Archive for the 'Marriage' Category

Vermont Legalizes Gay Marriage

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Homosexuality, Law, Legislation, Marriage, Sexuality, Vermont

And this time it was done through the legislative branch. So this is a much more significant win for equal rights advocates because people can’t pin this on “activist” judges. From WCAX: The Vt. Senate voted to override the governor’s veto of the same-sex marriage bill. This morning, the Senate voted 23 to 5 to […]

April 7th, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Why Gay Marriage Is Inevitable

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Homosexuality, Iowa, Marriage, Religion, Sexuality, Video

A speech from the Senate Majority Leader in Iowa sums it up pretty succinctly… This is why I’m telling folks that the marriage between the social conservatives and the fiscal conservatives is done. Because this next generation of voters favors progressive social policy in bigger numbers than any other generation in history. And fiscal conservatives […]

April 7th, 2009 | Permalink| 20 Comments »

Jon Stewart And Mike Huckabee Talk Gay Marriage

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Marriage, Religion, Sexuality

As I’ve stated on this blog before, I wish government would get out of the business of marriage altogether and simply grant people civil unions. That way it’s a legal contract and then anybody can get a marriage in the religious institution of their choice thus creating a very clear separation of church and state. […]

December 11th, 2008 | Permalink| 13 Comments »

A Republican Compromise On Gay Marriage

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in California, Law, Marriage, Religion, Sexuality, Supreme Court

Douglas W. Kmiec, a high profile lawyer in the Reagan and Poppy Bush administrations, lays out what he thinks is the solution to this gay marriage mess. Essentially, get the government out of the business of religious marriage, and instead create civil unions for all that are legally recognized by the government. That way you […]

November 20th, 2008 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Jon Stewart On Prop 8 Passage

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in California, Marriage, Race, Sexuality, Video

As usual, he’s pitch perfect… Yes, the idea that increased African American turnout may have helped passed this ridiculous discrimination so tragically ironic it hurts. I mean…69% supported this ban? In California?? Really??? Truly crazy stuff. And it proves, yet again, that discrimination knows no color and we have a long, long way to go […]

November 8th, 2008 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

What Now for Gay Marriage Supporters?

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in California, Civil Liberties, Marriage, Religion

I thought California’s Proposition 8 would fail and California would become the first state where the voters themselves actually voiced approval for gay marriage. Obviously, I was wrong. Turns out the progressive coalition that swept Barack Obama into office is not so progressive, at least not on the issue that many on the left consider […]

November 7th, 2008 | Permalink| 34 Comments »

Courts Legalize Same-Sex Marriage in Connecticut

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Connecticut, Marriage, Sexuality

Same-sex marriage is now legal in Connecticut by decree of the state’s supreme court. Once again, a matter that should be decided through the democratic process is usurped by the courts. What’s really unfortunate is that Connecticut was the first state to allow civil unions not because of a court order, but because of a […]

October 10th, 2008 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

First Gay Marriages Happening In California

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in California, Marriage, Sexuality

And fittingly, the very first one was performed for a couple how had been together 15 years and helped start this movement in California. Here’s their story from the LA Times: In Los Angeles County, longtime partners Diane Olson and Robin Tyler were the first and only same-sex couple to obtain a license Monday. […] […]

June 17th, 2008 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

The Problem With Court-Mandated Gay Marriage

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in California, Law, Marriage

As you all know by now, the march towards universally allowed gay marriage continued today. From my understanding, the specifics of the California case create a legal pathway to gay marriage without actually mandating the legalization of the practice. So I want to be clear, this post is inspired by today’s ruling but is not […]

May 15th, 2008 | Permalink| 24 Comments »

Gay Marriage Ban Overturned In California

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in California, Law, Marriage, Religion, Sexuality

Well done… SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The California Supreme Court has overturned a ban on gay marriage, paving the way for California to become the second state where gay and lesbian residents can marry. The case involved a series of lawsuits seeking to overturn a voter- approved law that defines marriage as a union between […]

May 15th, 2008 | Permalink| 18 Comments »