Category Archives: Same-Sex Marriage

Same Sex Marriage Legalized In Delaware, Minnesota, Rhode Island, and France

Delaware legalizes gay marriage Minnesota governor signs same-sex marriage bill [Rhode Island governor] Chafee signs gay marriage into law French gay marriage law gets constitutional all-clear In all three US states, gay marriage was passed thought the legislature. What I … Continue reading

Posted in Same-Sex Marriage | Comments Off  

New Zealand House of Representatives Passes Marriage Equality And Sings

They’re singing a Maori love song called “Pokarekare ana,” which, Wikipedia tells me, is sometimes called New Zealand’s unofficial national anthem. During the debate, “Te Ururoa Flavell gave a wonderful speech with a Maori perspective, detailing the pre-colonial Maori history … Continue reading

Posted in In the news, International issues, Same-Sex Marriage | Comments Off  

Democratic Senators rush to support same-sex marriage

Matt Bors gets it exactly right: Wonkblog has a good chart showing how fast support for gay marriage has grown in the Senate: Don’t get me wrong, I’m very glad this is happening. But I can see the humor in … Continue reading

Posted in Same-Sex Marriage | Comments Off  

Kind, smart, lovely people sometimes support bigoted public policy

Last month, Family Scholars reader Teresa asked me: Barry, Anna J, can you help tease this out a bit more, for me, regarding ssm. Is the position opposing ssm, which I profess, existentially a bigoted position? I answered at the … Continue reading

Posted in Same-Sex Marriage | Comments Off  

Oral Arguments In Windsor: DOMA May Be Toast

Audio is here, and the transcript is here (in pdf form). From Lyle Denniston at SCOTUSblog: If the Supreme Court can find its way through a dense procedural thicket, and confront the constitutionality of the federal law that defined marriage … Continue reading

Posted in In the news, Same-Sex Marriage, Supreme Court Issues | Comments Off  

NOM’s happy Black family

Anti-gay organization NOM is eager to show off their Black supporters: And here’s where they got them:

Posted in Same-Sex Marriage | Comments Off  

SCOTUSblog Predicts A Modest Victory For Prop 8 Opponents In The Supreme Court

UPDATE: Towelroad has an audio recording of today’s oral arguments, and also a transcript. Tom Goldstein of the highly respected SCOTUSblog was in the audience for the Supreme Court’s oral arguments today in the Proposition 8 case, and came away … Continue reading

Posted in In the news, Same-Sex Marriage, Supreme Court Issues | Comments Off  

“Just because I believe that states should have the right to define marriage in the traditional way does not make me a bigot.”

At a conservative conference this week, Marco Rubio repeated a frequent complaint: Just because I believe that states should have the right to define marriage in the traditional way does not make me a bigot. The comments of ThinkProgress are … Continue reading

Posted in Same-Sex Marriage | Comments Off  

What Do Cultural Traditionalists Offer LGBT People And Abused Women?

There’s a teapot tempest going on over this Washington Post column. I basically agree with Conor Friedersdorf when he says “There Probably Isn’t Any Neutral Way to Report on Homosexuality.” A person who complains that the Washington Post’s “Date Lab” … Continue reading

Posted in Families structures, divorce, etc, Same-Sex Marriage | Comments Off  

Olson and Boies’ Supreme Court brief against Prop 8

For discussion, I’m posting the entire introduction to Olson and Boies’ Supreme Court brief, which is excellent. I especially like, and agree with, their point that it is the opponents of marriage equality who are “redefining marriage” with their “cramped … Continue reading

Posted in Same-Sex Marriage, Supreme Court Issues | Comments Off