Posts tagged "same sex marriage"

An update on John McAdams, Marquette University prof punished for defending a student's right to disagree

Earlier this year, I wrote (here and here) about Marquette University professor John McAdams who was suspended without pay for defending a student’s right to disagree with his professor. The student had disagreed with the teacher’s demand that gay marriage could not be discussed in her class. The student had taken the side of the Catholic Church in... Read more »

Some same-sex couples will have to be married to receive state benefits

More states will be granting benefits to married same-sex couples now that the Supreme Court has mandated gay marriage throughout the land. But at the same time, some states that provided benefits for domestic partners now are ending the practice. So, a word to the wise: If you want the benefits, get married. And be... Read more »

Federal Judge David Bunning makes a martyr out of Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis for refusing to issue gay marriage licenses

She follows in the footsteps of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. U.S. District Judge David Bunning said he had no choice but to jail Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. And while I support traditional marriage between a man and a woman exclusively, he indeed had... Read more »
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Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling threatens religious liberty

The world isn’t coming to an end now that same-sex marriage is legal in all states. But the way that the U.S. Supreme Court forced this historic change on everyone is a clear, present and grave danger. In Obergefell v. Hodges, the court unnecessarily interrupted the formation of a national consensus approving gay marriage and... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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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