Anyone want this community? Well, it looks like I'm gone from San Diego for good. Still poly, but 500 miles away, and unlikely to return for more than short visits to see family. Anyone want this community? I'll delete it in a week if I haven't heard from someone who wants to maintain it.
We have a special guest for this Fridays Poly Munch at Coco's
Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio, Ph.D the editer of Plural Loves: Designs For Bi And Poly Living will be talking about her book and about her take on Polyamory
We are meeting at our usual time of 6:30 at Coco's on Balboa
4th Friday Poly monthly munch Join us for dinner March 25th @ 6:30pm. Coco's Family Restaurant 5955 Balboa Ave. San Diego CA. 858 279- 5363. We meet on the 4th Friday of every month. (Hosted by Michael and Danella).
We are in the back room ask for the poly group, and look for the parrot.
This one is about Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, and the open relationship they have, the writer references Deborah Anapol’s book Polyamory: The New Love without Limits, but overall I think this article leans a bit toward the negative, however it does expose more people to the concept of alternate types of relationships.
When: Tuesday, February 8 at 7:00PM Where: Living Room Coffeehouse (Large coffee and slice of any cake only $4.50) 1417 University Ave in Hillcrest @Richmond San Diego CA 92103 619-295-7911 See who's coming or add your RSVP: http://polyamory.meetup.com/4/events/4055583/
San Diego Polyamory Meetup Jan 11th When: Tuesday, January 11 at 7:00PM Where: Living Room Coffeehouse 1417 University Ave in Hillcrest @Richmond San Diego CA 92103 619-295-7911
Event Description: Come spend some time with people who practice Polyamory. Ask questions, share your experiences, or just enjoy some time with people of like mind. See who's coming or update your RSVP
I just want to say it is so exciting to see 10 people signed up for the Poly meet up on October 12th at the Livingroom Coffee House. I know we are scheduled to meet at 8pm but Michael and I will go down early (around 7) to try and grab a big enough spot for all of us. We usually bring the Poly Parrot and it is very noticeable so just look for us.
I am looking forward to meeting all of the friends yet discovered and always happy to see my friends of old. So if you have any questions or would like info on a special topic let us know and we will research and bring some info to you.
Have a good weekend and see you Tuesday.
October 12th @ 8:00pm - Polyamory Meet Up At: the Living Room Coffeehouse 1417 University Ave in Hillcrest @Richmond San Diego. Go to San Diego Poly Meet Up and sign up if you can make it! We are hoping for about 15 people!
The San Diego Fourth-Friday Poly Munch is tomorrow - Join us for dinner on Friday August 27th at 6:30pm.
A chance to meet, greet, eat and discuss current issues. We meet on the 4th Friday of every month, at Coco's Family Restaurant, 5955 Balboa Ave in Clairemont. 858 279-5363 just off the 805 Balboa Exit West.
Ask for the Poly group, we are in the back room. Look for the parrot.
Just wanted to tell everyone about the Polyamory Meet Up on Tuesday of next week. We had 8 people attend last month and we are hoping for a similar turn out this time. Go to http://polyamory.meetup.com/ then go to the San Diego listing, and sign up! (or indicate you will be attending). It is Tuesday, May 11th @ 8:00PM, At Denny's, 1065 Camino Del Rio S, San Diego CA (2nd Tuesday of every month)
In 1998, an executive order was signed by President Clinton, declaring it unlawful to discriminate against federal civilian employees based on their sexual orientation.
As a result, the Office of Special Counsel, which oversees these discrimination cases, made it clear that a section of the civil service law that bans discrimination against employees and job applicants "on the basis of conduct which does not adversely affect the performance of the employee or applicant" also meant that discrimination against federal civilian employees based on sexual orientation wasn't acceptable.
However, despite the fact that President Bush has never issued a contrary executive order, Scott J. Bloch, a Republican appointee, has taken it upon himself to remove all reference to the existing federal sexual orientation protections indefinitely from the department's forms, articles, and web pages. Discrimination complaint forms no longer list discrimination based on orientation as a valid reason for a discrimination complaint, and information about an investigation of an IRS supervisor who denied a job to an applicant because he was gay were removed.
Prior to his recent appointment as special counsel, Bloch headed up the Task Force for Faith-Based Initiatives in the Department of Justice. After Bloch's appointment, Bush appointed a friend of Bloch to the same department, who has been criticized for his open hostility to homosexuals. Clearly, such a person does not belong in a department that is supposed to protect the rights of *ALL* federal employees equally.
Note that Bloch doesn't question the existing policy's constitutionality or legality -- he just took it upon himself to have the material removed with no clear explanation or legal basis for his actions. It should also be noted that not enforcing this policy could cut both ways, allowing people to be denied jobs because they are heterosexual.
Want to do something? Then call the Office of Special Counsel directly and repeatedly at (800) 872-9855, letting them know that you request an immediate return of all references to sexual orientation discrimination, as per President Clinton's executive order. Pass this info around. Contact your representatives, requesting an investigation into Scott J. Bloch's actions.
It's important that we not let the Bush administration play political games with people's civil rights. If Bush wants to take away the rights of people based on their sexual orientation, then let him come out and say so. He will only make his discriminatory motives clearer to this country's voters and strengthen the cause of those who believe that *ALL* Americans should be equal under the law.
BOSTON - The high court of Massachusetts ruled Wednesday that only full, equal marriage rights for gay couples, rather than civil unions, were constitutional, erasing any doubts that the nation’s first same-sex marriages could take place in the state beginning in mid-May.
“The history of our nation has demonstrated that separate is seldom, if ever, equal,” the four justices who ruled in favor of gay marriage wrote in the advisory opinion. A bill that would allow for civil unions but falls short of marriage would make for “unconstitutional, inferior, and discriminatory status for same-sex couples," they added.
Poly wedding vows Danella and I have been looking for some wedding vows that have the recognition of Polyamory woven into them. One of the ideas I have is to acknowledge past, present and future loves in the ceremony, each being represented by a couple, or three people in the case of the present. My ex-wife would be one of the people representing past loves (we are still very close), and Danella is hoping to have one of her past partners in that role as well. Our present loves will be represented by a couple we are currently dating, as well another partner of ours. The future will be represented by a couple who are friends of ours (probably wearing veils over there faces). As part of the ceremony we will acknowledge and great/kiss the people representing these loves.
Has anyone created vows and or a ceremony that does something along these lines? We would appreciate a copy or link to them if you have and are willing to share. We would also love to hear how others acknowledged that other loves are or will be part of there lives in your ceremonies.