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Gay Marriage Opponents

Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Still Fighting To Change Minds

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics

When same-sex marriage bans were overturned in the Supreme Court on Friday it marked a major victory for LGBT advocates. But there's more to be done t...

Losing Streak Lengthens For Foes Of Gay Marriage

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

For foes of same-sex marriage, their losing streak keeps growing. Some sense a lost cause, others vow to fight on. On Election Day in 2012, they went...

The Anti-Gay-Marriage Argument That Just Won't Die (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

2014-02-10-AFER2014210vidsmall.pngIt's a mystery why anti-gay lawyers keep using this tactic, since it's failed in one court after another.

Good Arguments Against Gay Marriage: Blank Book, Meaningful Message

Patrick McAnaney | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Patrick McAnaney

Certain arguments against gay marriage are often referred to as empty, hollow, or vapid. Well, why not make a book that illustrates this as literally as possible? What way to better illustrate the meaninglessness of traditional arguments against marriage equality than reducing them to blank pages?

Fear of 'Bigot' Label a Cynical Dodge by Marriage Equality Opponents

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

They have expressed in supposedly sad tones that they merely believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, and that it is unfair that their "simple and innocent" belief would have them labeled "bigots." It's a game many of them play to distract us from a real issue.

California Gay Marriage Opponents Call Restart A 'Disgrace'

AP | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — Sponsors of California's same-sex marriage ban say a federal appeals court decision that clears the way for gay weddings to resu...

The Arsenal Is Empty

Jason Howe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jason Howe

Any Supreme Court victory for backers of Prop 8 and DOMA will be a Pyrrhic one. One by one, their arguments have been exposed as falsehoods and have no power as American society moves toward full acceptance of LGBT rights. Their arsenal is empty.

Dear Opponents of Marriage Equality: It's Not a Slippery Slope

Jessica Gerson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jessica Gerson

The next time you feel tempted to turn to pedophilia, polygamy, and bestiality as a go-to argument against marriage equality, I want you to repeat the words "two consenting adults" to yourself 10 times, and then find another argument.

Dear Opponents Of Equality: No More Mr. Nice Girl

Jessica Gerson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jessica Gerson

I am tired of catching flies with honey. I am tired of being expected to sit up straight, smile pretty, guard my words and "agree to disagree" with those who are actively fighting to deny me full citizenship in my own country, so that I don't offend their delicate sensibilities.

The Never-Ending Hypocrisy Of Hiding Behind The Bible On Gay Marriage

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Why take one passage of the Bible so literally and not others? Here is a checklist of biblical proscriptions that opponents of gay marriage must also embrace if they want to shed the tag of "hypocrite."

The Real Face Of The Gay Marriage Opposition Is Actually Pretty Nice

Troy Campbell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Troy Campbell

For many liberals who believe in gay marriage, it seems obvious that any good person would support gay marriage. As a result, they may automatically think that anyone who disagrees must be a monster. However, Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) shatters this image.

Dear Opponents Of Marriage Equality: Here's Why I Call You A Bigot

Jessica Gerson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jessica Gerson

It's not that you disagree with me, and it's not that you're a proud Christian. The reason I call you a bigot, and the reason that we cannot politely agree to disagree, is that you are trying to make me, my life and my family subject to your opinion and/or religious belief.

Grace Under Fire: A Response To Marriage Equality Opponents

Clay Arnold | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Clay Arnold

On Thursday morning I received a message from a college friend, who wrote, "I hope you know, that even though we have different perspectives on this issue, I still love you." I was excited to hear from her but saddened and angered by her response. How should I respond? I wondered.

All Celebrities Say Stupid Things, and Other Overgeneralizations

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

What is the result of all of broad, sweeping generalities about homosexuality in our public discourse? I believe that all people will be damaged by this kind of talk. The human race, far and wide, will not be able to think in complex ways.

What Is Best For The Children?

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

The damage facing children of gay parents is not caused by their parents' sexuality but by outsiders who do not respect their families. Ironically, the opponents of same-sex marriage who profess to be thinking only of the children are harming children with their intolerance.

Gay Marriage Foes May Share Psychological Quirk, Study Suggests

Posted 04.16.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/16/2012 10:10 AM EDT on LiveScience Opponents of same-sex marriage worry that exte...

Gay Marriage Foes Target New York Senators Who Flipped

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 08.29.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — A group that opposes gay marriage promised to spend at least $2 million to oust seven state senators who changed their positions ...

On Gay Marriage, American Values of Fairness Trump Conservative Hypocrisy

Nancy L. Cohen | Posted 07.21.2011 | Politics
Nancy L. Cohen

This week will go down in history as the tipping point on gay marriage. Not only because a solid majority of Americans now support legal gay marriage, but also because the opponents of gay marriage have thoroughly discredited themselves.

Religious Liberty vs. Same-Sex Marriage: Is There Really A Conflict?

Marianne T. Duddy-Burke | Posted 07.18.2011 | Religion
Marianne T. Duddy-Burke

Chief among claims from opponents is that legalizing same-sex marriage will infringe on the religious freedom of those who oppose the practice on theological grounds.

California Gay Marriage Opponents Gear Up For Rallies

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FRESNO, Calif. — Hundreds of people waived signs and rallied at Fresno City Hall on Sunday to show support for the voter-approved ban on same-se...

Maine Gay Marriage Law Gets Challenged

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine officials say gay marriage opponents are challenging a new law allowing same-sex couples to wed. Secretary of State Matt...

Pat Robertson: Gay Marriage Leads To "Bestiality," "Child Molestation," "Pedophilia"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, when Gov. John Baldacci (D) signed a marriage equality law, Maine became the fifth state to allow legal same-sex marriage. On the Christian...