Mothers and Sons is the story of four generations coming to grips with the fundamental concept that gay people should be treated with the same dignity as everyone else.
Unlike my main character in Legally Wed, I did not come up with the idea one drunken night. For a young man growing up in the 1970s, the road to fulfillment was through marriage to a woman. When I married the female love of my life, there was no other road open.
It's astounding to me that Christians would take food from starving children because a gay person might have helped in getting it there.
Writing in response to the historic ruling last Friday that voided Michigan's homophobic ban on same-sex marriage, Mitch Albom recently asked in The Detroit Free Press if we were better off for the ruling. Of course he meant it rhetorically. He clearly thinks we're not, and he's wrong.
There's an African-American president who raps on late night talk shows and an ATM that will dispense a cupcake. Yet in 2014, there are same-sex couples that can't legally bind their union because they're a same-sex couple. It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.
Oregon, once again, is the state where the opposition is focusing its efforts.
It's interesting how some cases that national LGBT groups warned against not only were net positives but spurred still other cases that the groups warned about but which also advanced progress. And, in the end, the cautious national groups came aboard.
Last Friday the judge in a Michigan marriage-equality case released his ruling, and it included a scathing rebuke of Mark Regnerus' testimony. It's likely that we've seen the last of Regnerus' career as an "expert" witness in marriage-equality cases.
On Valentines Day, I married my mate of 26 years. As I looked around and saw the love being given and received, reflected in every face, it was a moment made more poignant by the absence of one face in particular. My only brother had chosen to boycott the event.
The most important question raised by the case, however, may be one the lawyers overlook: Can business owners use religion as an excuse to discriminate against LGBT people? If the Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby, the answer may well be "yes."
Yes, Mitch, we're better off. The state presented a pathetically juvenile and bigoted case and thanks to the judge's thoughtful and rigorous decision, anti-equality prejudice, bigotry and shoddy research were exposed.
The Oklahoma land-rush scene from Far and Away, best illustrates what's happening this morning in many county clerk's offices in Michigan.
Republicans all patted themselves on the back this week for fixing their party's problems. No, really! It's been one year since their "autopsy" or "post-mortem" of the 2012 elections and the party's completely "fixed."
For some, the Church is the final bastion in the culture war to preserve the notion held by some of "traditional family." For others, marriage is merely a civil contract, in which organized religion should have no part.
Did you know that the United States, which was founded on the principle of religious freedom, has now become a bastion of religious persecution? It's true -- at least according to couple of cases the Supreme Court will address next week.
After the Supreme Court's June 2013 decision to strike down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the floodgates opened for federal rights and benefits to flow to legally married gay and lesbian couples. As we deal with our income taxes this year, Whether to Wed is a must-read.