I guess my hope was that the picture, from a straight couple's wedding, would legitimize my relationship too. I guess somehow I was seeking approval and permission to talk about my life the way that everyone else talks about his or hers.
Taking seriously the slippery slope argument, Macedo makes a persuasive case, rooted in democratic principles and social reality, for distinguishing polygamy from same-sex marriage.
While I shed tears of joy on Supreme Court marriage day, a whole new doom cloud of fears set in. Now that marriage is law of the land, us gays were going to start to feel some of the same stupid social pressures everyone else did. Cue the headache.
There I stood, a young LGBT man and student of theology whose task was to convey God's love and affirmation of same-sex love to people of faith and no faith.
There are strong families and there are traditional families. Sometimes they exist in the same households, and these should be applauded. But sometimes they do not, and sometimes the strong families, the families with love, for both spouse and offspring, are the new ones. We should support both these good families.
Megyn Kelly asked Governor Kasich: "If you had a son or daughter who was gay or lesbian, how would you explain to them your opposition to same-sex marriage?" Kasich's answer boiled down to an affirmation of traditional marriage and the admission that he would continue to love his daughters "if one of them happened to be that." To be clear, he truly said "that."
The justices serve up a healthy portion of civil equality for everyone to digest. Some people will complain about having been forcibly fed this meal, while others will swallow and move on with their lives knowing that their well being matters.
Many say the right wing has an inferior sense of humor, and I guess it's only logical that the political right are not up for a laugh. After all, their politicians are the first to slash arts from the budget.
Bishop , we might totally disagree on this. I'm decisively pro-inclusion. That said, we are still brothers in Christ. And, I have to be honest, my white elders -- evangelical men and fellow travelers in your generation -- remain silent or straight up antagonistic about these matters.
The most pressing threat to constitutionally limited government today is not "judicial activism" but reflexive judicial deference to the political branches.
In our modern world has the Supreme Court one upped all Catholicism, by showing more reason, compassion and understanding of gays? Has the Supreme Court taken the place of the Church, exhibiting more humanity than she?
When was the first government-recognized same-sex marriage in the United States? It wasn't 2015, when the Supreme Court ruled. Or 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to recognize marriages for LGBTs. It wasn't in the 80s or 90s, when various cities began offering limited domestic partnerships.
In pre-marriage equality Israel on Sunday, hatred took away a very important young person. The type of young person who changes minds, mobilizes, supports, believes in dignity and equality. A young person who could have very conceivably grown into a leader, organizer, campaigner and difference-maker.
My secret lover, John Deere, and I are extremely grateful that Rep. Steve King has allowed man/mower unions to step out from the shadows. It is with enormous pride that I post the following announcement
Most people can't imagine commanding their friends, acquaintances, or co-workers to "unfriend them" in real life when they don't agree with them about every detail on a trending topic or tightly held belief. So why do we do it on social media?
Polyamorous partners do not have the privilege of legal marriage. I interviewed author and poly advocate Dr. Anya Trahan about the Supreme Court Decision, and what she sees as the way forward for those who embrace ethical loving with multiple partners.