Your ruling suggested that using the democratic process rather than the courts should make us feel respected and heroic. With that in mind, I would like to share with you my experience doing just that in 2012 when my state, Maryland, had marriage equality on the ballot.
This week I talked with Sam Street and Jonathan Tack about their exquisite jewelry line, Proposition Love Jewelry, which donates 10 to 20 percent of proceeds to LGBT-related causes.
Tim's perfect. He's obviously brave; but look behind the silver fox. I see a man that can figure out gadgets. I have three remotes for one television. No clue what two of them do.
Despite studies proving otherwise, some people still insist that children are being ruined by this type of family dynamic. They deem homosexual couples as "unfit"parents, but don't seem to have concrete or legitimate evidence to substantiate their claims.
You might think a gay stay-at-home Dad in San Francisco would be surrounded by others in similar situations - I did. But more often that not I was reminded of how rare a species I was - oftentimes I was the only gay dad anywhere.
Didn't think you were ever going to see the words "exciting" and "Secretary of State" or "State Controller" in the same sentence? Well, then you haven't really lived.
If you have watched any of Rick Snyder's election ads you will see that the governor fancies himself a leader, however, since being a leader isn't a title one can just bestow upon one's self the question should be what does the governor's record tell us about his leadership skills.
Old Time Religion is a global scourge. People of good faith, whether they adhere to a mainstream religion, no religion, or humanism, need to stand united against religious fascism in all its guises.
The National Organization for Marriage has committed $117,000 to support the election of Thom Tillis, a key architect of North Carolina's gay marriage ban, to the U.S. Senate. But even if he wins, the organization loses: It's too late for anyone to stop marriage equality in North Carolina.
It strikes me that he would be pissed and proud that I wrote this post. He may have had a good life, but I mourn the fact that he was never really free. I feel the echo of his frustration and rage, and the ferocity of his commitment and love. I am haunted by him still.
My journey began as a student at Monmouth College, now Monmouth University, where my psychology professor taught me that homosexuality was a serious mental illness.
Followers of Jesus need to strive for this holiness, which many of us glimpse in Tim Cook's brave statement about his hope for a world in which every person is valued and loved.
The thought behind the outcry being that marriage has always been the exact same institution ever since the dawn of time or at least since the dawn of the Bible. Same-sex marriage, it is argued, is a radical departure from this unbroken tradition. But does the Bible actually present "marriage as an unchanging picture?"
While the recent Ugandan and Kenyan court rulings are two victories to celebrate, we know there have been many battles quietly lost.
Ten years later in October 2014, nearly all the states on the caravan's itinerary -- California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington, DC -- have marriage equality.