rights

(LGBT OPINION)

Earlier on Tuesday, March 21, Senator Richard Durbin asked Gorsuch about his views on LGBT people, and President Trump’s nominee seemed annoyed about having to respond to the question.

“What about them?” he asked. “They’re people.”

When Durbin asked the nominee to give an example of a decision or statement he made that was favorable to LGBT people, Gorsuch declared that he feels all people are entitled to equal treatment under the law.

“Senator, I’ve tried to treat each case and each person as a person, not a ‘this kind of person,’ not a ‘that kind of person’ – a person,” Gorsuch replied.

“Equal justice under law is a radical promise in the history of mankind.”

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was grilled about LGBT rights during his confirmation hearings this week, and while the U.S. Circuit judge referred to same-sex marriage as “settled law,” he refused to share his own opinion on the matter.

“As it appears on … full read/full credit”

http://www.newnownext.com/gorsuch-lgbt-rights-settled-law/03/2017/

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‘When We Rise’ …. “The Epic Mini-Series Premieres February 27, tonight …. on ABC …. “!!


whenwe3

~~February 27, 2017~~ 

WHEN WE RISE 

Whoever you are, you are not alone

How I wish I’d heard those words as I was coming up in my life.

I lived through this alone.

I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, far away from this struggle.

I struggled on my own until I discovered that I wasn’t the only one who was different.

I discovered others like me.

The process was long and prolonged. There was no internet then. The books that were available were few and difficult to come by.

Yet, I totally identify with the struggle.

That’s why we are not standing down now after the advances made since then.

I thank all of those who came before me.

I refuse to go back into the closet.

HortyRex©

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~A Love Letter to LGBT Activism~

When We Rise” was written and created by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

This mini-series event chronicles the real-life personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement, from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://abc.go.com/news/insider/when-we-rise-miniseries-is-coming-to-abc-112016

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~Cleve Jones landed in San Francisco too late for the Summer of Love~

Fifty years ago, about 100,000 young people from around the country converged on San Francisco.

They were flower children and hippies, queers and artists, radicals and draft dodgers. A generation of freethinkers looked to the city for change, with resistance, liberation, and free expression unfurling in every corner.

Because of them, the city gave rise to movements in support of the rights of women, African-Americans, gays, farm workers, Native Americans, animals, and even the planet.

Change was everywhere.

ABC’s groundbreaking miniseries When We Rise introduces us to the lives, loves, and struggles of these activists, covering a 40-year span in the long battle for LGBT equality.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.advocate.com/current-issue/2017/2/27/when-we-rise-love-letter-lgbt-activism

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~~When We Rise Official Trailer~~

~~Published on Jan 10, 2017~~

When We Rise, we rise for justice

This story of family, struggle, and hope comes to ABC February 27, inspired by the stories of real families in the LGBT civil rights movement.

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #630 …. “#Resist …. Rainbow Colors …. “!!


resist

~~February 20, 2017~~ 

We Will Resist

I go back in time.

Because of my life’s experiences, I use the year 1969 as a reference for the proud emergence of the LGBT community.

I’m well aware that it was there for a long time before 1969.

It wasn’t called that at the time.

The Stonewall Inn riots frame the history for me.

I was 19 years old in 1969, barely coming of age, and realizing that I was ‘different‘.

I did not have a name for it.

I learned about it as the years went by.

In view of the current Republican administration, many of the rights that those before me fought for, may be in jeopardy.

( … as many other causes/topics seem to be … )

In the past, today and always … these rainbow colors don’t run!

We refuse to go back into the closet!!

HortyRex©

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IOTD …. Special Edition …. “I’m with the Cast of Hamilton too …. “!!


hamilt

~~November 20, 2016~~ 

CAST OF HAMILTON 

Trump Wants ‘Hamilton’ To Apologize

Here’s The ACLU’s Viral Response

Donald Trump has demanded that the cast of Hamilton apologize to Mike Pence for politely asking that he represent all of America’s citizens, no matter their race, sexuality, or religion.

That was interpreted as an attack by our hypersensitive president-elect, who railed against the actors and actresses in another one of his well known unhinged Twitter rants

The American Civil Liberties Union, however, had something to say about it.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

Occupy Democrats

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IOTD …. Special Edition …. “Stand up, I said …. I’m thinking …. “!!


StandUp

~~September 3, 2016~~ 

STANDING UP FOR SOMETHING

San Francisco 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/

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The Thinker (French: Le Penseur) is a bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin, usually placed on a stone pedestal. The work shows a nude male figure of over life-size sitting on a rock with his chin resting on one hand as though deep in thought and is often used as an image to represent philosophy.

~~Wikipedia~~ 

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Ann Telnaes is an editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post.

She won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 2001.

Follow @AnnTelnaes

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #559 …. “Kap …. Exercising his 1st Amendment …. his beliefs!!

