Postedon Jan 10, 2011 at 03:59 pm
Stephanie Coontz explains how marriage has been radically transformed over time and makes the case that marriage for same-sex couples is simply a logical extension of that transformation.
Postedon Jan 10, 2011 at 01:00 pm
The "Economist" debate between Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson and NOM's Maggie Gallagher concluded with almost two thirds of the online votes being 'yes' for marriage equality being legalized.
We thank those who voted and encourage everyone to keep having conversations and sharing your perspectives.
Postedon Jan 10, 2011 at 09:30 am
No more "Mother" and "Father" for the Obama administration's State Department.
The department has announced that it is replacing the traditional parental designations on its passport applications (see above) with the more contemporaneously correct "Parent One" and "Parent Two."
Postedon Jan 07, 2011 at 11:30 am
Bert Brandenburg: "For more than 200 years, a safety barrier has protected our nation's courts and our democracy. No matter how controversial the case or unpopular the ruling, no state or federal judge has been impeached for an opinion issued from the bench."
"In the next few months, that may change. The fight is being waged by political operatives in Iowa, but every state should be watching."
Postedon Jan 05, 2011 at 03:00 pm
Attorney General Gary King says out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples will likely be valid in New Mexico.
Postedon Jan 05, 2011 at 01:30 pm
The newly-elected governor of Rhode Island has used his first speech to urge the legalization of the freedom to marry:
"When marriage equality is the law in Rhode Island, we honor our forefathers who risked their lives and fortune in the pursuit of human equality. Rhode Island today must be as welcoming to all as [founder] Roger Williams intended it to be. Mark my words, these two actions will do more for economic growth in our state than any economic development loan."
Postedon Jan 05, 2011 at 09:30 am
Freedom to Marry's executive director, Evan Wolfson, and NOM's Maggie Gallagher have been engaged in an online debate on The Economist's website since Monday.
Check out the latest debate comments and cast your vote today.
Postedon Jan 04, 2011 at 11:30 am
The drive to legalize the freedom to marry — among other items — has set the stage for months of late-night hearings and high-stakes battles in the Rhode Island State House.