Postedon Oct 06, 2010 at 10:15 am
The 2010 Texas Lyceum poll was released Tuesday, and for the second straight year, more than half of respondents said they support some form of legal relationship status for same-sex couples — whether it be civil unions or marriage.
Postedon Oct 05, 2010 at 02:00 pm
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), run by Maggie Gallagher and her sidekick, Brian Brown, has spent tens of millions of dollars in the past three years to bully and bash lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people and anyone who dares to support their full equality.
Postedon Sep 30, 2010 at 08:15 am
The New York Times editorial board criticizes campaigns against justices around the country, including an anti-gay campaign against the three Iowa Supreme Court justices who ruled in favor of marriage for lesbian and gay couples in the state.
Postedon Sep 16, 2010 at 03:00 pm
A Baptist congregation that welcomes gay parishioners severed ties with the state's largest Baptist group, saying it would rather go its separate way than exclude people because of their sexual orientation.
Postedon Aug 17, 2010 at 09:30 am
William K. Black discusses the motives behind anti-gay Notre Dame Law School Professor Gerard Bradley's comments on the Prop 8 ruling: "Bradley recognizes that whether we describe these 'traditional attitudes' as revulsion, discrimination, or homophobia, they provide no rational basis for laws that discriminate against homosexuals."
Postedon Aug 13, 2010 at 10:20 am
Linda Greenhouse: "Given that last week’s decision is most unlikely to be the last word, the real contribution of Judge Walker’s fact-filled opinion, and of the trial that preceded it, may be to enable a better informed public conversation.
Knowledge can change perceptions, which in turn can change reality.
Postedon Jun 21, 2010 at 02:05 pm
The 2010 GOP platform in Texas supports laws that criminalize sodomy and suggests that straight people who support the freedom to marry should be penalized with jail time.
Postedon May 12, 2010 at 10:25 am
Former First Lady Laura Bush discussed her views on the freedom to marry and abortion on Larry King last night.
She said committed gay couples should have the same rights as everyone else and believes acceptance of it [marriage equality] is a "generational thing."
Postedon May 04, 2010 at 04:59 pm
It's only been two months since the District of Columbia legalized the freedom to marry, but local attorney Lawrence Jacobs is already cautioning his clients: Marriage may be allowed, but divorce will be much harder to do.
While the District and five states have legalized marriage equality and consequently allow divorces, granting divorces to same-sex couples elsewhere is often murky. As married same-sex couples cross into states that explicitly ban or don't recognize the freedom to marry, they face a dilemma.
Postedon May 03, 2010 at 05:10 pm
D-I-V-O-R-C-E can be pure "H-E-double L," as Tammy Wynette sang, but what if the government decides to get in the act and puts you in a legal and relationship limbo that promises to last for months, perhaps years.
That is what is facing two Texas couples — a pair of men and a pair of women — who fell in love and married in Massachusetts and then fell out of love in Texas.