Redefining marriage in New Mexico would hurt equality

    In New Mexico the Left is attempting to change the definition of marriage– a sacred vow between one man and one woman. In New Mexico, marriage licenses are written to allow ONE MALE applicant and ONE FEMALE applicant.  The forms make it clear.  But beginning this fall something changed.  One county clerk just decided to order new marriage licenses– going around the law and printing | Read More »

    Kennedy was right, and Scalia was wrong on Windsor

    In his Windsor ruling that invalidated section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which has naturally been roundly criticized by the right, Justice Kennedy’s opinion hinged on the following passage: “DOMA seeks to injure the very class New York seeks to protect. By doing so it violates basic due process and equal protection principles applicable to the Federal Government. See U. S. Const., | Read More »

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    Why Christians Cannot Support Same Sex Marriage

    On March 28th, MJ Daniels wrote an article entitled Contra Erick: No Compromise, No Regrets in which he attempts to make the case for why Christians should support same sex marriage. I have given his essay a good bit of thought, and I have come to the conclusion that his position is simply wrong.  Same sex marriage and Christianity are mutually exclusive, and it is | Read More »

    When We Get it Wrong

    I’m posting these thoughts a bit late for The Day, but in the light of the past week’s multi-faceted discussion on same-sex marriage all across this site, I wanted to share a bit about one of the underappreciated messages of Easter that is particularly dear to me. Lots of folks across the RedState community have shared their Easter thoughts. I found these two, from the front page, particularly moving. Today | Read More »

    Live Free or Die: Adam and Eve is Not Equal to Steve and Steve or Eve and Eve: Definitions Matter

    We’ll never know for sure the exact reasons for the fall of the Roman Empire but many attribute it to a marked decline in morals, especially by the ruling classes that eventually spilled onto the general public. “Immoral and promiscuous sexual behavior including adultery and orgies was commonplace and celebrated in the Colosseum arena”, according to one source, Emperors such as Tiberius kept groups of young boys for his pleasure, | Read More »

    It’s A Taxation Issue, Not A Marriage Issue

    It's A Taxation Issue, Not A Marriage Issue

    The woman at the center of the DOMA battle, one part of the same sex marriage issue before SCOTUS: How did the Defense of Marriage Act end up at the Supreme Court? It’s because of , an 83-year-old widow and the plaintiff in United States v. Windsor. [...] When Speyer died in 2009, she left her estate to Windsor, who got hit with a $360,000 tax bill. | Read More »

    It’s A Taxation Issue, Not A Marriage Issue

    It's A Taxation Issue, Not A Marriage Issue

    The woman at the center of the DOMA battle, one part of the same sex marriage issue before SCOTUS: How did the Defense of Marriage Act end up at the Supreme Court? It’s because of , an 83-year-old widow and the plaintiff in United States v. Windsor. [...] When Speyer died in 2009, she left her estate to Windsor, who got hit with a $360,000 tax bill. | Read More »

    Gay Marriage, Geometry And Cheeseburgers

    The thing that drives me nuts the most about the same-sex marriage debate is the fact that so many of its proponents insist on equating “opposed to same-sex marriage” with “homophobic”.  These are radically different concepts.  Islamic leaders who think homosexuals should be executed?  Those are homophobes.  However, calling someone a homophobe simply because they oppose same-sex marriage is lazy thinking that is generally a symptom of not | Read More »

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    Democratic legislators flee… SAME-SEX MARRIAGE bill? [Fixed.]

    In Maryland? Apparently. Maryland has been trying to pass a same-sex marriage (SSM) bill for years – the last time they tried, its failure was a genuine shock to SSM supporters – and it did look like the latest version (HB 55, the “Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act”) would pass once it made it through the MD Senate (barely) last week. But before | Read More »

    No actual Presidential ‘evolution’ on SSM?

    Both Andrew Malcolm and Allahpundit are looking somewhat… askance… at President Obama’s apparent “evolution” on same-sex marriage (SSM).  I put “evolution” in scare quotes because there’s no real evidence that he’s actually changed his official opinion on the subject in any way that matters: which should have been apparent from the fact that precisely zero action towards legalizing SSM has been proposed by the President.  | Read More »

    No actual Presidential ‘evolution’ on SSM?

    Both Andrew Malcolm and Allahpundit are looking somewhat… askance… at President Obama’s apparent “evolution” on same-sex marriage (SSM).  I put “evolution” in scare quotes because there’s no real evidence that he’s actually changed his official opinion on the subject in any way that matters: which should have been apparent from the fact that precisely zero action towards legalizing SSM has been proposed by the President.  | Read More »

    Prop 1 succeeds in Maine.

    Unfortunately*. Voters in Maine on Tuesday overturned a law allowing same-sex couples to wed, dealing a fresh setback to the U.S. gay marriage movement in a race that attracted national attention. The law was approved by Maine’s Legislature in May but was not implemented after opponents gathered enough signatures to put the issue to a “people’s veto.” With 87 percent of precincts reporting, votes to | Read More »