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Walking The (Catholic) Plank

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Sarah O'Leary

Why doesn't my Catholic Church get its own house in order first? Get the plank/log/boulder/semi truck/elephant out of its own eye before it tries to remove a speck from another's eye?

Once Again, The Advocate Hides Democrat's Anti-Gay Views

Richard Grenell | Posted 08.28.2011 | Media
Richard Grenell

The double standards used by The Advocate to truthfully report which politicians are supportive/opposed to gay issues and which ones are playing politics with the issues make it easier for politicians to take gays and lesbians for granted.

David Valdes Greenwood: Making Marriage Cool Again: Divorce Rates and the Real Effect of Same-Sex Marriage

Red Room | Posted 07.17.2011 | Divorce
Red Room

If you are concerned about the "threat" to marriage posed by letting gays in on the deal, the most recent statistics should be heartening. Marriages today are more enduring and less fragile than they used to be.

Mr. President, Please Don't Appeal the Rulings

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Mr. Obama, Mr. President, President Obama, please don't appeal the rulings! Use your abundantly brilliant time, energy and focus to lead this country on the path we need to take.

"My Name Is Gay"

Jamie Frevele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Frevele

Tracy Fletcher, a Portland, Maine resident who works as a caregiver for mentally disabled adults was hoping to marry her girlfriend, but was denied after voters rejected what the state's governor had made law.

Do You Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident?

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cindy Handler

It's official: New Yorkers aren't entitled to the same freedoms that residents of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont and after New Year's, New Hampshire can take for granted.

New Jersey Senators: Are They Afraid of Gay People?

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas Forbes

We begin with the most basic of facts. 20 New Jersey Senators appear to be afraid of gay people. Religion is not the miter in this matter. My message: Stand up and fight for equality.

Q&A With a California Homosexual

C. Brian Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
C. Brian Smith

Homosexuals are a lot like normal people.

Malawi Police Arrest 2 Gay Men For Engagement Ceremony

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BLANTYRE, MALAWI — Officials in Malawi say they have arrested two men for celebrating their engagement to each other in the conservative souther...

Why There Is No Middle Ground on the Marriage Issue

Kevin Armento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Armento

The slow nature of progress does not mean advocates for human rights ought to wait for public opinion to shift. History teaches us otherwise.

Two Legal Foes Unite to Fight for Same-Sex Marriage

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

The two powerhouse lawyers who fought each other all the way to the Supreme Court to decide whether Al Gore or George W. Bush would become president are at it again, but this time they're fighting on the same side to defend marriage equality

Catholic Church Supports D.C. Gay Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via Politico comes news that the archdiocese of Washington D.C. has officially affirmed its support of the "Marriage Initiative of 2009," banning gay ...

Why Bill Clinton Told Me He Supported Same-Sex Marriage (AUDIO)

Michael Tracey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Tracey

We now have an American president for the first time publicly acknowledging his support for same sex-marriage, which even a few short years ago would have been unthinkable.

Democrats, Republicans Out of Touch on Gay Rights in Michigan

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

In just five years, support for both gay marriage and civil unions in Michigan has jumped by more than 20 points apiece.

Will the Fight Over Gay Marriage Be the End of Right vs. Left Thinking?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Not that long ago, gay marriage was a dependable wedge issue Republicans could use to keep its base in line. But now that wedge is clearly splintering.

Why Childless Straight Couples Make the Case for Gay Marriage

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alec Baldwin

One does not have to possess one molecule of identification with the gay cultural or political experience in this country to believe that gay Americans have the right to marry.

Why the California Court's Decision Is Good for Gay Marriage

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

We should view the California court not as opposing gay marriage, but rather as promoting public deliberation and democratic action on the subject of equal rights.

71% Say Newsom Beating Gallagher in Gay Marriage Debate

Joel B. Schwartzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joel B. Schwartzberg

The California Supreme Court may have just weighed in on gay marriage, but participants in the NOW on PBS gay marriage interactive debate are still having their say.

Moral Majority or Immoral Minority?

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

One wonders when Republicans are going to figure out how to appeal to people rather than traditions.

Proposals of "Marriage"

Judith Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Shapiro

Gay marriage will be accepted not just because it reflects basic beliefs about individual rights, but because it is in harmony with the dominant cultural definition of marriage in America.

Same Sex Marriages: What's the Big Deal?

Brendon Ayanbadejo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendon Ayanbadejo

How could our society grant more rights to a heterosexual one night stand wedding in Vegas than a gay couple that has been together for 3, 5, 10 years of true love?

A Gay Marriage Solution: End Marriage

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When a Jewish boy turns 13, he heads to a temple for a deeply meaningful rite of passage, his bar mitzvah. When a Catholic girl reaches about the same...

Prop 8 For Dummies: What to Expect During Thursday's Court Hearing

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

The single most important element of the Prop 8 supporter's argument is that the amendment represents the will of the majority of the California population.

An Oscar Speech That Saved Lives

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Haimoff

There was only one part of the Oscars everyone took seriously: Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black's truly remarkable acceptance speech for Best Original Screenplay.

Choice: A Short Film on the Aftermath of Prop 8

Brian Crewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Crewe

To see people that I know and care about being treated like second-class citizens was something I was not prepared for; it's so contrary to the values with which I was raised.