“Defining Marriage: A Debate!” at U of H tomorrow

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

One day we will get to the point where an University inviting guests to debate marriage equality will be greeted with the same scorn that an on-campus debate on women’s suffrage or whether or not African-Americans are 3/5 of a person would engender, but that day is not today. Just in time for the expected U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruling on Prop. 8  tomorrow, Feb. 7, the Federalist Society and Outlaw at the University of Houston present “Defining Marriage: A Debate!” at noon in the Bates Law Building room 109.

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder of the Ruth Institute, a project of the National Organization for Marriage, will be on hand to defend the continued prohibition against marriage equality. Mitchell Katine, who served as local counsel in Lawrence v. Texas (the Supreme Court case declaring Texas’ law against “homosexual conduct” unconstitutional) will defend marriage as a civil right, constitutionally guaranteed by equal protection under the law.

As a bonus the first 70 attendees to arrive will receive a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich and waffle fries, because we like our civil rights debated with a side of irony.

After the jump get a sneak peak at the kind of keen logical arguments to be expected from Dr. Morse:

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Pet of the Week • 11.04.11




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Lola and many other cats, kittens, dogs and puppies are available for adoption from Dallas Animal Services, 1818 N. Westmoreland at I-30, just minutes west of Downtown Dallas. The shelter is open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Sundays noon-5 p.m. The cost to adopt is $85 for dogs and $55 for cats and includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip and more. Adoption discounts are offered to senior citizens and those who adopt two animals at the same time. All dogs are negative for heartworms, and cats have been tested for FeLV and FIV.  For more information, visit DallasAnimalServices.org or call 214-671-0249

—  Kevin Thomas

Uptown Players announces 2012 season

Uptown Players has announced its full 2012 season, which includes a bonus show at the Rose Room and the annual Broadway Our Way fundraiser. And the mainstage season will be at the Kalita Humphreys for a third year.

The line-up:

Take Me Out, Feb,. 3–19.

Broadway Our Way, March 16–25.

The Silence of the Clams, April 27–May 20 (at the Rose Room)

The Divine Sister, starring Coy Covington, pictured, July 13–29

The Producers, Aug. 24–Sep. 16

Hello Again, Oct. 5–21.

Read the full coverage in this week’s edition of Dallas Voice.


—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Christmas bonus time

If the spirit moves you, we’d welcome your donation for Christmas bonuses for all of us who write on the blog, and for the moderators (you can use the link below – donations are not tax deductible). As I’ve been doing every Christmas, I divvy up the holiday donations to all those who help us on the blog. Thanks so much, from me, Joe, Chris and the rest of the gang at AMERICAblog and AMERICAblog Gay. Hope you have a nice holidays.


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Bonus Wiener Story Of The Day: Today Is National Mustard Day

Motion graphic: Cartoon of Mustard being applied down the length of a hot dog; Link To Pam's House Blend Tag 'Wieners'It’s the first Saturday in August, so it’s National Mustard Day! (We at Pam’s House Blend missed celebrating National Hot Dog Day, darnit!)

Thumbnail Link: Hebrew National 97% Fat Free Beef FranksSome articles regarding National Mustard Day:

* Miami New Times: National Mustard Day

* Kansas City Star: Mustard Day relishes its favorite condiment

* Huffington Post: National Mustard Day! (My Top 5 Uses for Mustard)

* Epicurious: Need Help Enjoying Mustard

* Reading Eagle: Travels with Charlie: Mustard museum in Wisconsin spices things up by moving

My mustard laden wiener today will be a Hebrew National 97% Fat Free Beef Frank. Emoticon: Happy Dance Are you eating something with mustard today yourself?
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