About Us Mission The Golden Gate Men's Chorus is committed to excellence and joyous music-making; providing a supportive and nurturing atmosphere for our members' artistic and social self-expression; and sharing and expanding the rich and continuing tradition of male choral music. Kramer, one of the founding fathers of the American gay choral movement, envisioned a small men's ensemble reminiscent of university men's choruses of 19th-century Europe. Though the GGMC is, by definition, a men's vocal group, the group makes every effort to include women's participation: Women have been volunteers for the group and are encouraged to seek election to the Board.
The statement is consequently a theological affirmation. We hope that you will read the statement carefully, noting that almost people signed their names to it by the end of An Appeal to Christians in the United States We the undersigned are deeply concerned that in the current political climate many politicians and many in the media are calling on Christian voters to abandon our commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to turn from His call to discipleship. A fundamental conviction of Christian faith is that God is sovereign over our lives, over all nations, and over the course of human history.
Background[ edit ] In , passing legislation first proposed in , Massachusetts prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation in credit, public and private employment, union practices, housing, and public accommodation. Boston 's City Council debated health insurance for the same-sex partners of city employees in May  and Cambridge provided health benefits to the same-sex partners of its employees the following year. Its supporters focused on equal benefits and fairness rather than same-sex relationships themselves. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino 's attempt to extend health care benefits to city employees' domestic partners by executive order, instead  was successfully challenged by the Catholic Action League in court. In September , the state's highest court ruled that state law allowed for second-parent adoption by a parent of the same sex as a biological parent.
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