By refusing marriage to same-sex couples, social conservatives are undermining traditional marriage more than lesbian brides and gay grooms ever could.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan has claimed that the Catholic Church is not anti-gay. Dolan's right. The Catholic Church isn't anti-gay, but evidence suggests its bishops certainly are. Catholic bishops' opposition to marriage equality is intense, if not particularly effective.
The decision that Judge Spencer made has renewed my hope that no other couple in Colorado will face discrimination by a business owner based on their sexual orientation. It was never about the cake. It was about my son being treated like a lesser person.
I've spent a lot of time speaking to people in the wedding industry about same-sex weddings, and I've noticed that a lot of people have misconceptions about what really goes on at these fabulous celebrations.
I'd like to think that gay and lesbian marriages are different, held together just a little more tightly by an extra dose of fairy dust and pink unicorn karma, but, alas, I don't think that's true.
While the content is fairly predictable, a couple things stand out that scream "new religious right."
It seems to me that if we want our relationships and marriages to be accepted by our straight counterparts, then maybe it's time to keep a lid on what exactly it is that we do behind closed doors. Maybe it's just no one's business.
For same-sex couples, the truth is that marriage will not give them all the rights and benefits they anticipate, and I would argue that it is critical or a gay person to obtain premarital legal counseling.
Waiting has been a powerful spiritual theme in my life, especially with regard to decades of delay in being able to live as a fully adult man, delayed for decades as a transgender person stalled by both doctors and religious mentors in a wilderness experience of confusion and falsehood.
I woke up on Saturday morning noticing the Wesboro Baptist Church, a hate group known for its slogan "Gods Hate Fags" (and everything else), blaming the helicopter crash into a busy pub in Glasgow on Scotland's vote in favor of marriage equality.
But there's another idea that many of us Americans have bought into even harder: Religion. I don't mean spiritual people who strive to lead good lives by adhering to the tenets of forgiveness and compassion that are found throughout The Bible.
Sam and I needed to find out how to change our names. The tedious process had nothing at all to do with gay marriage. Had either one of us chosen to take the other's last name, the process would have been easy.
Rep. Bob McDermott filed a lawsuit last week that seeks to overturn the new marriage equality law. Last month McDermott tried -- and failed -- to prevent the law from taking effect. His latest suit will get a hearing in January.
Harry Reid and Senate Democrats made waves last week when they detonated the "nuclear option." Thanks to this change in Senate rules, ending debate on...
But for one to deny that the Church is anti-gay in one sentence and then to maintain a stance against gay marriage in the next adds injury to insult. Let's just be very clear here -- if you are against marriage equality you are anti-gay.