Posts Tagged ‘Same Sex Marriage’

Calif. moves to ban judges affiliated with Boy Scouts

April 22nd, 2014 No comments

by Patrick Howley

California is proposing to ban members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) from serving as judges because the Boy Scouts do not allow gay troop leaders, The Daily Caller has learned. Read more…

Have we lost our ability to disagree?

April 17th, 2014 Comments off

We have devolved.

That’s not news, except to those people who haven’t been paying attention. How long ago did we actually exercise our right to disagree with facility and reason, in this representative republic, this exercise in democracy? And especially, with dignity? Read more…

Notre Dame Students Spar Over Same-Sex Marriage

April 15th, 2014 Comments off

by Alexandra DeSanctis – University of Notre Dame on April 11, 2014

A war-of-words has engulfed the University of Notre Dame recently, with dueling student petitions dividing the campus and prompting a debate over whether the venerable Catholic university should take a stand in support of traditional marriage. Read more…

“I was jeered and spat at for defending marriage”

April 9th, 2014 Comments off


Recently I appeared in the audience of BBC’s Question Time in my home town of Brighton after a friend asked me to take their place at short notice.

When Marilyn Barmer stood up and nervously asked whether the first gay marriages due to take place in the city in the next 24 hours were a necessary piece of legislation, the temperature in the auditorium plummeted, the warm glow of good-natured yet passionate debate replaced by a glacial hostility. Read more…

Notre Dame Students Petition University to Make Clear Stand for True Definition of Marriage

April 8th, 2014 Comments off
This article was first published April 7, 2014, at

A number of students at the University of Notre Dame have formed a group seeking to refocus the national debate on marriage back to children and are petitioning the University’s administration to take a “strong stand in support of the true definition of marriage,” according to the Irish Rover. Read more…

How can you spot an anti-gay bigot?

March 17th, 2014 Comments off

Prominent writers recently wrestled with the following question: If a business declines to photograph a same sex wedding, does that automatically prove the owner is an “anti-gay bigot”?

Ross Douthat started the conversation with his op-ed at the New York Times which echoed the left’s mantra that the debate is over and same-sex marriage will soon win.  The only question remaining is, will gay rights activists honour freedom and “let the dissenters opt out,” or will they be pressured and sued into celebrating same sex marriages? Read more…

Yes, It’s Really Happening. This Woman Just Married A Dog

March 17th, 2014 Comments off

A woman in France married her dead fiancee in a cemetary so why not this?

by B. Christopher Agee

Whether they will ever receive the same level of legitimacy that our culture has afforded same-sex ‘marriage’ is unclear.

Social leftists have been quick to dismiss the argument that changing the time-tested definition of marriage would lead to increasingly unorthodox demands from individuals seeking to wed relatives, inanimate objects, or even their pets. Read more…

Gender, Discrimination, and Marriage

March 3rd, 2014 Comments off

by Kelly Bartlett

In the name of equality, same-sex marriage seeks to codify gender discrimination. But marriage welcomes everyone: husband and wife, father and mother, grandfather and grandmother.

My daughter was catching up on her college homework. Chapter Ten in her psychology textbook is titled “Sex and Gender.” It covers topics such as gender differences, similarities, and stereotypes. The chapter wends its way from transgender issues to sexual harassment to the glass ceiling, the invisible but real boundary in the workplace beyond which women are not welcome. The book defines sexism as “differential treatment of an individual on the basis of his or her sex.” Read more…

American Bans on Same-Sex Marriage Do Not Exist

February 21st, 2014 Comments off
By | February 20, 2014 at

In my home state of Indiana, legislators are currently debating a potential amendment to the state constitution.

Section 2 of the House Joint Resolution No. 3 (formerly HJR-6) suggested (but no longer fully suggests, as the second sentence was voted down by the House earlier this 2014) amending Article 1, Section 38 of Indiana’s Constitution to read as follows: Read more…

Heads up same-sex couples: You’re about to be married

February 21st, 2014 Comments off

Bad idea.

SEATTLE - Thousands of gay and lesbian domestic partners in Washington state who have not married or legally dissolved their unions by the end of June will have their relationships automatically converted to marriage – courtesy of the state.

It’s the final piece of the state’s same-sex marriage law – a provision about which many couples are apparently unaware and one sure to trigger some uncomfortable conversations. Read more…