I'm a little emotional about same-sex couples accepting Alabama Probate Judges' time-honored offer to newlyweds "You may kiss". These marriages are all the sweeter because when we were married by an Alabama Probate Judge three decades ago, it was a very different world. Sorta.
The GOP wasted no time in creating yet another self-induced government shutdown showdown. Not even two full months into their control of Congress, and they are pushing a critical federal department towards shutting down, all in an effort to make a political point.
If we teach our kids to interpret cues correctly to guess how someone is feeling and to want other people to feel good, the end result will be kids who make choices that result in other people feeling good and not making choices that make themselves or others feel bad.
It's a strange feeling, saying goodbye to the baby phase. We've been in this phase since returning from our honeymoon. We didn't come back from Hawaii pregnant like most couples; we returned knowing it was the right time to pursue our dreams of becoming dads.
Given the network of mutuality in which we live, the health of our whole society improves when we uphold the rights for our LGBT brothers and sisters.
I've still got chills thinking about the week that began Monday, Feb. 9. When I woke up that Monday at 5 a.m., it finally hit me: I was about to witness same-sex couples say their vows and be legally wed in Birmingham, Alabama.
It is often argued that prenuptial agreements reflect a lack of trust. However, we live in a trust but verify era of relationships as illustrated by numerous background check services.
When you've been down the aisle and really bombed, it's hard to believe you'll ever have a happy marriage. When you've put on the tux, chosen the rings, picked out the invites, the flowers, the music, written the vows, made up the guest list, said, "I do," then wound up in the marital shitter.
For the state of Alabama, or any other state, to deny gay couples the equal protection of its laws simply because they're gay is not only wrong and immoral, it's arbitrary, illegal and unconstitutional. It's as simple as that.
Arkansas bill SB202 blocks all cities and counties from enacting anti-discrimination laws that protect LGBT people. My brother, Arkansas Rep. Charlie Collins (District 84), cast his vote Friday in support of the SB202. What's incredible to me is that my brother supported this bill even though he has a gay brother and a lesbian sister.
If non-Christians should be tolerant of Christian symbols and references in public spaces then why shouldn't Christian's be tolerant of public spaces being void of all religious paraphernalia. After all who does it hurt if the areas owned by everyone are free from all religious trappings?
Things are finally settling down in Alabama. We'll take a look at just how messy it got last week, and what happens now. Plus, Justice Ginsburg makes some pretty candid predictions for the Supreme Court's upcoming marriage decision.
Conversation, equality, negotiation and a willingness to create something new -- not because you can, but because you want to -- is something every straight couple could learn from same-sex couples.
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In the spirit of love and Valentine's Day, I'd like to ask all my colleagues in the wedding planning industry to take a moral inventory of how they're running their businesses.
Brooke Dozier is an amazing young woman based in Houston, Texas. This author has released her new book on Valentine's Day called "I'm the Same Person - Being Gay and Loving God."