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Marriage Amendments

Straight Spouses Know That Marriage Amendments Don't Protect Families -- They Hurt Them

Amity P. Buxton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Amity P. Buxton

Our gay husbands or lesbian wives loved us, yes, but they also felt pressured to follow the one-man/one-woman definition of marriage endorsed by society and, for many, their faith communities. Ultimately, most of our marriages ended in divorce.

The Effects Of Marriage Referendums, And What To Do About Them

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 12.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Josh A. Goodman

We often think of the effects of these elections in terms of whether or not marriage equality will expand to another state. What we don't consider (but we ought to) is the toll that these referendums can take on LGB people during the election season itself.

Marriage Equality: A New Heaven And A New Earth

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 11.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

We have an alternative apocalyptic view of the world. The world really is ending -- but it's not ending in a wave of brimstone and fiery flows of lava; it's the end of ignorance, prejudice, hate and intolerance. And there will be a new heaven and a new earth.

Keeping Up With the Hypocrites

Walt Hawkins | Posted 01.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Walt Hawkins

Sanctity-of-marriage groups couldn't care less about the obnoxious frivolity with which many heterosexuals regard their sacred institution. Why not propose a constitutional amendment to ban divorce? Why not try to make adultery illegal?

It's Time for the 'We Need to Protect Marriage' Con to Die

Alvin McEwen | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

It's time for this "we need to protect marriage" con to die. And it will. It could happen in North Carolina or Minnesota. Both states are facing anti-marriage-equality votes next year. Or it could happen before then.

Good News or Bad Ideas? States Re-examine Marriage Amendments

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bil Browning

The equality drumbeat has rumbled on with news that Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Texas will be attempting to re-examine their amendments banning same-sex marriage and civil unions.