Progress on social issues, like beauty in the stereotypical phrase, is in the eye of the beholder.
Even with marriage-equality argument at the Supreme Court all done, there's still lots to get excited about: chiefly, the slow, steady stream of politicians coming out to support the freedom to marry.
The interracial marriage analogy is actually a collection of analogies, some of them stronger than others. One can, for example, analogize race to sexual orientation, as Craig does here. But one can also analogize it to sex or gender.
While it may be true that Cardinal Dolan is seeking a more pastoral approach to gays and lesbians, I really wish that he would stop calling it love. Love does not ignore letters pleading for dialogue and reconciliation. Love does not turn away spiritually hungry people from God's Eucharistic table.
A firestorm is burning in Jasper, a small east Texas town 130 miles northeast of Houston, because a gay man, Max Griffin, is running for mayor.
About a 3 or 4 million years ago, two young cavemen, Ook and Zowie, fell in love. They hid their love from the rest of their clan by secretly going off to the far, dark corners of the cave to kiss and cuddle.
As the virtual gets more real, and more of our traditional modes of expression and interaction migrate online, it is likely that the recent virtual march on Washington will be the first of many to come.
It is easy to craft a slippery slope argument, for example; slavery must be maintained, because if we allow people to live in a completely free society, the family will fall apart, the institution of marriage will disintegrate, the government will collapse and Christianity will be rejected. Does this sound familiar?
Who is studying the adjustments and contributions of the anti-gay families? It seems to me that those are the ones the American public should be worrying about.
We're unequivocally in favor of marriage equality. But this lower "level" of commitment has been worth something in its own right to us -- not just for the health benefits, but for the ways it helped us see exactly what we wanted from our relationship.
I was raised by two women and I am fine, perhaps even better for it, as I had the unique advantage of learning how to be a man from women, and how to be a man who loves women in a world of so much female-oriented hatred.
For the duration of our relationship, Patrick and I had no siblings, parents, or offspring; we were each other's only family. And I grew up as an only child. Now I am starting over at the age of 62. I will feel this, all of it.
Should the states decide whether black Americans can marry white Americans? In 1967, the nation's highest court knocked down state anti-miscegenation laws. Now the nation -- and the Supreme Court -- confronts a very similar situation, only this time the issue is same-sex marriage.
Isn't it arrogant of people to assume you know what God wants for us? Let's be honest, God and his plan is a mystery and maybe all of this is his way of testing us if we truly understand what they are all about.
I decided to not only empower my students, but give them a forum where they can freely, and without judgment, share their thoughts, views and opinions on the topics that are current and being discussed in the mainstream media.
It is our duty to future generations of LGBTQ people to not rest on our laurels of steadily advancing poll numbers, legislative and court gains, but to press our advantage now for the greatest possible gains.