"The polls are very defective. If you look at the polls, most of them ask the question: Are you in favor of banning same-sex marriage? Now, we have no law that bans same-sex marriage. Any gay couple can get married— all they have to do is find a preacher or justice of the peace who will perform the ceremony. Show More Summary
It was striking that in the oral arguments in the Proposition 8 case before the Supreme Court so little credence was given to the connection between marriage and procreation.
On May 7th, Delaware became the eleventh state to legalize same-sex marriage. On May 14th, Minnesota became the twelfth. While that leaves thirty-eight states that haven't redefined marriage, we shouldn't deceive ourselves. As Rod Dreher recently pointed out in "The American Conservative," historians will one day remember our time as "a cultural revolution."
Say what? On the topic of gay rights, Schlafly said that she continues to oppose marriage equality despite having a gay son, but also seems to be under the impression that same-sex couples can already get married: “Any gay couple can get married— all they have to do is find a preacher or justice of [...]
By Jacob Combs The Nevada Assembly voted last night 27 to 14 to approve Senate Joint Resolution 13, a constitutional amendment that would end the state’s ban on marriages for same-sex couples and establish full marriage equality instead. The Nevada Senate approved SJR13 by a 12-9 vote in late April, and yesterday’s Assembly vote will [...]
In the year since the release of the book he co-authored with Maggie Gallagher, Debating Same-Sex Marriage, many of you have wondered why LGBT activist and gay man John Corvino (pic.) chose to link his name and literary gifts to...
The Nevada Assembly yesterday passed the final vote for this year on a constitutional amendment that would send same-sex marriage to the ballot in 2016, the Review Journal reports: Senate Joint Resolution 13 passed the Assembly on a 27-14 vote,...
Good news, everyone! Earlier today, the Nevada Assembly passed Senate Joint Resolution 13, a measure that would repeal the 2002 constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, by a vote of 27 to 14. Now all we have to do is wait until 2015 to find out if it will be placed on the November, 2016 ballot! Read more...
Apparently, for same-sex couples raising children, Mississippi — a state whose name was emblazoned in ignominious wanted-poster font about halfway through Django Unchained — really is like coming home, even more so than the traditionally more progressive geographical elbow-crook we call California. Read more...
It's going to take a while, but the trends are clear: A poll conducted this month for Vanderbilt University found that 49 percent of Tennesseans support gay marriage or civil unions while 46 percent are opposed to both, suggesting the...Show More Summary
We knew it wouldn’t take long for the marriage bug to start biting more states after Minnesota became the 13th to legalize same-sex marriage earlier this month. Though we still have a long battle in front of us, KOLO TV is reporting that Nevada may next in line. On Thursday, the Nevada Assembly Committee on [...]
Today the Nevada Assembly voted 27-14 to approve a constitutional amendment that would repeal the 2002 amendment banning same-sex marriage. Combined with the Senate approval from April, this completes the amendment’s first phase of approval. Both chambers must approve the measure a second time during 2015 legislative session, following which it will be advanced to [...]
A 78-year-old French far-right activist committed suicide at the altar of the Notre Dame cathedral on Tuesday by shooting himself in the mouth, three days after a law legalizing same-sex marriage came into effect. Police evacuated the...Show More Summary
How does same-sex marriage affect marriage’s relationship to procreation, given that infertiles couple may marry? A reader writes to me: “I have yet to hear a satisfying explanation for why same-sex couples must be excluded from the institution of marriage, but infertile couples or couples that are legally incapable of having children (e.g. Show More Summary
Why oh why can't we have a better press corps? Scott Lemieux: >Did Michael Kinsley Invent the Concept of Same-Sex Marriage?: [T]his great moment in unwarranted self-aggrandizement: "The first known mention of gay marriage is an article (“Here Comes the Groom” by Andrew Sullivan) commissioned by me and published in this magazine in 1989." I… wow. Show More Summary
Tensions heighten after suicide of far-right historian Dominique Venner at altar of Notre Dame cathedral First Post Gavin Mortimer LAST UPDATED AT 12:02 ON Thu 23 May 2013 ANYONE bemused by the Tory backbenchers opposing David Cameron's...Show More Summary
The State of Arizona and it’s Republican dominated government have tried to stop same-sex marriage, but on an even more local level they are being thwarted: In a state with a conservative edge, Bisbee, population 5,600, in early April became the first municipality in Arizona to legalize same-sex civil unions. On Tuesday, after threats by [...]
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom likes to be out front on issues. As San Francisco mayor, he approved same-sex marriages in City Hall even though they weren’t legal. He pushed for a first-of-its-kind ban on city pharmacies selling cigarettes. Show More Summary
With all the new states that have passed marriage equality legislation since last summer, what on Earth are they going to do with their Pride celebrations? A happy Pride is an equal Pride, and Maryland is the first to announce a mass wedding to mark the occasion and celebrate their hard work this year. Baltimore [...]
by Thaddeus Baklinski TALLINN, Estonia, May 21, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Estonian pro-family organization delivered over 38,000 signatures opposing same-sex "marriage" to the country's parliament last week. Spokesman for the Estonian Foundation for Defense of Family and Tradition, Slawomir Olejniczak,…