2190 posts categorized "Families"

July 28, 2015

Kanye West's trans-affirming decency

There is so much hating on Kanye West, I thought I'd show you this video in which his decency shines. Caitlyn Jenner gives him credit for helping Kim Kardashian deal with Caitlyn's transition. And in case you forgot, Kanye came out strongly against homophobia in hip-hop ten years ago.

ICYMI: Senate appropriations bill emerges without D.C. riders

July 23, 2015

Gov. Beshear to county clerks: do your job or resign

Thank you, Governor.

July 14, 2015

Merkel says don't call it marriage

We have been at this as a front-burner issue for more than two decades, Chancellor. We're calling it marriage.

July 13, 2015

Same-sex couples apply for marriage licenses in Puerto Rico

Santorum calls for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage

This is the disconnect of fanatics like Santorum. He cannot accept the fact that a growing majority of Americans support marriage equality. How does he expect to pass the amendment? He really doesn't understand that he lives in a republic, and that he lost the argument.

July 11, 2015

Latest on the backlash

Virgin Islands governor signs marriage executive order

Love and courage in Beijing

July 10, 2015

Rubio gets a toehold on reality

Not that it matters, since any such amendment is even deader than it was before, but good for Sen. Rubio for facing reality. Now if only he would face reality on Cuba.

July 09, 2015

Puerto Rico’s ban on gay marriage officially nullified by appellate court

Dead-ender tries to pray away marriage equality

Wingnut Janet Porter thinks she can pray away the SCOTUS ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.

July 08, 2015

Kim Davis disapproves of your marriage

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Dear Kim, I believe that salute is properly made with the right hand. You're welcome.

July 07, 2015

Marriage News Watch

AFER's Matt Baume wraps up his Marriage News Watch.

July 06, 2015

A champion's kiss

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The first thing Abby Wambach did after winning the World Cup was to kiss her wife http://bit.ly/1ex9Oge

July 03, 2015

Nutty fundie lady wants you to stop getting married right now!

This car wreck of a viral video demonstrates the craziness of believing you own God's truth. This lady, Becky Wegner Rommel (who some say is from Michigan and some from Indiana), cannot stand the fact that even a majority of Christians supports marriage equality. They can't be Christian! Because she says so! A nice touch is when she quotes a non-existent biblical passage while rebuking us for not reading the Bible, which for some reason she seems to think holds unquestionable authority over our lives. A mind is a terribly thing to waste.

July 02, 2015

The Worst Reactions to Marriage Equality

Matt Baume at AFER looks at our 'winger friends who are losing their heads over the marriage equality victory.

Episcopal Church allows weddings for same-sex couples

Congrats to Bishop Gene Robinson and all who worked to achieve this.

July 01, 2015

5th Circuit: Obergefell is law of the land

Not that there was any doubt, except in the minds of foot-dragging right-wing demagogues.

The President Sings of Grace

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My latest column looks at the momentous events of last week and at how justice comes from recognition, as the president put it, of ourselves in each other. Here's a portion:

President Obama had the best week of his career last week, with victories on trade, fair housing, healthcare and marriage equality that cemented his legacy. But instead of taking a victory lap, he capped his week with a eulogy in the form of a sermon on grace.

Black churches have figured prominently in my thoughts lately. On Stonewall Sunday, going through my Twitter feed, I found a joint Father's Day sermon delivered the week before by the Revs. Otis Moss II and III at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. In addition to being LGBT-affirming, Trinity is famous for its tradition of prophetic preaching, thanks to video loops of its previous pastor, Jeremiah Wright, that roiled the 2008 presidential campaign.

Near the close of Justice Anthony Kennedy's marriage opinion, he gave a nod to Jim Obergefell: "As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death." Outside the court, Obergefell held a photo of his late husband and took a call from the president. The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington sang "The Star-Spangled Banner," tacitly embracing the words above the court's entrance: "Equal Justice Under Law."

The act of domestic terror that took the president to South Carolina later that day was intended by its perpetrator to start a race war. As Obama noted, however, when Dylann Roof murdered pastor and state senator Clementa Pinckney and eight other members of Charleston's Emanuel A.M.E. Church at a Bible study meeting, he did not account for the power of grace.