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #542 …. “International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples …. “!!


Day

~~August 9, 2016~~ 

BIG CELEBRATION

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

2016 Theme

Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Education

This year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is devoted to the right to education.

The right of indigenous peoples to education is protected by the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which in Article 14 states that “Indigenous peoples have the right to establish and control their educational systems and institutions providing education in their own languages, in a manner appropriate to their cultural methods of teaching and learning.”

The right of indigenous peoples to education is also protected by a number of other international human rights instruments, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday/

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2016 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

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Why does being legally married matter so much to the LGBT community?


Ask

~~February 10, 2015~~

I have been in a very committed relationship for 19 years now.

We both met while in college and when we were still very young and inexperienced. Life happened and we were separated for 24 years.

We reconnected in 1996 and have been together since. There was never any doubt about where we wanted to be once we reconnected.

It was where we wanted to be when life happened.

Life stops for no one.

Therefore we are not getting any younger. The wear and tear of our years are catching up and our bodies are telling us so. The things that concerned us when young have taken a back seat to the things that are concerning us now as senior citizens.

The issues concerning us now are not only physical.

They also have a legal background.

I never thought that this would be a reality in my lifetime.

Hence, the demand to have the same rights as heterosexual marriages.

HortyRex©

ERs

DID YOU KNOW?

Let’s face it – most of us don’t get married because of the legal recognition and benefits of the institution. We get married because we love each other and want to express that love. But, like it or not, the federal government uses marital status to determine lots of benefits, rights and privileges that aren’t afforded to those who are prohibited from marrying the person they love. In fact, as of 2004, there were 1,138 such benefits, rights and privileges specifically defining or including marital status as a factor contained within the United States Code.

JenSant

(Jenn and Santos)

HRs

Category 1

Social Security and Related Programs, Housing, and Food Stamps

This category includes the major federal health and welfare programs, particularly those considered entitlements, such as Social Security retirement and disability benefits, food stamps, welfare, and Medicare and Medicaid. Most of these provisions are found in Title 42 of the United States Code, Public Health and Welfare; food stamp legislation is in Title 7, Agriculture.

Category 2

Veterans’ Benefits

Veterans’ benefits, which are codified in Title 38 of the United States Code, include pensions, indemnity compensation for service-connected deaths, medical care, nursing home care, right to burial in veterans’ cemeteries, educational assistance, and housing. Husbands or wives of veterans have many rights and privileges by virtue of the marital relationship.

Category 3

Taxes

While the distinction between married and unmarried status is pervasive in federal tax law, terms such as “husband,” “wife,” or “married” are not defined. However, marital status figures in federal tax law in provisions as basic as those giving married taxpayers the option to file joint or separate income tax returns. It is also seen in the related provisions prescribing different tax consequences, depending on whether a taxpayer is married filing jointly, married filing separately, unmarried but the head of a household, or unmarried and not the head of a household.

Tax

Category 4

Federal Civilian and Military Service Benefits

This category includes statutory provisions dealing with current and retired federal officers and employees, members of the Armed Forces, elected officials, and judges, in which marital status is a factor. Typically these provisions address the various health, leave, retirement, survivor, and insurance benefits provided by the United States to those in federal service and their families.

Category 5

Employment Benefits and Related Statutory Provisions

Marital status comes into play in many different ways in federal laws relating to employment in the private sector. Most provisions appear in Title 29 of the United States Code, Labor. However, others are in Title 30, Mineral Lands and Mining; Title 33, Navigation and Navigable Waters; and Title 45, Railroads. This category includes laws that address the rights of employees under employer-sponsored employee benefit plans; that provide for continuation of employer-sponsored health benefits after events like the death or divorce of the employee; and that give employees the right to unpaid leave in order to care for a seriously ill spouse. In addition, Congress has extended special benefits in connection with certain occupations, like mining and public safety.

Category 6

Immigration, Naturalization, and Aliens

This category includes federal statutory provisions governing the conditions under which non-citizens may enter and remain in the United States, be deported, or become citizens. Most are found in Title 8, Aliens and Nationality. The law gives special consideration to spouses of immigrant and non-immigrant aliens in a wide variety of circumstances. Under immigration law, aliens may receive special status by virtue of their employment, and that treatment may extend to their spouses. Also, spouses of aliens granted asylum can be given the same status if they accompany or join their spouses.

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Category 7

Indians

The indigenous peoples of the United States have long had a special legal relationship with the federal government through treaties and laws that are classified to Title 25, Indians. Various laws set out the rights to tribal property of “white” men marrying “Indian” women, or of “Indian” women marrying “white” men. The law also outlines the descent and distribution rights for Indians’ property. In addition, there are laws pertaining to health care eligibility for Indians and spouses and reimbursement of travel expenses of spouses and candidates seeking positions in the Indian Health Service.

