My partner and I have been compared to TV's quintessential gay dads quite a few times over the years. (My trainer at the gym once told me, "You're like the big guy, because you're so, um, funny!") And their milestones have mirrored ours on many occasions.
With or without the Supreme Court's blessing, Americans on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate -- even while they deliberate -- can begin the process of healing now by taking the same high road of tolerance parents demand of their children.
"Are you a gay parent?" asked the stranger. Without a second's thought, I responded, "Yes! My 8-year-old son is gay." It wasn't until later that I realized that that wasn't what he was asking. He was asking whether I am a gay person who has kids. But that experience made me think about another.
For the first time in 15 years, the frame for a national election cycle is coming to focus on the dangers of the extreme right wing holding the country hostage to its ideology.
Because I recognize the important Constitutional role chaplains play, not only in the lives of service members and their families, but also as key members of a commander's special staff, I oppose the latest proposed "solution."
AFER is joining a preexisting lawsuit brought by two couples in Virginia. Ted Olson and David Boies will assume the role of lead co-counsel and will put forth the same constitutional arguments that were successful in the Prop 8 case.
The historic Supreme Court overturning of DOMA in June 2013 coincided with simultaneous gay marriage victories in France, the United Kingdom, and Brazil, creating a boomlet of honeymoon spending among this pink dual-income, no-kids demographic.
In Italy what Barilla said is, sadly, too often perfectly acceptable. He was speaking on an Italian radio program. He was likely not very conscious of how the rights and conditions of LGBT people, and the role of women, have changed dramatically in the rest of the industrialized West.
Amalaha's worldview is based on the grand principle of the complementarity of polar opposites. Gender polarities have constituted the pillars of nearly all worldviews in the Old World since late antiquity. Eventually the European colonizations made the gender polarity a standard.
As a state senator I was active in working for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. With time and much consideration, not to mention a dose of enlightenment and empathy, I realize my past positions in this regard were wrong.
When you recently ordered that same-sex partners of servicemembers in the Oklahoma National Guard not receive the spousal benefits that their partners earned and that their heterosexual counterparts enjoy, you boldly declared that people like me are not equal in your eyes.
The Men Having Babies conference returns to New York City on Oct. 6 to offer workshops and panels for gay men thinking about becoming parents. In addition to advice from experts, parents and surrogates, the conference will hold a new panel specifically for men with HIV.
Whew! And wow! It took an online application that I did on a Saturday, an office visit and a follow-up office visit, and now Karin is taken care of for Social Security and Medicare! We are thrilled that this trailblazing went so smoothly and happened without a lot of hassle.
Last Thursday my dad sat down for his first cup of coffee and opened the paper, as he has done every day of his life as long as I've known him, and eventually found himself reading the wedding announcements in the back. The first happy couple his eye fell on caused him a moment of pause.
The guideline essentially boils down to "just because someone crossed a state line doesn't mean you can pretend they're legal strangers." That's good news for gay and lesbian couples in every state, but it really only applies to couples who have access to marriage.
By attending, we are imitating Christ and allowing his love and grace to flow through us -- rather than worrying what is right and proper in the sight of our religious buddies.