Sunday, April 27, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
New Shower Curtain
No word on homofascist activities yesterday. If there were any, it wasn't covered.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Homofascists Stir In House
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tomorrow the House meets at 9:00 again and the Senate at 10:00.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Wednesday, House Meets 9:00; Senate 11:00
Sunday, April 20, 2008
When I got inside, the hall in front of the House was full of queers waiting for their representatives to come out of the chamber to meet with their groups. The "GAY MARRIAGE IN MINNESOTA IN 2008" shower curtain was well received. There were also Outfront staff (or volunteers) stickering lawmakers as they passed. Even some Republicans accepted and wore the stickers.
I was happy to run into my old friend, Pete Golden at the rally. He came down from Duluth on a chartered bus. There were about as many people at the rally as there were last year. We listened and applauded the speakers. Senator Marty was not asked to speak this year...no surprise there I guess. He might have mentioned the gay marriage bill he's introducing.
Labels: marriage bill
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Big Smiles For New Banner
Tomorrow, both bodies meet at 11:00. The Outfront rally is at Noon. I'll be at both.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Wednesday- House Meets 9:00; Senate 12:00
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Since there is little chance of the bill passing this session, introducing it later will still have the same effect, which is to break the ice on Marriage Equality with a bold move in a low pressure (deadlines have passed) legislative environment, paving the way for a continued effort next year.
Labels: marriage bill
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
House, Senate Meet 11:00, Thursday
Monday, April 07, 2008
Sunday, April 06, 2008
House Meets 12:30; Senate 1:00 Monday
Friday, April 04, 2008
I walked over to Senate side before I left, just to see if the doors were still open. They were, so I set up shop with the smaller "MAKE MY FAMILY LEGAL" sign. Welfare Rights was there too so I didn't want to take up too much room. The DFL was still caucusing when I got there so I was able to catch most of them when they finished and marched up the treacherous Senate stairs. Everyone made it.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
House, Senate Meet At 10:00 Tomorrow
After having missed a few sessions at the Capitol because Duane and I were in Chicago, one of the Senate security guys came up to me today while I as protesting and said they were wondering what had happened to me. I told him I was in Chicago for a few days and jested that protesters need vacations too. He said they were worried so they sent out the state police to check on me. I'm not sure if he was kidding but I was touched, none the less. They're a good bunch.
Senator Marty stopped by on the stairs to say the Municipal Domestic Partner Benefits bill passed the Senate. I'm glad for Outfront's success. It's all to the good.
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Now Marriage Bill To be Introduced April 14
House meets at 9:00; Senate at Noon. I'll make the Senate session.