Category 8

Trade, Commerce, and Intellectual Property

This category includes provisions concerning foreign or domestic business and commerce, in the following titles of the United States Code: Bankruptcy, Title 11; Banks and Banking, Title 12; Commerce and Trade, Title 15; Copyrights, Title 17; and Customs Duties, Title 19. This category also includes the National Housing Act (rights of mortgage borrowers); the Consumer Credit Protection Act (governs wage garnishment); and the Copyright Act (spousal copyright renewal and termination rights).

Category 9

Financial Disclosure and Conflict Of Interest

Federal law imposes obligations on members of Congress, employees or officers of the federal government, and members of the boards of directors of some government-related or government chartered entities, to prevent actual or apparent conflicts of interest. These individuals are required to disclose publicly certain gifts, interests, and transactions. Many of these requirements, which are found in 16 different titles of the United States Code, apply also to the individual’s spouse.

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Category 10

Crimes and Family Violence

This category includes laws that implicate marriage in connection with criminal justice or family violence. The nature of these provisions varies greatly. Some deal with spouses as victims of crimes, others with spouses as perpetrators. These laws are found primarily in Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure, but some statutory provisions, dealing with crime prevention and family violence, are in Title 42, Public Health and Welfare.

Category 11

Loans, Guarantees, and Payments in Agriculture

Under many federal loan programs, a spouse’s income, business interests, or assets are taken into account for purposes of determining a person’s eligibility to participate in the program. In other instances, marital status is a factor in determining the amount of federal assistance to which a person is entitled or the repayment schedule. This category includes education loan programs, housing loan programs for veterans, and provisions governing agricultural price supports and loan programs that are affected by the spousal relationship.

Category 12

Federal Natural Resources and Related Statutory Provision

Federal law gives special rights to spouses in connection with a variety of transactions involving federal lands and other federal property. These transactions include purchase and sale of land by the federal government and lease by the government of water and mineral rights.

Nature

Category 13

Miscellaneous Statutory Provisions

This category comprises federal statutory provisions that do not fit readily in any of the other 12 categories. Federal provisions that prohibit discrimination on the basis of marital status are included in this category. This category also includes various patriotic societies chartered in federal law, such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars or the Gold Star Wives of America.

This is why same-sex couples need your help.  

We need equal access to the law in order to protect our families, just like you!  

THIS IS WHAT WE FIGHT FOR … THIS IS WHAT WE DEMAND

NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS

BlackBor

“As it appears in …. “

http://dansa.usfreedomring.com/know-your-rights/

~~RELATED~~

http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/an-overview-of-federal-rights-and-protections-granted-to-married-couples

ERights

As I gathered this information and trolled through the internet, I’ve learned quite a bit. There are so many benefits; much more than the ones I listed on my own.

Here’s my short list:

Social Security benefits

Inheritance tax

Power of attorney

Hospital visitation rights

Medical insurance benefits

Last will and testament

Combined tax returns

Car insurance

Money managing/Finances

Pension benefits

Deed mortgage/Secure loan

I listed eleven benefits … come to find out I had left 1,127 out!

BlackBor

~~GALLERY~~

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THIS IS ONE OF MANY EXAMPLES

~~Why the Freedom to Marry Matters~~

~~Published on Jul 9, 2013~~

Maureen Hennessey lived with the love of her life, Mary Beth McIntyre, from 1984 until Mary Beth’s death on May 18, 2013, at the age of 55. Together they raised three children in Philadelphia. While Mary Beth was suffering the physical and emotional pain of end stage cancer, she had the additional burden of worrying about how Maureen would manage financially after she was gone.

Because their marriage is not recognized in Pennsylvania, Maureen must pay a 15 percent inheritance tax on half of their shared property, including their home. And unless their marriage is recognized in Pennsylvania before Maureen turns 65, Maureen will not be eligible to receive Mary Beth’s Social Security benefits.

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Thoughts for the day …. #12!!


~~November 6, 2014~~ 

I’m sure I’m not anti-social … I’m sure I am anti-idiot

Antisocial personality disorder is characterized by a long-standing pattern of a disregard for other people’s rights, often crossing the line and violating those rights. It usually begins in childhood or as a teen and continues into their adult lives.

Individuals with Antisocial Personality Disorder frequently lack empathy and tend to be callous, cynical, and contemptuous of the feelings, rights, and sufferings of others. They may have an inflated and arrogant self-appraisal (e.g., feel that ordinary work is beneath them or lack a realistic concern about their current problems or their future) and may be excessively opinionated, self-assured, or cocky.

They may display a glib, superficial charm and can be quite voluble and verbally facile (e.g., using technical terms or jargon that might impress someone who is unfamiliar with the topic).

“As it appears in … “

http://psychcentral.com/disorders/antisocial-personality-disorder-symptoms/

~IDIOT~

In modern English usage, the terms “idiot” and “idiocy” describe an extreme folly or stupidity.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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