Thursday, August 29, 2013
Women Who Love to Love Gay Romance; Freedom to Marry
Women Who Love to Love Gay Romance
I'm only posting a reminder that tomorrow, August 30th, is the release date for the anthology, The Women Who Love to Love Gay Romance. I'll post more tomorrow about it in detail, with a few excerpts, too. (Contributing authors, I will be in touch with you very soon with copies.)
And when I say that tomorrow is the release date, please take into consideration that I don't know a specific time when it will go live on Amazon. The book will be distributed in many places, but I like to put it on Amazon first because that's where I usually get most of my feedback. And I'm never exactly certain when it will go live after it's uploaded to Kindle. As soon as I have links, I'll put them up on tomorrow's post.
Freedom to Marry
I've been posting about the Freedom to Marry organization for a long time now. You can read those posts here. In many ways Freedom to Marry has been my own personal catharsis because I'm living in PA where gay marriage is still not legal and my twenty year relationship with Tony has not been recognized like those in other states since the SCOTUS ruling. And not even in my own home town where I always thought the LGBT community set examples for others.
It's been a disillusioning week for all gay couples in New Hope, and what surprises me even more is that there are some gay people who are supporting the mayor's decision not to buck an immoral law and not to fight for equality to be on the right side of history. That kind of mind set just blows me away because it's political and not emotional. This is the main reason why I decided not to go to law school after I graduated from college and took my LSATs. When it comes to things like this I don't support or respect every single law, and I believe there are certain laws that need to be changed.
This is the latest from Freedom to Marry
This week has seen a flurry of activity supporting the freedom to marry in New Mexico. Three counties in New Mexico have been ordered by district court judges to end marriage discrimination and begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. County clerks in three additional counties have followed the lead of these rulings by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in their own counties. These huge steps forward in New Mexico this week bring renewed urgency to why we need the freedom to marry uniformly across the state - and, ultimately, why we need the freedom to marry nationwide.
You can read more here.