Same-Sex Marriage

Trump and Marriage Equality

Trump and Marriage Equality

There is a lot of chatter on Social Media about Trump ending marriage equality. In the midst of the pain and hurt so many of us are feeling, it is important not to exaggerate or make problems that don’t really exist, and this is one of them. First of all, Trump can’t simply end marriage equality. Nationally, marriage equality exists because the Supreme Court found that is was unconstitutional to keep same sex couples from[Read More…]

Why Marriage Equality Happened So Quickly

Why Marriage Equality Happened So Quickly

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.

September 16, 2015 0 comments Activism, Same-Sex Marriage
Pittsburgh Native Evan Wolfson to be Honored by City Council

Pittsburgh Native Evan Wolfson to be Honored by City Council

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.

September 15, 2015 0 comments Activism, Same-Sex Marriage
© Thomas Waters 2015

The Kim Davis Circus is Done but Far From Over.

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.

September 14, 2015 0 comments Activism, general, Same-Sex Marriage
Do Kim Davis’s Multiple Marriages Matter?

Do Kim Davis’s Multiple Marriages Matter?

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.

Why is Kim Davis fighting the US Supreme Court?

Why is Kim Davis fighting the US Supreme Court?

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.

All in the Family: How Homophobia is Learned

All in the Family: How Homophobia is Learned

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.”

Calling my husband, “husband.”

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…]

August 6, 2015 0 comments general, Getting Married!
Sims, Frankel and PA Leaders Issue Statement Regarding Marriage Decision

Sims, Frankel and PA Leaders Issue Statement Regarding Marriage Decision

The time for full non-discrimination protection for all Pennsylvanians is now.

June 26, 2015 Comments are Disabled Activism, LGBT Discrimination: Exploring Laws and Policies, Same-Sex Marriage
Why Marriage Might Matter to Single LGBTQ’s

Why Marriage Might Matter to Single LGBTQ’s

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.

June 18, 2015 Comments are Disabled Activism, LGBT Discrimination: Exploring Laws and Policies, Same-Sex Marriage
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