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Rainbow Law is Elisia and Carrie Ross-Stone, lesbian civil rights activists, life partners and grandmothers. We own and operate Rainbow Law, an online service offering legal information and free and affordable legal documents for gay and lesbian families.
We also publish RainbowZine (http://www.rainbowzine.com), a progressive LGBTQ newsletter and we Blog at http://RAINBOWbLAWg/.blogspot.com.
In 2003 and 2004, we rode our bicycles across the country to advocate for marriage equality. Lesbian Grandmothers from Mars, a documentary about the ride, premiered at the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in San Francisco in 2005.
And if all of that is not enoiugh to keep us busy, we are building our own house with our own hands out of recycled materials. The building project is online at http://www.BuiltfromTrash.com.
Prophecy or Paranoia?
Is it paranoid or prophetic to imagine The McBush's would not only take advantage of a "civilian uprising" to thwart a Democratic win in November, but even more, would actually take steps to encourage one?
Friday, April 4, 2008(12 comments)
A Tiny Ripple of Hope
Ever since Ronald Regan began to dismantle our social safety nets, we've been wondering when Americans would finally rise up against injustice. Now that the economy is spiraling downward, we are in an illegal war, are suffering record job losses and foreclosures, in a health care and education crisis, and have criminals at the highest levels of government, finally, we're 'talkin about a revolution!'
Saturday, March 22, 2008(13 comments)
Moon Over Hypocrisy
Until the Republican water carriers (like Limbaugh and Hannity) let up, we encourage all progressives to respond to negative reports about Reverend Jeremiah Wright with stories about the wacky, right-wing supporter and close friend of the Bush family, Reverend Moon who once called America "Satan's Harvest."
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
While we are on the subject of crazy ministers, we hope the mainstream media will use this opportunity to expose the close connection between the wacky and powerful Reverend Moon and the Republican Party -- especially the Bush family.
Monday, March 3, 2008(2 comments)
House Democrats are about to cave in to Bush's demands on immunizing the telecommunications industry again. And we have no one to blame but ourselves. If progressive voters continue to re-elect Democrats who abuse the trust we place in them, perhaps we all need to be checked by a psychiatrist to see whether we are suffering from a bad case of Stockholm Syndrome.
Friday, February 15, 2008(18 comments)
"Get Us Out of Here!"
Yesterday, House Democrats stood up to Bush and the Republicans despite the usual fear-mongering. What finally gave Nancy Pelosi the courage of her convictions? Perhaps the Dems are feeling empowered -- in part -- by the resounding echoes of change in the air.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008(2 comments)
2 Words for Feminists Supporting Hillary Because She's a Woman: Condoleeza Rice
As feminists, we do not take our civic duty to choose a President lightly. A candidate's gender is but one factor we consider. More important than gender is whether or not a candidate shares our feminist world view. Does he or she work for peace? Do they place the rights of people over profits and power? And just because a Condi Rice is a woman, we wouldn't vote for her -- even if she were only running for dog catcher.
Friday, November 16, 2007(4 comments)
Welcome to the Twilight Zone
Washington politicians are not insulated from reality because they are in a "bubble." The bubble theory is a myth. Elected officials are shrewd, calculating and ambitious people who got where they are because they know how to play the GAME.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Note to Negative Naysayers
A "what good will it do" attitude in response to progressive calls to action permeates the blogosphere. The forgone conclusion that nothing we do will make a difference has become a self-fufilling prophecy.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007(4 comments)
A Change of Heart for Nancy? Pure Fancy!
Yesterday we reported on rumors that Nancy Pelosi would consider initiating impeachment proceedings if 10,000 people sent hand-written pleas to her office. Sadly, the story was actually an "Internet fabrication."
Tuesday, November 13, 2007(15 comments)
5 Easy Steps to Impeachment
Today "there's rumors on the Internets" that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will put impeachment BACK on the table if she receives 10,000 HAND WRITTEN letters supporting HB 333, a resolution calling for the impeachment of Dick Cheney.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Still at the ENDA the Line
Although ENDA passed in the house yesterday, the LGBT Community must continue the struggle on many fronts before we win anti-discrimination protections in the workplace. Until the Senate passes their version and the bill is signed by the President, most of us remain vulnerable to losing our jobs simply for loving someone.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Not the Be All & END-All, But Better Than Nothing
There is a good chance this
legislation will pass but first we must overcome the objections raised by the hundreds of thousands of bigoted sheeple who will also -- upon orders from their leaders -- be writing and calling to attempt to defeat this legislation.
