Posts Tagged ‘same-sex marriage’

Marriage Equality Fight Still Not Over After Supreme Court Ruling

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Would you say the fight for reproductive rights is over in 2015? I didn’t think so. Much the same can be said for marriage equality, even after yesterday’s landmark Supreme Court ruling. Because no matter how much we may perceive a “rights issue” as finally reaching its pinnacle, in this case, capped by a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling making marriage equality the law in all 50 states, it doesn’t automatically change the minds of the regressive opposition. Passive-aggressive displays aside (i.e. Facebook profile photos suddenly awash in red/white/blue instead of the rainbow.), there are millions of Americans, typically Christian conservatives, who will…
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Actually It’s Not Adam, Eve, Or Steve

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It’s Adam and Eve, Not Adam and Steve. Well, thank you sir, that clears things up. So this phrase is unfortunately a common right-wing Christian argument against same-sex marriage. Yeah, they actually think this is a good line, that it carries a lot of weight, and it ends the debate. It is amusing when people are fully unaware of how ridiculous they sound in the midst of arguing a point that they believe to be a “finisher.” But it’s a lousy line, it has no clout for most Americans who do not take the Bible literally (or at all), and…
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Ideology And Wasted Taxpayer Dollars Stand In The Way Of Same-Sex Marriage In All 50 States

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Remember when the Supreme Court ruled the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional? That happened only 4 months ago, so it’s no surprise that state-level bans on same-sex marriage are still standing, waiting to be challenged in the courts. But let’s make one thing very clear, every Republican-led state that chooses to defend their same-sex marriage ban in court will do so with taxpayer dollars. If a federal ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional there’s pretty much zero chance state-level bans are not. So that means every time so-called “fiscal conservative” Republicans defend the indefensible they are wasting taxpayer dollars….
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Is Same-Sex Marriage Violating The Civil Rights Of Conservative Christians?

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A minority group of gay and lesbian citizens working to achieve civil rights parity with a majority group of Christian conservative citizens, does NOT result in a civil rights violation of said majority group. But don’t tell that to conservative Christians, who would have you believe they are the most persecuted group in America. Are Gay-Rights Laws Trampling on Freedom of Religion? – Alex Roarty – The Atlantic — Take the case of Elaine and Jonathan Huguenin, co-owners of a small Albuquerque, New Mexico, photography company. Last month, the New Mexico Supreme Court determined the couple had acted illegally in…
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Australian Prime Minister Delivers Articulate, Powerful Argument Supporting Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

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The Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, received a question from a Christian audience member asking why Rudd changed his position on same-sex marriage. The Prime Minister’s response is just about the best smack down of Christian opposition to marriage equality that I’ve seen to date, particularly by someone of high office. But his response is much more than a rebuke, it’s an incredibly articulate, powerful and persuasive argument in favor of same-sex marriage. And the best this Christian could muster was to say “marriage is between husbands and wives, and Jesus said…” I don’t need to continue, you get…
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