Tag Archives: Gay marriage

Reads almost like poetry

“The right to marry has been historically and remains the right to choose a spouse and, with mutual consent, join together and form a household. Race and gender restrictions shaped marriage during eras of race and gender inequality, but such restrictions were never part of the historical core of the institution of marriage. Today, gender […]

Star Trek, gay marriage, Census 2010

My three favorite things? Happy Census Day!

Maine voters = jerks

Maine has now joined more than 30 other states in proclaiming their ignorance and bigotry: In a stinging setback for the national gay-rights movement, Maine voters narrowly decided to repeal the state’s new law allowing same-sex marriage. With 87 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday morning, 53 percent of voters had approved the repeal, ending […]

Gays remain 2nd class citizens

Obama is going to give the Medal of Freedom to Billie Jean King and posthumously to Harvey Milk, both openly gay Americans. I want to applaud the President for a clear gesture toward tolerance. But I can’t, and I won’t because he’s being an a**hole to gays when it actually matters. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand reports that sincce Obama […]

Unambiguously Gay Duo

On Friday, the Iowa Supreme Court shot down a ban on same-sex marriages and Tuesday, Vermont became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage through legislation rather than the courts. Four states are now in the equal rights club: Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts and Vermont. Andrew Sullivan has reactions to the Vermont legislative victory here and reactions to […]

Roundup for Friday 3/6/2009

Andrew Sullivan continues the fight against legal discrimination based on sexual orientation: … gay adults have fewer rights in their relationships than 13-year old straights. Inmates on death row have more rights – they have an inviolable right to marry even if they will never be able to live with or even have sex with […]

Quote of the week from Al Sharpton

I was going to write something about Bush’s final address to the nation, but effe that (I’ll just say that it should have been an apology rather than a defense). So instead of that pathetic subject, I give you this guy: This is what Al Sharpton had to say to churches that supported Proposition 8, a […]

Post-election thoughts

The overwhelming emotion for me so far has been relief. The polls may have painted a bleak picture John McCain, but after these last eight years I’ve learned never to underestimate the power of prejudice and fear. And let’s be honest, I know McCain gave a great concession speech, but his campaign lived and breathed […]

Could gay marriage end in California?

Earlier this year, the California Supreme Court struck down a law preventing same-sex marriages because it violated the state constitution. You can count me among those people who thought the California Supreme Court’s ruling would usher in a wave of similar court rulings or legislation across the country. California is, after all, the most populous […]

Quote of the week – 8/1/08

…this is not the middle east; this is not the middle ages. This is a free society. And in a free society, there exists no right to not be offended. If the Catholic church can get away with desecrating what others consider sacred (or, for those of us who have no concept of sacredness, at […]