I believe that one's pursuit of happiness could take the form of civil marriage between two loving adults, and that its pursuit should not be denied by the state or federal government if the person one loves is of the same gender.
As a Republican, I believe one of the key tenets of governance is a fundamental belief in personal freedom and individual responsibility. Would you like the government telling you whom you could or could not marry?
Writer Brendan O'Neill wrote an odd attack on marriage equality. What is revealing, he says, is that gay marriage is "a tool of the elite" which indicates "one's superiority over the hordes, particularly those of a religious or redneck persuasion."
I've done my fair share of welcoming strangers into my home, not knowing how they will react when they see our kiss-the-bride wedding portrait hanging on the wall. For all my nervousness, though, none of these encounters had broken badly. And then we met Dick.
Now is the time for our movements to work together to protect LGBTQ health, rights and justice. LGBTQ Latinas have been a part of movements for reproductive justice and sexual liberation for as long as these movements have existed.
The confusion and complexity for gay couples is largely driven by the discordance between Federal and state marriage recognition. We naively assume that just because we have built lives around each other, the law will recognize our relationships.
The more your speech and behavior contributes to the general sense that being LGBT is normal, the more LGBT persons will be able to enjoy acceptance and normality in everyday life. And the more others who believe in equality will be empowered to say so.
As a young Republican, it is important to me to point out that my generation is not inherently loyal to President Obama, Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi. To be blunt, it's time for the Grand Old Party to get a little bit grander and a lot less old.
As we move into the wedding-planning stages, we're beginning to realize that it's not all sunshine and lollipops. We are both lucky to have parents who are accepting of our love, but there's something intangibly different about being gay and getting married.
Changing demographics and age replacement will eventually force the Republican Party to either modernize its appeal or collapse entirely, but the process over the next few years will be complex and perhaps even destabilizing.
No, it's not a typo. It's a new word, meaning the lies people tell in order to justify homophobia. My friend Giles Fraser, an extraordinarily clever English clergyman, invented it. And so he inspired me to start a list of the lies people tell in order to justify homophobia.