America's extreme right has long been known for its gratuitous flag waving -- but who ever thought the flag would be Russian? As the crisis in Ukraine unfolds, it is becoming crystal clear that leading social conservatives and their advocacy groups are grappling with a patriot problem.
I'm proud that Hawaii now stands with 16 other states and the District of Columbia in recognizing marriage equality and that a fast-growing number of additional states are preparing to join the ranks.
I need to find similar families, make new connections and start tackling the hard question that will be coming from a very young, inquisitive boy. In essence, "come out" again -- this time, for my son.
Emanuel Swedenborg, the Swedish mystic who claimed that he was guided by God to visit the realms of the afterlife in spirit form, posited the premise that there's a cosmic sex in the afterlife, but only among married (heterosexual) couples.
I had the opportunity to speak with Neal about his new book, which is published by Bold Strokes Books and will be release on April 15th.
I'm not a big believer in protesting establishments who refuse gays' rights to services based on religious beliefs. I think they have a right to their beliefs. I'm not God and they can do as they choose. But this is much deeper than wedding cake.
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The Seattle Archdiocese has a constitutional right to impose Catholic teachings in church-run schools. I disagree with those teachings, but I also respect and cherish the First Amendment.
As an openly gay Mormon, I'm keenly interested in how my Mormon fellows understand their LGBT brothers and sisters.
We know that Black LGBT people can struggle to find acceptance not only in mainstream America, but also within their own LGBT and African American communities. Now we have the figures to back up what we witness firsthand daily.
This year at CPAC there was no panel focused on the evils of gay marriage. NOM did have a small table in the basement of the hotel with the other exhibitors, though nothing as grand as the massive, expensive booths and tents of the gun-rights groups or the anti-tax activists.
Gay people have been shunned, discriminated against, fired, verbally attacked, physically attacked and even killed for no other reason than being who they are. That's being bullied. Standing up for yourself and anyone who has been treated like this is not being a bully. It's being a decent human being.
It'll likely be years before we see Republicans (at least on the national stage) boldly taking pro-marriage-equality stands, and it'll likely take at least one more groundbreaking Supreme Court decision before the issue loses all of its political weight in the party. But glimmers of such a future can at least now be seen, which wasn't true even as recently as a year ago.
Despite all of the recent progress on gay marriage, we are still living in a country that is deeply, deeply ignorant. The fact we have to live in a system where our skill as parents is even a question should tell all of us how far we are from equality.