Friday, October 5, 2007(2 comments)
Larry Craig: Still Stalling
Keeping secrets from his wife and his constituents is a selfish act and although Craig appears full of righteous indignation -- even bravado -- his refusal to do the right thing and leave his marriage and the Senate is the act of a coward.
Sunday, September 30, 2007(1 comments)
Shake Shake Shake... Your Bow-Tie
What do conservative talk show host Tucker Carlson and Philip Anderton Cooney (recently arrested in DC for gay bashing) have in common? Apparently, more than their choice of neck-wear.
Saturday, September 29, 2007(2 comments)
Poor Little Rich Boy
The Constitution and every one of our original civil and criminal laws, were written by and for the benefit and protection of White, wealthy Christian, heterosexual, able-bodied men.
Why, then, do these folks cry foul every time minority groups legally petition the Government for an opportunity to share in those rights and benefits?
Friday, September 28, 2007(2 comments)
Give the Underdogs a Bone
Yesterday, the Senate voted 60-39 to amend the Pentagon spending bill with the Matthew Shepard Act, which would add sexual orientation to an existing hate crimes law. Even though the bill authorizes funding for his immoral war, Bush has threatened a veto. And, in the saddest of ironies, Larry Craig, the self-hating, on the down-low, closeted gay Republican Senator from Idaho, voted against the Act.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007(8 comments)
According to Ahmadinejad, there are no gays in Iran - a country ruled by Islamic law. For this reason, LGBTQ Americans should fear the reemergence of a Christian Nation. According to the Bible (and Koran), gay people are abhorrent to God and must be put to death. Before you turn a blind eye, consider that the Bible is equally as hard on folks who eat pork, wear clothes made of different cloth, and commit adultery.
Friday, September 21, 2007
We stand with the Jena six in opposition to racial inequality, just as we know all thoughtful and informed Civil Rights advocates support LGBTQ people as we struggle for equal legal rights and protections.
Regardless of a person's race, sex, National origin, religion or sexual orientation, as a very wise man once proclaimed "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
Wednesday, September 19, 2007(4 comments)
Sanity: Gone With the Wind-Bag
Listening to the radio in the car the other day, I scanned the dial in search of a good oldies station. What I found instead was the windbag, Sean Hannity (a.k.a. IN-SANITY) who was blathering on about Hillary Clinton's health care plan. He was asking his listeners to point to where -- in the Constitution -- it says American's have a right to free health care. Clearly, he needs a refresher course in American history and poli
Friday, September 14, 2007
Fighting Hate in Our Community
We read with horror the story of Megan Williams, a young Black woman who was beaten, raped and tortured in our home state of West Virginia. As out lesbians, we are aware that a few of our neighbors are bigots -- some more than others. Yet we can barely imagine what could or would motivate such violence. The lesson here is that all of us, regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation, must fight hate right here at home.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007(2 comments)
Mad Dogs and Girlie Men
If more Americans could find the intestinal fortitude to collectively stand up to GOP pit-bulls, the house of cards they constructed out of claims of superior strength and morality will come crashing down exposing them as the frightened little tyrants they really are.
Saturday, September 8, 2007(4 comments)
Help! Pat Buchanan is Imposing His Marriage on Us!
Pat Buchanan says advocates of same-sex marriage are "imposing" our marriages on him -- presumably forcing him to accept our unions as legitimate. As stable, life-long partners with three children and two grandchildren, we resent having to live with Pat Buchanan rubbing our noses in his marriage as we are forced to do without the rights and benefits that our tax dollars provide to him and his wife.
Friday, September 7, 2007(1 comments)
Bald-Heads and Other Fetishes
Right wing-nuts are more obsessed with sex than Larry Flint. The more extreme the anti-sexual rhetoric -- the more bellicose the protestations -- the more likely we are to discover they have their own hidden and lurid fetishes. In the meantime, LGBTQ people are forced to live our lives without the legal rights and protections of marriage.
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Weapons of Total Distraction
Lots of juicy and scandalous headlines in the hot and lazy last days of summer. The combination of news and personal activity keep us lulled and unable to hear Bush and Cheney as they bang loudly on the war with Iran drums. We are so accustomed to their lies, propaganda and media manipulation, its as though we are too stunned to do anything but watch helplessly as the bombs fall.