Category Archives: Same-Sex Marriage

A Qualified Victory In The Supreme Court: DOMA and Prop 8

I spent most of the past two days either in transit or kept busy and away from the internet, which proves to be lousy timing, as I’ve been unable to post about either the SCOTUS’s heartbreaking evisceration of the Voting … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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NOM’s happy Black family

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

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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

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“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

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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

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