Archive for the 'marriage equality' Category

two reports from the boston globe, one by patricia wen:`they cared for the children’ (catholic charities closes its doors after 103 years rather than obey mass. state law ensuring same-sex couples’ legal rights to adopt); also, an unsigned sidebar: interview extracts with catholic charity adoptees); caption from AMERICAblog (links here) (335)

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

this man [in the center, leading, it would seem—rk], wearing a fabulous vintage chiffon-lined dior gold lamé gown over a silk vera wang empire waist tulle cocktail dress, accessorized with a 3-foot beaded peaked house of whoville hat, and the ruby slippers judy garland wore in the wizard of oz) is worried that the da […]

macy’s celebrates gay pride in boston by mounting, then removing “most offensive part” of “boston pride” display window (two “gay” mannequins with pecs and nipples showing thru shirts, one wearing a rainbow flag-like beach towel) after an effective pressure campaign is quickly & successfully grandstanded by anti-gay group massResistance, formerly article 8. all sides are pissed at macy’s/federated. suite sheet (322.1)

Friday, June 9th, 2006

this chase started on americaBLOG

Macy’s erases gay people from store window display after hate group complains
by John in DC - 6/07/2006 03:11:00 PM

atta boy, macy’s. there’s nothing like literally erasing people, from a gay pride display no less, to really appeal to the inner-nazi in all of us. what a bunch of pigs.
in presenting […]

322.2 overview: two news items from boston

Friday, June 9th, 2006

from, no byline
BOSTON [June 7, 2006 ] — A controversy over gay rights has erupted over a display window outside Macy’s in Downtown Crossing.
Part of a display supporting “Gay Pride Week” has been removed.
It showed two male mannequins, one wearing a rainbow-colored towel, standing next to a list of gay pride events.
The Boston Herald […]

322.3 wingnuts

Friday, June 9th, 2006

they’re called wingnuts.

zealots who want to cure homosexuals of homosexuality, keep marriage and adoption fbo (for breeders only), & keep hiv-ers dying as part of some divine plan. right of pat robertson, claiming to be religious. (why would they claim to be bigots?) wall-builders in the desert. wall-builders between our hearts.
it might seem simple: […]

322.4 brian camenker—wikipedia entry & link

Friday, June 9th, 2006

wikipedia entry

brian camenker is one of the most prominent anti-gay activists in massachusetts. currently, he is the leader of the article 8 alliance, an activist group that seeks to remove massachusetts state supreme court judges who recognized a state constitutional right to same-sex marriage in the goodridge case.
in the past, he has gained attention for […]

322.5 brian camenker—towleroad entry & link

Friday, June 9th, 2006

“i’d never seen anything like this before,” camenker says in a report on towleroad
Macy’s Downtown Crossing Department Store in Boston caved to conservative group MassResistance (formerly Article 8 Alliance) and removed two mannequins from a Gay Pride display after complaints from the group that the display was offensive. The display was designed by Macy’s […]

322.6 boston herald columnist/radio talkshow host margery eagan blasts camenker & link

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Mannequin police on patrol to nip it in the bud
By Margery Eagan
Boston Herald Columnist
Thursday, June 8, 2006 - Updated: 01:01 AM EST
Here’s my favorite part of this Macy’s gay-mannequins-with-nipples contretemps.
It’s the outstanding investigative reporting of MassResistance, the anti-gay marriage group, to determine whether the gay mannequins are indeed different - anatomically speaking - […]

322.7 brian camenker in response & link (massResistenceWatch)

Friday, June 9th, 2006

camenker in response to eagan (from

Margery Egan’s smear of our mainstream group in today’s Boston Herald once again makes us wonder if there’s some profound, unresolved personal “issue” driving her vitriol.
massresistancewatch comments:
On both their website and their “blog”, Article 8/Massresistance/Parents Right Coalition, etc…. is showing pictures of different types of mannequins at Macy’s with […]

322.8 brian camenker’s successful campaign: seven things to learn

Friday, June 9th, 2006

there are seven strengths that led to the success of the brian camenker’s / massresistance’s boston macy’s mannequins campaign. pay attention:
1. all politics are local politics (not in washington, but down the street)
2. for the entertainment and invigoration of massresistance troops also; claimed victory before they began
3. gives good instructions for taking action in a protest campaign (from […]

322.9 cindy beal on brian camenker’s tactics in 2000 & rk’s text comments & link

Friday, June 9th, 2006

does this sound familiar? below is the conclusion of a may, 2000 report by cindy beal about brian camenker’s tactics and activities in massachusetts public schools. “cindy beal is founder of justice and peace consulting (jpc) which educates people about political movements opposing justice and peace for all citizens, and about creative and peaceful conflict […]