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prop 8 stands but times are a changing

Share the post “prop 8 stands but times are a changing” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint It is a curious oddity that perhaps the most progressive state in the USA does not support marriage equality for same sex couples. I adamantly hold to the premise that civil rights should not be subject to popular vote. To allow any majority to impose their will on any minority group’s civil rights…

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miss california’s boob-boo

Share the post “miss california’s boob-boo” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint I refrain from posts on the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). They hunger for a mention in any blog. This right wing hate-mongering group is attempting to position itself as the protectors of traditional marriage. Their take on recognizing same sex marriage is that it comes at a cost of victimizing those who are of different opinions on…

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gathering storm or just a weakening cold front

Share the post “gathering storm or just a weakening cold front” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint I guess since I blog here quite often about same sex marriage I should give my take on the Gathering Storm ad campaign for the National Organization for Marriage. It is an interesting take on this issue. The focus of the campaign is that religious liberties will be taken way if marriage equality…

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Iowa? Who would have thunk it??!!

Share the post “Iowa? Who would have thunk it??!!” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint It amazes me that same sex couples will soon be able to marry in Iowa but not in California. Did the coast suddenly shift to the Midwest? Will Des Moines become the next hot spot for gay couples? It is also amazing that this state has huge numbers of Lutherans who have struggled with LGBT…

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judge judy on larry king

Share the post “judge judy on larry king” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint The other night Judge Judy appeared on Larry King. She mostly spoke about the financial crisis. At the end of the interview Larry King asked her about California Proposition 8. Below are her comments from the CNN web site. I love Judge Judy. She is my guilty pleasure when I am home from work or on…

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what’s the meaning of inalienable

Share the post “what’s the meaning of inalienable” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint There has been a lot of press and blogging going on this week as Prop 8 proponents and opponents in California go before the California Supreme Court tomorrow to challenge the validity of the ballot initiative. Central to this legal challenge is the definition of civil rights and the ability to govern these though ballot initiatives….

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elca sexuality task force, the envelope please…

Share the post “elca sexuality task force, the envelope please…” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Last week the ELCA released the recommendations of the Studies on Sexuality Task Force. For those who are not Lutheran, here is quick summary to bring you up to date on what that task force is doing. Over the past 10+ years, the ELCA has been wrestling with sexuality issues, primarily the ordination of…

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the facts about the same sex marriage debate

Share the post “the facts about the same sex marriage debate” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint I am concluding this week of posts about same sex marriage with what I consider the facts. It’s about the disdain for gay people. Arguments against same sex marriage are almost totally based on the premise that homosexuality is bad and that’s why same sex marriage is bad. In civil marriage, the government…

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does same sex marriage degrade the value of “traditional” marriage?

Share the post “does same sex marriage degrade the value of “traditional” marriage?” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint This point is a quite interesting argument of opponents of same sex marriage. How do you define the value of marriage? It is often cited that about 43-50% of heterosexual couples in marriage will be divorced sometime in their lifetime. Infidelity is often reported around the 15-20% range for heterosexual couples….

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