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Civil Unions

Sanford, in a Family Way

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"You saw the press conference?" "Of course I saw the press conference. Very strange." "Very strange. And you read the e-mails?" "Of course I rea...

Death to Family Values - Zippers at Half Mast

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

Bill Maher used to tell a joke, which is funny but not true. He'd ask the question why are we trying to stop gay people from getting married; they're ...

RNC's Michael Steele Becomes Union Man

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Steele can perch that white hard hat atop his head, but he's going to have to labor at learning some hard philosophical lessons before becoming a real steelworker, a true union man.

Joining Together Those Whose Love Dare Not Speak its Name

Jane Minogue | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane Minogue

The irrationality and endurance of the intolerance of homosexuality really defies precise explanation, as does intolerance of Jews.

Starbucks Offers Better Same-Sex Medical Benefits Than Obama

Kase Wickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kase Wickman

A gay Starbucks barista's wife gets better medical benefits than if she was married to a female senator.

Civil Rights: Is Gay the New Black?

Blaise Zerega | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Blaise Zerega

Leave it to Michael Eric Dyson to connect the dots between Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Ghandi, James Baldwin and Martin Luther King.

Where was Obama on Ill. civil unions?

Jennifer Vanasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Vanasco

The Pantagraph reports that Illinois' civil unions bill, after passing a state House committee, was left to languish at the end of the session. The ...

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.

"Will you Civil Union Me?"

David Ambroz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Ambroz

I'm a radical liberal awaiting equality but Daniel -- forgive the lack of poetry -- will you domestically partner me?

Daily Herald Backs Illinois Civil Unions

Daily Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

We believe in fairness. We believe a majority of Illinois residents believe in fairness. And we demand the Legislature do the right and just thing and...

Specter: Loyal Opportunists

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

There is little doubt that the country has made a political left-turn, leaving opportunistic moderates from both parties scrambling to find their cherished middle.

Obama Needs to End Silence on Biggest Civil Rights Move of Our Time

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

There is no excuse at all -- none -- for the White House to allow the bigotry and harassment of gays and lesbians in the armed forces to stand. Gays populate the armed services now.

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.

Civil Unions and Religious Liberty

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

There has been a transformation in our thinking on this issue over the past half-century. What would once have been regarded as nothing short of weird now seems perfectly sensible.

Gay Marriage

Sandy Maisel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Maisel

For the state to sanction marriage between males and females, but to deny the same to gay couples violates our Constitution. More than that, it violates the basic essence of who we are as a people.

Miss USA and the B-Word

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

Miss California, like many who share her take on the marriage issue, was careful to talk about her "opinion" and "beliefs" and the way she was raised as if this excused her intolerance. Barack Obama talks about tradition and belief as well in defense of his own position.

CON GAMES: Gay Marriage Wins Again

Michael Conniff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Conniff

The disintegration of civilization is now officially upon us now that Vermont has legalized gay marriage--the first state legislature to do so. I onc...

Illinois Governor Expects State To Approve Civil Unions

Daily Herald | Ashok Selvam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn said he thinks Springfield lawmakers will eventually allow for civil unions, which would give homosexual couples rights comparable to t...

The Republican Party's Death Wish

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

We have yet to hear a single realistic scenario from a top Republican that would outline how and when the country could move forward from its current meltdown.

Civil Unions in Illinois: One Small Step

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Geoffrey R. Stone

The four representatives who voted to deny individuals the fundamental freedom to form legally-recognized civil unions because a minority of citizens opposes that policy for religious reasons is simply a disgrace.

The Ever-Changing Definition of Marriage

Jane Minogue | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane Minogue

As someone involved in medieval studies -- yes, medieval studies -- who looks at love and marriage, I can tell you that regulating human sexual behavior has always been a battleground.

Marriage and Gays: What Would Lincoln Do?

Evan Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

Obama would do well to ask himself what Lincoln would do faced with the question of whether to continue the denial of the freedom to marry to committed couples.

Is Rick Warren Beyond The Pale?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While I understand the anger from the gay-rights community over the Warren issue, I myself am waiting to see some solid results from Obama before judging him.

What Would Obama Do If Obama Was Mad At Obama About Rick Warren?

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

Obama would move on -- he'd refuse to be distracted. He'd brush the dirt off his shoulder and immediately return his focus to winning.

Save My Marriage From Irrelevance: Reverse Prop 8

David Quigg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Quigg

For all the bigoted blather about how gay people undermine the true meaning of marriage, I -- on a totally non-political, human level -- feel exactly the opposite.