The repeal of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) has huge legal consequences for same-sex couples. The United States does a lot to facilitate families and shouldn't all families have that support? Here are nearly 30 reasons why gay people should have the right to get married.
While the jury is still out on whether or not the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will still stand, how can this affect straight marriages, already acknowledged by law? What is it about the idea of gay marriage that seems to threaten people so much that they try to pass laws against it?
As someone who was raised in the Catholic faith, yet considers himself socially liberal, I understand the moral conundrum faced by millions of people who want the freedom to love who and how they want—yet also want to be true to their religion. But is it reasonable to expect a 2,000-year-old institution to change its belief system just to suit our modern lifestyles?
On November 6, 2012, Maine became the first state in the country to approve gay by voter referendum. Most same-sex couples celebrated the news. But, presented with the possibility of getting married, other gay couples began reacting in an unexpected way.
Let's be honest. Manti Te'o and your stalker please leave the news headlines. I'm sure Manti would appreciate that. And as for the confused Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, while molestation may have led to some of your actions, being gay is in the DNA and not to be compared to a "drug addiction." If you want to be cured then go to a liars anonymous group to be healed or continue to chat with Dr. Phil because he's bound to get you straightened out.
I was never one of those little girls who dreamed of her wedding day. In fact, I've only vaguely considered it. I know I want an elegant, traditional ceremony. I imagine my future wife in a white dress, bouquets of lilies and guests celebrating the most important day of our lives. My hope of a traditional wedding, however, ends there. There’s no such thing as a traditional gay wedding ... not yet, anyway.
On Friday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear two cases, one regarding the legality of gay marriage and whether the federal rights granted to heterosexual couples should also be granted to same sex couples. Depending on how they decide by next summer, gay marriage could be legal in the United States!
This weekend, Washington state celebrated its first same-sex marriages. Last month, Washington, Maryland and Maine became the first three states to legalize gay marriage via the popular vote. Marriage equality, as we've pointed out before, has been one of the big winners in this year's presidential election. But how are these strides impacting the public's perception of gay unions, alternative relationships and the traditional relationship model? As one columnist voiced, "will promiscuity define young gays forever? I don't think so."
Could same sex couples finally have an answer on the question of gay marriage? The courts and country have been split on the issue, effectively leaving the future marriage and fate of gay and lesbian couples up in the air - until now.
Yesterday saw victories not just for Democrats, but for supporters of marriage equality too. Citizens of four states said 'yes, marriage should be legal for everyone!', and now it's up to legislation to officially follow suit.
For some couples, getting pregnant means rushing to the alter. But for Dax Sheppard and Kristen Bell being engaged is probably as close as they will get to exchanging vows ... for now anyway! The 'When in Rome' costars have been engaged since 2009 and are now expecting their first child together!
California recently became the first state in the nation to ban conversion therapy for LGBT people. This good news has caused me to remember my own coming out process and how difficult that was.
The 2012 political season is in full swing. The first of three Presidential Debates, has faded into history like a bad one-night stand. Obama and Romney both had things to say, just ask the pundits, however, somebody (Romney) seems to have cleaned the sheets on Obama. That’s really neither here nor there. Or is it?
This week, I was introduced to a little show called "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." I have heard people joke and make fun of the show but I had never taken time out to pay it any attention. Just hearing the title made me curious enough to ask: What the hell is a "Honey Boo Boo"?
Webster's defines "dowry" as the money, goods or estate that a wife brings to her husband at marriage. They define "diarrhea" as, well, you probably know that one, especially if you love coffee and Thai food. But now, a story out of Hong Kong has convinced us to coin the term "dowrrhea."