Archive for August, 2014

Indiana Marriage: Nudging Uncontrollable Heterosexuals

In other words, the State of Indiana must control marriage, because if they didn’t, heterosexuals will have sex and make babies by mistake. Since same-sex couples don’t make babies by mistake, they don’t need to get married?

August 27, 2014 Comments are Disabled general, Same-Sex Marriage
Christians and Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Christians and Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Could someone please cite what marriage equality activist ever insisted marriage wouldn’t affect anyone? Because it never happened! No one ever suggested such a thing! What marriage equality activists said then and now, is that allowing same-sex couples the ability to protect their relationships as and their families with civil marriage wouldn’t harm any heterosexual marriage. That’s a really big difference.

Should we seek marriage equality at the ballot box?

Should we seek marriage equality at the ballot box?

Should efforts and resources be spent towards getting marriage equality accepted at the ballot box? Do you think there will be repercussions in the form of more restrictive legislation following a Supreme Court win similar to what happened following Roe v Wade?

August 22, 2014 Comments are Disabled Activism, general, Same-Sex Marriage
A look at why national marriage rights matter.

A look at why national marriage rights matter.

I so often hear people talk about LA or NYC- as if in those places gays and lesbians live all that differently than they do where I live, Pittsburgh PA. Yet where I am is light years ahead in terms of LGBTQ rights compared to some other locales. But LGBTQ rights, aren’t some esoteric mind thing, but real lives, real people and real families, loved ones and friends.

August 21, 2014 Comments are Disabled general
The search for Pittsburgh’s new police chief and Ferguson MO

The search for Pittsburgh’s new police chief and Ferguson MO

Who the City hires as a new police chief will be critical to how our future unfolds in terms of community/police relations.

August 15, 2014 Comments are Disabled general
Gender, sex and the fallacy of monolithic communities.

Gender, sex and the fallacy of monolithic communities.

It is structural and systemic- that we draw fault lines at any intersection when fear pops up or we get challenged in ways that make us uncomfortable.

August 6, 2014 Comments are Disabled general, Transgender Discrimination & Issues
Why so many marriage cases?

Why so many marriage cases?

But in reality, we can’t afford to not have same-sex marriage to protect and support the many, many same-sex couples and families that already exist and have been in existence.

August 6, 2014 Comments are Disabled general, Same-Sex Marriage
PA Rep Mike Kelly Introduces Pro-Discrimination Bill

PA Rep Mike Kelly Introduces Pro-Discrimination Bill

But the National Organization for Marriage, with the help of PA Rep Mike Kelly place religious convictions as more important than love.

Why people are homophobes.

Why people are homophobes.

What prompts homophobes to be so vocally horrific and hateful? I think if we understand some of that, we can weather whatever hate they are throwing our way without freaking out so much.

August 3, 2014 Comments are Disabled general, Same-Sex Marriage
Will same sex marriage see our first appeals loss next week?

Will same sex marriage see our first appeals loss next week?

We will most likely not have a decision immediately, but next week, cases for a four states make their way to the Sixth Circuit Appeals where a three judge panel may end in a split decision backing state discrimination against same sex couples.

August 1, 2014 Comments are Disabled general, Same-Sex Marriage
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