Read the whole thing here.

No, polygamy isn’t the next gay marriage

An excellent piece by our friend Jonathan Rauch on one of our opponents' favorite red herrings, which goes: gay marriage today, polygamy tomorrow!

I just want to marry one man. That apparently isn't scary enough, so they make up a nonexistent push for polygamy. That is historically a straight problem anyway. Why is it dumped on gay people? That whole argument is desperate. Essentially the argument is that any change requires making every conceivable change. No it doesn't. Next.

June 30, 2015

What Mother Church needs is not nicer words but change in doctrine

It would be nice if the bishops had the grace to use that text. But what is needed is doctrinal change, and there is no evidence that the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church have any intention of budging. Life is just too short.

Meet Louisiana's first same-sex married couple

I can't get enough of these joyous pictures.

Parents of the week supported their 8-year-old at NYC Pride

He danced down the street in style for a couple of miles.

EHN: 'massive resistance' to SCOTUS marriage ruling won't work

Amen, Congresswoman.

Colbert reads from SCOTUS dissents

LGBT Texans carry on the fight

With help from their friends, of course.

A county clerk who needs to lose her public paycheck

Dear Ms. Lang, take a hike.

Justice Scalia, not moving on

Dear Nino, rant away to your heart's content.

After marriage ruling, Southern states fall in line

"These are the days of miracle and wonder." (Paul Simon, "The Boy in the Bubble," Graceland)

Bristol Palin, abstinence evangelist, preggers with second baby out-of-wedlock

Inquisitr reports. I would show you a pic of Ms. Palin, but it just seems distasteful.

Our friend Charlie Rounds writes on FB:

This is the face of the gay haters - a woman who has lied over and over again about "abstinence" while having sex with multiple partners and then saying that gay people are disgusting. She is the face of the child-raping, multiple divorce, inter-racial gay hating Republicans and I am tired of all of you! As Margaret would say "Let's feed the poor" Clarence Thomas.

The wishful thinking of David Brooks

I see no evidence that this claim by David Brooks is more than wishful thinking: "Social conservatives are well equipped to repair this fabric, and to serve as messengers of love, dignity, commitment, communion and grace." There is nothing loving, dignified, nor graceful in their anti-gay slanders. Nor do I recognize my community in the description by Brooks.

Billo not feeling the rainbow

Please remind me of what O'Reilly said about the wrong-and-insulting guy waving a big Confederate flag outside the White House a while back.

Marriage equality arrives in Alabama as Roy Moore sows confusion

As Roy Moore sows confusion, love goes on.

June 26, 2015

A more perfect Union

Tonight, in honor of today's historic Supreme Court ruling for marriage equality, the White House is lit up with the colors of the rainbow.

Bonfire of the homophobes

It looks like some folks are getting ready to start a bonfire. Time to break out the marshmallows and weenies! But don't get too close to the fire. We don't want to get Santorum on our marshmallows, and certainly not on our weenies.

Gay Men's Chorus of Washington sings National Anthem after SCOTUS ruling

I am so proud today to be a co-founder of this chorus. Thanks, guys.

President Obama: 'Justice that arrives like a thunderbolt'

Thank you, Mr. President.

Supreme Court rules for marriage equality, cites Fourteenth Amendment

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We won marriage equality this morning by a 5-4 vote in the Supreme Court of the United States, and we won in a big way. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy writes for the majority:

The fundamental liberties protected by the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause extend to certain personal choices central to individual dignity and autonomy, including intimate choices defining personal identity and beliefs....

Applying these tenets, the Court has long held the right to marry is protected by the Constitution. For example, Loving v. Virginia....

The right of same-sex couples to marry is also derived from the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection. The Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause are connected in a profound way....

No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.

June 25, 2015

Hillary Clinton: All love is equal

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All love is equal. It's time for marriage equality. Stand with Hillary Clinton in the fight for all LGBT Americans to be able to live, learn, work, and marry free from discrimination: http://hrc.io/1SHZPDR

Posted by Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, June 24, 2015