Proposal: OPERATING PROCEDURE: ADDING & REMOVING MATERIAL TO THE LAVENDER GREENS WEBSITE
Appoint Tim Casebolt as the Lavender Greens Website Coordinator Approved - 8/5/2015
Proposal: CANDIDATE RESOURCES: LGBTQIA ISSUES Approved - 8/5/2015
Proposal: CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE - REVISED Approved - 8/5/2015
2015 Lavender Caucus Election - 5/15/2015
Co-chair - Gini Lester
GPUS Outreach Committee - Starlene Rankin
GPUS Merchandise Committee - Starlene Rankin, Daniel W.K. Lee
2014 Lavender Caucus Election - 4/15/2014
Co-chair - Starlene Rankin
Secretary - Emma Lugo
Treasurer - William Breeman
Green National Committee, Delegate - Evan Lyne
Green National Committee, Alternate Delegate - Craig Thorsen
GPUS Committee Appointees:
Diversity Committee - Starlene Rankin, Cyndi Norwitz, William Breeman
Accreditation Committee - Thomas Leavitt
Ballot Access Committee - Craig Thorsen, Starlene Rankin
Bylaws, Rules, Policies & Procedures - Craig Thorsen
International Committee - Craig Thorsen
Media Committee - Starlene Rankin
Peace Action Committee - Emma Lugo
Platform Committee - Craig Thorsen, Thomas Leavitt
Presidential Campaign Support Committee - Starlene Rankin
Repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act
The Green Party and the Lavender Green Caucus celebrate this momentous day with LGBTQIA communities across the United States. With the Supreme Court's historic decisions today striking down the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act and ruling that the California Prop 8 petitioners did not have legal standing to appeal, we come far closer to nationwide marriage equality than many of us have ever expected to see. Since our inception, the Green Party has supported the right of every couple to marry regardless of sexual orientation, and we commit to continue this fight until this is a reality in every state across the country. We haven't achieved equality until ALL people are equal, and not just those fortunate enough to live certain areas.
And we commit to continue the struggle because we understand that equality means more than marriage equality. The struggle continues, as we work to make full protections for our transgender siblings a reality. The struggle continues as we ensure that every LGBTQIA person has enough food to eat, a roof over their heads, and the proper care for a healthy life. The struggle continues as we work to ensure the basic dignity and human rights that we all deserve.
The Green Party hails the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage
"As we welcome the Court majority's recognition of the truth of marriage equality, we congratulate and thank the generations of LGBT activists whose years of struggle made this decision possible.
Greens nationwide have supported LGBT rights, including marriage equality, long before establishment politicians considered the position safe".