Wednesday, February 20, 2013

In The News

Unlikely Allies In New Ad Supporting Same-Sex Marriage
WASHINGTON -- The Respect for Marriage Coalition launched an ad Wednesday bringing together political opponents who have clashed over numerous issues but agree on the subject of same-sex marriages. 
The ad features remarks from President Barack Obama and former Vice-President Dick Cheney, along with clips from former first lady Laura Bush and former secretary of State Colin Powell.
In a press release, the Coalition said:
"The Respect for Marriage Coalition comprises more than 80 organizations supporting the freedom to marry -- and this is the first time in history that LGBT advocacy organizations across America have come together to fund a national ad buy.
"Against the backdrop of President Obama's historic comments about marriage rights in his inaugural address, freedom to marry legislation pending in a number of states, and two landmark marriage cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Coalition is working to grow support for marriage rights for same-sex couples across the nation."

Batwoman Proposes To Girlfriend 
LONDON, UK -- The British comic blog and critique site reported Wednesday that the latest DC Comics issue of Batwoman ends with the heroine proposing to her girlfriend, Maggie Sawyer.
Bleeding Comic writer Rich Johnston reported:
[...] In Batwoman #17, published today, Kathy Kane, the Batwoman, DC’s leading lesbian lady asks Maggie Sawyer, Captain Sawyer, her secret girlfriend to ... be her wife. No idea how well that’s going to go down. And you have to read the build up to this – and the rather dangerous epilogue. There’s no guarantee we’re going to hear wedding bells. But I think that’s a story. I’ve been talking about how much I love this comic for some time, I think it’s DC’s best. Now I’ve just been given another reason.
He added:
And, given the Orson Scott Card controversy of late, they could probably do with some gay-friendly alternative headlines. 
Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London.