Up until last Friday, the question was whether to wait for Ohio to recognize marriage equality or go to New York to get married. Now there is another option: Do I go to New Jersey to get married?
This week I talked with author Joel Derfner about his new memoir, Lawfully Wedded Husband: How My Gay Marriage Will Save the American Family, and his spin on LGBT issues.
It amazes me how many of my dear friends in the South perceive this one sin as a conscious choice, but not the other 660-plus sins listed in the Bible. All anti-gay arguments are based solely on personal prejudice, and this is easy to prove.
Whenever someone from the LGBT community in Africa is beaten, raped, or killed, the government of the states they belong in, do not condemn the acts, so for a president in Africa to condemn these acts as unlawful, is something that cannot and must not be taken lightly.
There has never been an LGBT March on Springfield for our rights. It is about time that we show up and show our unity across all our differences, including with our partners in equality from labor unions, racial and gender justice groups, businesses, nonprofits, culture groups and more.
"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.
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."
Although most farewell dinners are somewhat bittersweet, the parents gathered at the dinner last week couldn't have been happier about ending their regular monthly meetings. There simply was no further need for them, at least in this part of Connecticut.
The fact that LGBT rights violations were, for the first time, the subject of a ministerial meeting was widely noticed by diplomats, the media and other observers. It's a sign of the increasing visibility of these issues, and of the political importance that many countries now attach to them.
Vladimir Putin could be on shaky ground as a politician. If that is the case, we should work with him as a diplomat, while we can, to resolve any issues we can in the Middle East. It would be truly ironic if Putin were the man who leads us to reconciliation with Iran.
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.
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 Metropolitan Opera opened its new season last night with a champagne gala inside the house, a packed Lincoln Center Plaza to watch on TV outside, ...
When I give presentations at schools, I am always looking for Tyler in the crowd. I guess some part of my mind still thinks I can save him. Ultimately I cannot. But every time I tell the story, I meet at least one person who reminds me that there are others who need to know that they are not alone.
Don't go. Slovakia and Bulgaria, while by no means gay paradises, are still havens compared with Russia and provide Slavic vacations with the best of them.
Charles talks about the big strides that countries around the world have made on this issue in the last decade, the present-day LGBT rights map of the world, which still looks like a "patchwork quilt," and where he thinks we will (and can) be a decade from now.