I just read the news that North Carolina has passed a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. They already had a law that bans gay marriage. I guess that wasn't enough though....more
Actor Kirk Cameron talked to Piers Morgan on CNN this week and told him he wasn't a fan of homosexuality or of gay people getting married. Specifically:
"I think that it's - it's - it's unnatural. I think that it's - it's detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization."
Today holds particular importance to families like mine. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled today that Proposition 8 -- a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in California -- is not valid under the U.S. Constitution, a step that could lead to the right to marry nationwide.
but every year that goes by, every day perhaps, I grow further and further away from those roots. Today I read that the Pope of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, has declared to nearly 180 diplomats from various countries that pride of place goes to the family, based on the marriage of a man and a woman, and then ...more
While I have strong opinions, I have never felt qualified to write a blog post about same-sex parents. It was not until I saw this particular video of a very successful college student in Iowa, who just happened to be raised by a lesbian couple, that I finally felt qualified. I felt within my realm....more
I do not watch a lot of television. As a matter of fact, I watch very little television. Most nights, I simply sit in the living room and soak in the silence after I get the children tucked into bed. Occasionally, however, I will flip on the TV. For background noise, if nothing else. Last night was one such night. I don't watch Gray's Anatomy religiously. As a matter of fact, it's been quite a while since I have watched it at all....more
Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum became the first presidential candidates to sign "The Marriage Vow" written by a conservative Christian group. Even though the group has revised the vow to remove language that suggested black families were better off during slavery, the aim of the group is to protect monogamous Christian marriage as the only acceptable relationship, abolish the porn industry, deny the existence of homosexuality and generally regulate the personal lives of US Citizens....more
I've become more liberal as I get older. I think that the more 'spiritual' I get the less 'religious' I get. And the more I think about things, things like marriage, I start to think that they are constructions of society, they are not necessarily 'natural.' ...more
Wanna get married?Happy Pride Day!Today I feel so much pride myself. Proud to be a New Yorker. Proud to live in a state that has given the right to my lesbian and gay friends to marry. Because their love for one another is as real and valid as my love for my husband.So, gay and lesbian readers, if you want to come to New York to get married, I happen to be ordained (I’ve married four couples to date). It would be my privilege!...more
This week's installment of my blog on TheNextFamily.com is up! It talks about the first few days of our wedding trip! Check it out and leave some love...if you are so inclined :)http://thenextfamily.com/2011/06/lesbians-on-their-wedding-day/Be the change that you want to be in the world. ~ Gandhi...more
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