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A 'mo Newsweek

by Jeremy Hooper

081206 Cover Small-Thumb4This week's Newsweek (the 12/15 issue) is chock full of the gay. Seriously -- it's a printed pride parade up in those pages. To the point that even The Advocate is all like, "Yo, Newsweek -- you folks are a little too obsessed with the gay thing! Expand your horizons, one-track mindies!"

First up is a cover story from Lisa Miller, wherein the writer makes a religious case for marriage equality:

Opponents of gay marriage often cite Scripture. But what the Bible teaches about love argues for the other side: Our Mutual Joy [Newsweek]

Then there's a feature about another Lisa Miller (no relation), who is fighting to deny her former lesbian partner, Isabelle Jenkins, from having any right to visit or parent the daughter that the two raised for the first seventeen months of the child's life:

It's an old story—parents split and fight for custody. But when both are women, and one says she is no longer gay, it gets complicated: Mrs. Kramer Vs. Mrs. Kramer [NW]

But that's not all. Newsweek has also put together a little video about the "gay is the new black" controversy, featuring some informed faces that you may know (like our pal and fellow blogger Michael Crawford):

And here we thought it was Time that's on our community's side.

*SHOCKER, SHOCKER: Brian Brown of Maggie Gallagher's Nation For Marriage group is less-than-thrilled about the issue;

Newsweek poll and article on marriage twists the knickers of professional homobigots [PHB]

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Your thoughts

This is very good stuff, and already the theocons are spitting nails in their outrage.

Bad as the California debacle was, I take coverage like this as a good result. I think a whole lot of straights just didn't imagine California (and America) could go back as far as Prop 8 showed, and they're showing it. A cover piece like this is one sign, and I believe we'll see more.

Now, if we could only find someone competent to run an effort to repeal Prop 8 in 2010, I expect we could succeed. (But that's a very big "if," given the incompetence demonstrated this past year.)

Posted by: K | Dec 8, 2008 3:51:46 PM

K...and all. Go to the COURAGE CAMPAIGN...it is being started by MOVE ON and others to gather a 'community' dedicated to just that...a 2010 proposal.. the announcement I first got said that 200,000 had already signed, but when I clicked on the site to sign it was already 307,000+... we'll see what becomes of it. MOVE ON is VERY VERY GOOD at local activism and organizing. This link right to signing the petition...under the ACTION tab...
but there are a lot of other ACTIONS you can take.
(PS its up to 309,000+ now!)

Posted by: LOrion | Dec 8, 2008 11:29:16 PM

It will be interesting to see what the theocons say about the first Lisa's article. Fairly well done, I love the inclusion of King David's love poem to Jonathan. ...and of course that statements that Old Testament marriages are all between 'one man and as many women as he can afford' And as she states both Jesus and Paul were against marriage and for celibacy...e.g. the Roman Catholic Priesthood. But that no where does it say one man one woman.....and please you can't use Adam and Eve! It does say over and over and over and OVER that it is WRONG to DIVORCE!....Wrong to be an adulterer! .. That marriages do not exist in heaven. and that loving people need to be the basis of families and communities.
They are going to go beserko.

Posted by: LOrion | Dec 8, 2008 11:34:41 PM

ooops...and as we know now..the other LISA lost and Janet won!! YEAH!! for families.

Posted by: LOrion | Dec 8, 2008 11:35:25 PM

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