Get ready: we're about to see major marriage news in at least two states. Rhode Island and Delaware are rocking towards legislative votes, and that means we could see access to marriage dramatically expand just in time for summer.
When we make the decision as adults to be baptized in water, it is then we fully commit to let go of our old life. It is then we allow ourselves to begin healing. We are proclaiming that we trust in God to wash away those things that bind us to our past.
Former Republican State Rep. Dave Agema has been getting a lot of press for his anti-gay comments. The good news is that even though the national party recently reaffirmed Agema's stance, many members of the GOP have nothing but criticism for it.
While there's no argument that progress is being made, many argue that the parameters around LGBT discrimination, particularly gender identity, are still unclear.
The French people strongly endorse same-sex marriage, and support for the right of married gay and lesbian couples to adopt children sits just shy of 50 percent. But the push for equality in France has an ugly underbelly.
Any public policy or law that places a badge of inferiority on certain "less desirable" personal relationships should be struck down. Marriage as a form of expression is a civil, if not an inherent, right.
Despite its flaws, 42 is a great illustration of a moment where America was given the choice between the right and wrong side of history, and by and large, we chose correctly.
I made it my mission to find and date black men who were open and accepting of gay people -- and I found them.
Just as Sen. Portman can center his understanding of LGBT equality only on an issue that will affect his son, self-appointed LGBT leaders enjoy a special, institutional legitimacy without feeling the urge to set goals that meet the needs of all their constituents.
Clearly, marriage has evolved since the days when the Old Testament prophets walked the earth: 5,000 years ago, the dissolution of a marriage could result in the perception that a woman could not bear children, and it's been nearly 50 years since marriage was premised on procreation.
It would naïve to believe that Congress is considering CIR out of the goodness of their hearts. Republicans and Democrats are trying to deliver on immigration reform to court the Latino vote. So let's explore how Latinos are actually feeling about the inclusion of protections for same-sex couples...
When it comes to marriage, one of the final arguments of the anti-gay movement is "why not civil unions?" This is why.
Marriage has always been dynamic. Today, it is far more mutually supportive, egalitarian and secure for children than it was centuries ago. The institution of marriage does change and adapt over the years, and that is what makes it endure.
O'Reilly surely is quite cognizant of keeping his ratings high as he sees support for gay marriage rise rapidly in the polls. But if the debate over marriage equality now needs to move into the Fox News audience, it's certainly not a bad thing to have O'Reilly taking on the anti-equality crowd.
Let's talk about tolerance for a second. I'll begin with a definition. According to Random House Dictionary, it's a noun defined as: "a fair, objectiv...
There's a whole generation of people wasting their energy, fighting the wrong fights and, in the end, losing. Because they're not talking on the level they are meant to talk on.