Posts tagged "same sex marriage"

Is the number of same-sex marriages vastly overstated?

Pew Research Center says it is possible. Other research seems to be bearing it out: In new research presented at this month’s Population Association of America conference, bureau analysts reported that the 2010 census overcount of same-sex married couples may have been even worse than previously reported. When researchers matched census records for individual couples with... Read more »

Liberal, left, gay and lesbian fascism

Maybe all the people who demanded, then got and then applauded the forced resignation of Mozilla Firefox CEO Brendan Eich aren’t old enough to remember Sen. Joe McCarthy, McCarthyism and witch hunts. Or maybe they remember, and they just don’t care about people getting bounced from their careers for what they believe, and say because what... Read more »

Gay marriage, legalized pot and other signs of radical individualism

American political thought and practice have become so muddled that we need to think of new ways to insult each other. “Conservative wingnuts” and “liberal flakes” just won’t do any more. It’s because wingnuts and flakes increasingly are finding themselves allied. The fight over surveillance by the National Security Agency is illustrative. Libertarian Sen. Rand... Read more »
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Same-sex marriage is legal in Illinois and Hawaii, but it's still wrong

Every child has a right to a mother and a father That’s based on the fact that men and women are different, and each generally brings to the marriage arrangement different abilities, qualities and characteristics to child-rearing.Each of these benefits children in different ways, and in combination better makes for a complete person. This has got... Read more »

A loving response to Deb Mell’s beautiful homage to her wife

UPDATE: Read additional thoughts on Illinois’ approval of same-sex marriage in a later post. Who could not be touched by Chicago Ald. Deb Mell’s moving essay (“Perspective: Make marriage equal,” Chicago Tribune, Oct. 21, 2013) describing the love she has for her wife, Christin Baker? In revealing the details of their life together, their marriage in Iowa... Read more »

Another downside for children of same-sex couples

Now comes new evidence in the deeply emotional debate over the impact on children of same-sex marriage versus traditional marriage. The mere mention os this research will raise  hackles among those who insist that children of same sex couples grow up no different than children of men and women unions. But if we can get... Read more »
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Pope Francis on abortion, gays and same-sex marriage in the context of Catholic social teaching

Some commentators who have hailed Pope Francis’ supposed rejection on the church’s “pre-occupation with doctrine,” (i.e. abortion, gays, same-sex marriage)  have revealed a deep and troubling ignorance or misunderstanding of Catholic social teachings. The church always has been welcoming of all people, following Christ’s example of hanging out with sinners and speaking out for the... Read more »

Dear me, such hatred fills my email box

Folks in the ChicagoNow blog community recently discussed how you handle insulting, irrational and personal attacks for something that you have posted. Here’s a sample: In my regular Tuesday Chicago Tribune column today, I wrote about the consequences of the Supreme Court adopting the  ”equality” argument  in the same-sex debate. My e-mail folder filled with... Read more »

Media bend over for same-sex marriage

A Pew Research Center study found that media coverage is heavily skewed (by 5-t0-1) in favor of same sex marriage marriage–to no one’s surprise except, of course, much of the media. In a fight of bashfulness, some media ignored the news. The Pew Researchers say the unbalanced coverage has “provided a strong sense of momentum... Read more »
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Illinois legislators attack common sense values

While everyone’s attention has been focused on the Illinois legislature’s halting efforts to repair the state’s financial mess, those who wish to dismantle the traditional family and sexual mores are busy working in the shadows. They’re pushing bills through the legislature that would: • Weaken the teaching of the time-honored idea of “waiting until marriage”... Read more »
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