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The first to mention Hitler shouldn’t always lose…

Sunday, July 15, 2012
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The vilification of gays is not new -- but what is now new here in America is how it is being medicalized in public discussions about public health and safety. Not only are we hearing vitriol about how gays pervert and subvert culture and national security, we’re beginning to hear how homosexuality is a public health menace. Believe me: This kicks the crazy up a notch...

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Let’s be rational, logical and real: Sex is not a sin

Sunday, July 15, 2012
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Today's freedom for the sexual expression of our love for each other is recognised as the individual human right to determine with whom we wish to have an ejaculation, so long as that is what they want as well. If you both want to do so regularly, then you should have the freedom to marry each other.

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On marriage, Germany hasn’t evolved beyond seedy beer hall discussions

Saturday, July 14, 2012
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Should Heather be allowed to marry Maria, or should John and Tom be allowed to tie the knot? Of course, because same-sex marriage doesn’t harm anyone but brings joy to two people. Unfortunately, Germany – a supposedly progressive country – hasn’t evolved beyond the level of seedy beer hall discussions. We have not yet freed ourselves from old prejudices...

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An Open Letter to Maggie Gallagher

Thursday, July 12, 2012
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I’ve been really understanding of Maggie Gallagher since meeting her. I may vehemently disagree with her on every point, but I did think the rhetoric could become more civil. Less name calling, more substance. But honestly, her latest just ticks me off to no end. “A society that is serious about marriage would gently stand up to gay people and say ‘not this, not now.’ Changes in law are hard to undo, once they are institutionalized. I did not decide to debate gay marriage, gay-marriage advocates did. I responded to the challenge.”

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National Organization for Marriage to Kirk Cameron: You’re Hired!

Thursday, July 12, 2012
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Hey, remember a few months ago, when the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) got caught in court documents blatantly trying to create resentment between the LGBT community and other minority groups? Remember how nestled in those court documents, among all their underhanded race-baiting tactics, was the revelation that they were also seeking out “non-cognitive elites” to be celebrity spokespeople for their anti-LGBT cause? Well they finally got one...

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The Catholic Church has no place attacking same-sex parenting

Monday, July 9, 2012
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With all due respect because I am not attempting to disrespect anyone of the Catholic faith, if we compared the two entities, just who has less credibility when it the harming of children: An entity pushing a bad study while it’s not covering up the activities of priests exploiting children as sex objects, - or - same-sex couples, many who open their homes to children who need love and support?

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PFLAG resource aims to help ‘change the hearts and minds of co-religionists’

Monday, July 9, 2012
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My experience with the civil rights movement of the 1960s (yes, I am that old), makes me realize that the civil rights legislation that ultimately became the law of the land for racial, ethnic, and religious minorities could not have passed without the support of the white majority. More so, it required a real change in attitude on the part of a number of religious traditions and their support to make it a reality...

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A priceless gift: Loving our Mormon LGBT children

Sunday, July 8, 2012
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I was one of the lucky ones. When I came out to my mom at the age of 22 (in a moving car no less), her first reaction to my stammered, “I’m gay mom,” was to reach out, hold my hand and say, “honey, the only thing that matters to me, is that you are happy.” Everything that happened since, and everything that I now am, can be traced to that moment...

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Thoughts on Anderson Cooper and the ‘private lives’ of LGBT people

Thursday, July 5, 2012
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Anderson Cooper’s decision to come out sets a great example for LGBT youth and brings hope to those who still suffer with internalized homophobia, bullying, or ostracism. And high-profile, successful LGBTs like Anderson Cooper undermine one of the most malicious lies made by the anti-gay movement: that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people are broken, unhappy, and empty simply because of who they are and who they love.

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John Roberts and the future of marriage for gay and lesbian couples

Wednesday, July 4, 2012
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Chief Justice John Roberts’s surprise vote in the Affordable Care Act case is a signal that no one can definitively count out his vote — or that of any other justice — as the legal battle for marriage equality goes forward. The Court has not decided a major case involving government discrimination against LGBT people since Roberts took over as Chief Justice. The Roberts Court cases that have touched on LGBT issues offer few clues to how the Chief Justice might approach such a case...

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