It’s two years since the U.S. Supreme Court returned its landmark decision in Obergefell V. Hodges, holding that it’s unconstitutional to deny same-sex couples the right to marry.
The benefits of DOMA's demise are both economic and psychological. But all marriages have burdens as well as benefits, and that is equally true of same-sex marriages because they will now be recognized by the federal government.
Sure, some of us are tired of gay weddings, and some of us are even more tired of gay parenting, but we'll never get tired of working on our marriages, just like anyone who's married. We're worth it. And so is marriage.
Fifteen years ago, Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The law remains on the books today, and it is a stark reminder of why so many Americans are so disgusted with the politics of Washington.
If anything can convince us that judicial elections should be ended, it is the current attempt in several states to oust judges for unpopular decisions. This is a chilling threat to the existence of an independent judiciary.
Over the recent couple of decades, due to economic and socio-political changes, that traditional gender archetypes can no longer be assumed and more to the point -- are in a process of reconstruction.
David Paterson's role in introducing and leading the fight for the legalization of same sex marriage is nothing short of stunning.
"Why do you people constantly flaunt your homosexuality?" the grandmotherly old lady said. "What do you mean 'flaunt?!'" I said, exasperated.
As outrageous as it may sound, heterosexual families will become stronger and stronger as more states follow Iowa's gay marriage ruling.
Just who do extreme, hyper-religious, xenophobic heterosexuals think they are, to create and impose legislation upon people that neither directly nor indirectly involves nor effects them adversely in any way? God?