If Only the Pope Would Listen to Himself

This, ironically, is the Pope trying to make a point about homosexuality:

People dispute the idea that they have a nature, given to them by their bodily identity, that serves as a defining element of the human being. They deny their nature and decide that it is not something previously given to them, but that they [...]

Marriage is Winning

It’s been a bad year for the National Organization for Marriage. And yet they do need money do need to convince their supporters the battle is not lost. Allow me to share with you their year-end message, and also to insert my own little commentary.

NOM says:

Marriage is winning . . .

. . . with a marriage [...]

Chairman of the Board for Hypocrisy

John Eastman is all of the following:

Chairman of the Board for the National Organization for Marriage

Current professor and former Dean at Chapman University School of Law

A specialist in constitutional law and legal history

And…wait, there was one more. Oh, yeah:

Another conservative happy to chuck his principles so he can be anti-gay

Eastman has a commentary about Prop [...]

Just to clarify...

The vast majority of people opposed to same-sex marriage are religious.

But…

It does not logically follow that the vast majority of the religious are opposed to same-sex marriage.

Both sides need to be reminded of this now and then.

Who Are These Old-Fashioned Straights So Eager to Ditch Marriage?

Will marriage equality wreck people’s conception of marriage and destroy society? Our opponents think so. They put the idea in their legal arguments, and I recently mocked Nevada Judge Robert Jones for allowing the possibility in his ruling against us. For the sake of reasoned discourse, though, we ought to take this seriously for a [...]

Two Sentences

Sometimes two sentences is all it takes to make you cry.

The couple who received the very first marriage license, though, was Jane Abbott Lighty, 77, and Pete-e Peterson, 85, who have been together over 35 years. They met on a blind date in 1977 and believed they would die before they could legally wed.

That Anti-Gay Double Standard

The National Organization for Marriage is thrilled with a Nevada judge who ruled that banning same-sex marriage does not violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. NOM’s chairman writes:

In stark contrast to the findings of a rogue judge in California who himself was engaged in a long-term homosexual relationship, the federal court in Nevada [...]

Where You Stand Depends on Where You Sit

If you listen to enough religious programming on your commute (and I do) you’ll come across the Anthropic Principle, a sort of proof of God’s existence based on the idea that the conditions necessary for the emergence of human life in the universe are so unlikely that the universe must have been designed just for [...]