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New Rights? Special Rights? No. The Same Rights.

A quote from the judge who ruled for marriage equality in Utah

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A Gay Dad Sounds Off on the Gutless Who Mask Bigotry as “Religious Freedom”

A wedding is one of the most popular and revered fixtures of modern culture. Children, particularly girls, are led to romanticize it. Television shows build whole ratings-grabbing boosts around their fictional renditions of it. Weddings are loved, they are hated, … Continue reading

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A Recovering Evangelical

A few weeks ago, I was in a discussion, although I was mostly listening to a former Universalist turned Roman Catholic, and a gay Episocpalian. We were comparing religious notes and it was a wonderful conversation. I mentioned that I … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Sounds Off About the Anti-gay Easter Dad

My ten year old son Jesse had big plans Easter morning.  He had set his alarm for 6 am.  His desire to rise early was not to go searching for the Easter basket the mystical bunny was likely to have … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad’s Bittersweet Belated Valentine to Meg Whitman

Last week was extraordinary.  The issue of same sex marriage was discussed more intelligently than ever before. In depth thought and information, including an outstanding synopsis by the American Sociological Association , appeared as amici briefs filed with the US … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Invitation to a Supreme Court Justice: Come to Dinner With My Family

Some of us are nervous to exhale.  Same Sex Marriage is before the Supreme Court. Just like the election had the “swing state factor,” so does this.  Justice Anthony Kennedy. Justice Kennedy was nominated to the Supreme Court by Ronald … Continue reading

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The Ten Questions You Should Answer Before Entering into Same Sex Marriage

We have turned a corner on the question of same sex marriage.  In this last year more states have extended basic civil rights to LGBT Americans, including California, thanks to a landmark SCOTUS decision, and the trend is not likely … Continue reading

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Civil Unions Not Equal

Good Signs Sunday This was inspired by the question from Rita Mayfield (Illinois House Democrat) “I’m still not clear on why they feel the need for marriage when you’ve got civil unions.” Here’s your answer Rita. All Good Signs Sunday … Continue reading

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The Secret Marriage

“The Secret Marriage” words and music by Sting, adapted from a melody by Hanns Eisler No earthly church has ever blessed our union No state has ever granted us permission No family bond has ever made us two No company … Continue reading

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Defriended Over a Wedding, a Straight Man Gains Perspective

My younger brother is gay. Gay as laughter. Gay as the day is long. One of the finest moments in my life, and one of the greatest compliments anyone has ever paid me, was the day he felt safe to … Continue reading

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