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Still Marching... But Not Down the Aisle

Anndee Hochman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Anndee Hochman

I miss the days when "partner" was a radical term to use for my beloved. I miss the collective joy of agitating from the margins. Let the tourists gawk and the Saturday shoppers trundle in and out of Nordstrom. We had more pressing matters on our minds.

We Just Want to Be a Family: Civil Marriage Is a Civil Right!

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 11.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

I included the court-order proof of my "sex change," as it is referred to in this situation, which the 2009 Family Code designates as an acceptable proof of identification in order to obtain a marriage license in the state of Texas. And then Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart denied us.

Israel's Ban On Civil Marriage Denies Non-Jews Basic Right To Wed

The Media Line | Linda Gradstein | Posted 06.12.2013 | World

By Linda Gradstein/The Media Line A month ago, Rita Margulis and her fiancé Amit (as a career army officer he asked not to use his last name) got ...

Social Inclusion and Marriage Rights: Two Cheers for Marriage Equality

American Anthropological Association | Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay Voices
American Anthropological Association

The times call for a more expansive social imagination: some legal recognition of and material support for the true existent variety of ways that people live and love in the 21st century. So why not return to our radical roots and question the centrality of marriage as the model for how to live?

Why the Argument Against Marriage Fails

Daniel Davidson | Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Daniel Davidson

Neither my cousin nor my friend's father supports gay marriage. But they are not homophobes. They believe that the government has no business intruding into marriage at all and should do away with the entire institution in favor of civil unions for both straight and gay couples.

Civil Marriage Is Now Universal

Christiane Taubira | Posted 04.24.2013 | World
Christiane Taubira

What are others losing? Or more directly, what could it be that is more precious for heterosexual couples and heterosexual parents, and how could this be changing it?

Why Gay Couples Shouldn't Marry

Sue Carswell | Posted 01.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Sue Carswell

I'm not in favor of gay marriages, nor am I in favor of straight ones. What's it really all about anyway, Alfie? Why the need to glue down a day one year in advance and -- oh my! -- spend money on all those trimmings?

Strengthening Marriage by Abolishing Civil Marriage

Edward Zelinsky | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics
Edward Zelinsky

Civil marriage is a state-run monopoly. Monopolies are generally bad. Government monopolies are invariably bad. It is finally time to abolish civil marriage.

My Year As A Pro-Gay 'Orthodox' Heretic

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 08.15.2012 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

My views on gay marriage are at odds with the consensus of my bishops. Speaking out on this issue has probably done irreparable damage to my career.

On Civil Marriage

Domenick Scudera | Posted 04.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Justice in our country is based on equality for all. Our nation separates church and state, so religious objections to civil marriage have no pertinence. I am tired of waiting while politicians posture and pontificate.

Marriage -- Not Just a "Gay Rights" Issue

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anne Dilenschneider

Separating the elements of civil and religious marriage, as the French have done since 1792, might provide a way to solve the heated debate over marriage.

Let Vermont Move Forward on Marriage Equality: an open letter to Governor Jim Douglas

Susan Brison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Brison

The Honorable Jim Douglas Governor of Vermont 109 State Street, Pavilion Montpelier, VT 05609-010 Dear Governor Douglas, Fifteen years ago, my husb...

Prop 8 - Instead of Forced Divorce, Why Not Civil Marriages for All?

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

In the spirit of the holidays, of peace and goodwill, rather than force divorce on some, why not seek common ground and civil rights for all?