There are a number of misconceptions about who is benefitted by the right to civil marriage, and why this right to marry was achieved. This post identifies some of these ideas.
Early on,Wolfson developed a master plan for winning marriage equality then set about making it happen. This plan in addition to Wolfson’s tireless energy was fundamental to the win, in addition to the timing.
Once the first marriage license was issued while she was in jail, the end was close, and the actions of today sealed it. But it is far from over.
Kim Davis wasn’t elected to be judge over others. She can personally believe same-sex couples are sinning and headed for Hell, but she has no right to use her personal opinions to take away other peoples’ rights. She is an elected public servant, not public moral judge.
The liability Davis faces is serious. Fines, possible jail time and even being removed from her elected position. There are two other ideas that I haven’t seen anyone really mention yet.
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.