For the state of Alabama, or any other state, to deny gay couples the equal protection of its laws simply because they're gay is not only wrong and immoral, it's arbitrary, illegal and unconstitutional. It's as simple as that.
Arkansas bill SB202 blocks all cities and counties from enacting anti-discrimination laws that protect LGBT people. My brother, Arkansas Rep. Charlie Collins (District 84), cast his vote Friday in support of the SB202. What's incredible to me is that my brother supported this bill even though he has a gay brother and a lesbian sister.
If non-Christians should be tolerant of Christian symbols and references in public spaces then why shouldn't Christian's be tolerant of public spaces being void of all religious paraphernalia. After all who does it hurt if the areas owned by everyone are free from all religious trappings?
Things are finally settling down in Alabama. We'll take a look at just how messy it got last week, and what happens now. Plus, Justice Ginsburg makes some pretty candid predictions for the Supreme Court's upcoming marriage decision.
Conversation, equality, negotiation and a willingness to create something new -- not because you can, but because you want to -- is something every straight couple could learn from same-sex couples.
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In the spirit of love and Valentine's Day, I'd like to ask all my colleagues in the wedding planning industry to take a moral inventory of how they're running their businesses.
Brooke Dozier is an amazing young woman based in Houston, Texas. This author has released her new book on Valentine's Day called "I'm the Same Person - Being Gay and Loving God."
The tide is shifting both in the judiciary and in the court of public opinion. Civil rights based on race took some time beyond court rulings, but was eventually achieved. Civil rights based on sexual orientation will inevitably follow the same path.
A few weeks ago I was putting away our holiday cards, the majority of which were photo cards. Some were cute or funny, and others depicted the growing families of some of our closest friends. There was one in particular I just held in my hand and couldn't quite put away.
Sen. Cruz's "State Marriage Defense Act" is unlikely to become law anytime soon. Yet it is a good example of the kind of chaotic reaction the U.S. Supreme Court eventually could unleash if it upheld anti-gay state marriage laws in the case it will hear later this term. Justice Kennedy and Chief Justice Roberts, are you listening?
What you do to pull me through the reaction, the positioned postured action of devolving, evolving spiraling down to the bottomed out triangulation- That's your action... Reaction.
The shameful decision by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, both a lawyer and a politician, to rescind a longstanding executive order outlawing employment discrimination against executive branch state employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is particularly troubling.
The reaction to Brian Williams's misstatements is striking considering the relatively muted response to the recent revelation that President Obama lied during the 2008 campaign regarding his position on same-sex marriage.
"We didn't all walk away jumping on board with the fight for marriage equality, but by the end of the evening, I think we all saw how this world can be a better place if we can open up our ears and really listen."
Same-sex persons seeking a license to marry neither historically have been nor currently are subjected to mass, gender-based, state-enforced oppression equivalent to the brutality of chattel slavery or wholesale lynchings carried out solely on the basis of the victim's skin color.