Homophobia is taught and learned within the family, which s one reason why anti-LGBTQ zealots fight so hard against the legal acknowledgement of same-sex relationships and the evolving definition of “family.”
For me, one of the smallest results of the recent Supreme Court marriage equality decision, is that I’ve started to refer to my husband in conversations, as “husband.” We had been together for 15 years prior to getting married, and married for about a year when the decision came down earlier this summer. Previously, even after getting married, I was more likely to use the word “partner.” My rationale was that we had been together[Read More…]
The time for full non-discrimination protection for all Pennsylvanians is now.
Heightened Scrutiny, and treating LGBT as a protected class opens the doors for full equality, and such a decision could bed part of the Supreme Courts ration ale in there decision expected before the end of the month.
My list my five reasons the Irish victory for marriage equality matters for Americans.
Are LGBTQ persons a protected class, and if not why shouldn’t they be?
Time will tell how these laws pan out. Some believe they will be ruled unconstitutional, others see a very long road ahead to undo the damage they are now doing. Time will tell.
Marriage Equality is all about the right to Civil Marriage and has nothing to do with the religious rite of marriage or the actions of religious institutions.
Attack efforts towards some bakers demonstrate a new tactic in the battle against LGBTQ Equality. They are designed to confuse the public about the purpose of non-discrimination laws and perpetuate a myth of Christian persecution.
Being gay or lesbian isn’t a choice. What gays and lesbians do choose is to accept themselves and embrace being who they are. And some of us choose to marry.