It's not exactly news when a Republican endorses marriage equality, since it happens all the time. But this is a big deal: Former Sen. Alan Simpson, a fixture of Wyoming politics for decades, is now appearing in an ad for Freedom to Marry.
Proponents of the ban are likely to trot out the same discredited arguments that have failed in other cases; those claims range from "preserving tradition" to "protecting children," and lately courts haven't found them very persuasive.
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Amidst all the ruckus, babies continue to have their diapers changed and kids are scolded and praised. -- one loving straight or gay family at a time, parents and non-parents alike, too preoccupied to read let alone heed every blow-by-blow of the partisan tug-of-war.
Utah should not be a stepping stone in a woman's career, where she stays long enough to get experience and then leaves another state for a job where gender income inequity is less, or non-existent.
A bill in Indiana that would ban marriage equality saw last-minute changes that could either doom it or hasten its passage, and a hearing in Virginia has gone from "yes" to "maybe" to "yes" to "no" to "yes."
I was born to two educators, people who deeply believe in the responsibility and power of our schools to ready children for life. During their 60+ ...
So let's see: White supremacists "engrafted anti-miscegenation rules onto the marriage institution." White supremacists thus changed the definition of marriage. Gays want to do the same. Ergo, those who want same-sex marriages are no different from white supremacists!
If we were to measure the real wealth of our society -- our health and well-being, the health of the natural world, our level of education, etc. -- we would see that inequality itself is reducing our nation's well being, and the power of big corporations is allowing the degradation of our communities and environment.
The Session has arrived, so it's time we cleared this all up. Here are seven truths about the anti-discrimination bill.
The best thing about skiing around Salt Lake City is there's no need to commit to one ski resort. You're in Utah. You can marry them all.
It's difficult to overstate just how important last week's victory in Oklahoma is. And it's the second time in recent weeks that a federal court has overturned bans on marriage equality in this circuit.