Tuesday, May 3, 2011
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These demographic nuggets appear in a Miami Herald story about just-released census data:
Preliminary census numbers show that unmarried partners made up 6.5 million, or nearly 6 percent of U.S. households. Those figures include roughly 581,300, or a half-percent of households, composed of same-sex unmarried couples. Measured by shares, the District of Columbia ranked highest for same-sex unmarried households at 2 percent. [snip] The decreases in traditional families were seen in 42 states plus the District of Columbia, while the remaining eight - Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, North Carolina and Georgia - saw increases. Those eight states generally have a higher number of either immigrants or Mormon residents. In contrast, non-family households made up of single people such as seniors living alone, or opposite-sex or same-sex partners without children, jumped 13 percent to roughly 38 million. Married couples with no kids, which include younger couples and older empty-nesters, rose 9 percent to more than 32 million.Married opposite-sex couples with children now make up fewer than 20% of households, an all-time low. Cue the cries of "the end of American culture."
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Via press release from Freedom To Marry:
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“Richard and John are the quintessential New York couple. They met at Juilliard and have spent most of their lives together here,” said Evan Wolfson, Founder and President of Freedom to Marry. “They are still obviously so deeply in love after 61 years and yet after all those years of commitment, being there for one another through the ups and downs of life, they are still being denied the one thing they want most – the freedom to marry in New York. It is time to change that. After 61 years together, haven't they waited long enough?”
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Via AmericaBlogGay: Known "hate group" contacting Burger King, Boost Mobile, Subway and Taco Bell - interesting to see if those companies do the bidding of a hate group
A project of a known "hate group," the American Family Association, is asking Burger King, Boost Mobile, Subway and Taco Bell to stop advertising on GLEE because the show is just too positive about its portrayal of gay kids. No need to link to the AFA's alert - these companies know the hate group is targeting them.officially-designated "hate group." I'm not the one calling the AFA a hate group. The Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that is at the forefront of tracking the Klan and white supremacists, lists AFA alongside those other groups. Such a designation ought to give Burger King, Boost Mobile, Subway and Taco Bell serious pause.
At some point, you have to tell hostage takers - especially ones who are avowed bigots (and anti-semites too) on the wrong side of history - especially ones that are running officially-designated hate groups - to take a hike. Ford did that to this same hate group a number of years ago (when Joe and I led a successful campaign beating the AFA at their own game). Ford simply told AFA to take a hike. Burger King, Boost Mobile, Subway and Taco Bell should do the same.
PS Those companies need to read the background on AFA before deciding. They're not just dealing with "Christian conservatives." They're dealing with extremists whose homophobic and anti-Semitic words would shock Americans of every stripe. These are not the kind of people you want your brand associated with.
"Yom Hashoah" is Hebrew for Holocaust Remembrance Day. It falls on today, May 2nd, this year:
The internationally recognized date comes from the Hebrew calendar and corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on that calendar. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising. In Hebrew, Holocaust Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah. When the actual date of Yom Hashoah falls on a Friday, the state of Israel observes Yom Hashoah on the preceding Thursday. When it falls on a Sunday, Yom Hashoah is observed on the following Monday.Of course, along with Jews, homosexuals were also considered the enemy of fascist Nazi Germany and were made to wear the "Rosa Winkle" or "Pink Triangle" in German.
The pink triangle (German: Rosa Winkel) was one of the Nazi concentration camp badges, used to identify male prisoners who were sent there because of their homosexuality. Every prisoner had to wear a downward-pointing triangle on his or her jacket, the colour of which was to categorise him or her by "kind". Other colors identified Jews (two triangles superimposed as a yellow star), political prisoners, Jehovah's Witnesses, "anti-social" prisoners, and others the Nazis deemed undesirable. Pink and yellow triangles could be combined if a prisoner was deemed to be gay and Jewish (see German concentration camp chart of prisoner markings image).May we never cease to honor our victims and vow NEVER AGAIN and to NEVER FORGET.