NEA Supports Same Sex Marriage

One News Now is reporting that yesterday, the National Education Association passed a resolution supporting same-sex marriage at its annual convention. Isn’t it beautiful, to once again see my union dues being used to support something I’m morally opposed to? Got to love those liberal union leaders.

For a good discussion between educators about the wisdom of the NEA supporting non-curricular issues, go here.

Update on the Battle to Preserve Marriage

United Families International gives a good summary of the marriage battles being fought in New England, Washington D.C., New York, and California. Go here for more details.

For an update specifically on Prop 8, see this recent article from theatlantic.com As you probably heard, the California Supreme Court upheld Prop 8 back in May. But now, an appeal to the federal courts has been filed by the American Foundation for Equal Rights. The fight continues. . .

Prop 8 Upheld!

The California Supreme Court finally issued a ruling on the legal challenges to Proposition 8. The good news – Prop 8 stands! The bad news – existing same-sex marriages will not be invalidated. Go here to read the news release from the California Supreme Court.

California Supreme Court to Announce Prop 8 Ruling on Tuesday

At last, the moment we’ve all been waiting for. The California Supreme Court announced that it will “issue an opinion in three cases challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8 at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2009.”

If the court upholds Prop 8, please don’t egg my house.

Here’s the link where the ruling will be posted.

For more info and commentary, see:
Pearl Diver’s Thoughts
What Tuesday’s Ruling Will and Won’t Mean
LA Times article
San Francisco Chronicle article

Gay Issues Curriculum for Kindergarteners

Alameda School Board Considering Adoption of LBGT Curriculum

This article is just in from KGO news in San Francisco. Let’s stop kidding ourselves. Equality is not enough, despite what Equality California tells us. The gay community will not be satisfied until we openly embrace their “gayness”. So, where better to start their campaign than with school children?

Read my previous post here about why certain issues don’t belong in the elementary school classroom. And, yes, for those who haven’t read my About page, I am an elementary school teacher.