Posts tagged "gay marriage"

“But Marriage is No Sacrament.”

From Gary Wills' new article at New York Review of Books:
The early church had no specific rite for marriage. This was left up to the secular authorities of the Roman Empire, since marriage is a legal concern for the legitimacy of heirs. When the Empire became Christian under Constantine, Christian emperors continued the imperial...

Preaching Out of the Closet

Amy Levin: It’s barely been a day and President Barack Obama’s personal endorsement (belief? affirmation? slow and agonizing compromise?) of same-sex marriage in an interview with ABC’s Robin Robert’s has spread like wildfire across the news, blog, and twitter spheres. Obama’s comments came just a day after North Carolina passed a ban...

A Germ of Believability

Abby Ohlheiser: So, did you hear that, following New York's lead, The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) now recognizes and embraces same-sex marriage? It's on the internet, so it must be true. Or not.

#gaymarriageNY

Kathryn Montalbano: After a 3-hour debate today in the New York State Assembly, the future of gay marriage in New York--and ultimately, the nation--remains unsolved and undistinguished from concurrent deliberation, including a property tax cap and New York City rent control. Meanwhile, rallies in Albany--for and against gay marriage--have highlighted the preeminence of the issue...

Gay Parenthood and the End of Paternity
as We Knew It

An exclusive excerpt from Unhitched:  Love, Marriage, and Family Values from West Hollywood to Western China (pp. 50-55), a book by Judith Stacey, released from NYU Press last month. by Judith Stacey Gay fathers were once as unthinkable as they were invisible. Now they are an undeniable part of the contemporary family landscape. During the same...

Religion Stories for the Week with Jeff Sharlet and Amy Sullivan

Today Bloggingheads.tv has posted a conversation on religion and the media between Jeff Sharlet, founder and contributing editor to The Revealer and author of the forthcoming C Street and Amy Sullivan, contributing writer with Time magazine.  The topics that they cover are:  the killing of 10 health workers/missionaries in Afghanistan; gay marriage; the "Ground...

Prop 2

Cidney Dutton: On Nov. 8, Texans will be voting on Proposition 2, a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Two editorials in a local paper, the Waco Tribune, give distinct justifications for the superfluity of this referendum. An October 17 editorial urged voters to reject “Prop 2″ as redundant, Texas already having legislated hetero-only marriage...

Partners in Life

Cidney Dutton: As reported by the Associated Press, nearly 200 Justices of the Peace of Connecticut gathered for a crash course on “civil unions,” which will become legal in the state on October 1st. At the conference, attendees were advised to pronounce couples “partners in life” rather than “husband and wife” at the end of...

Daily Links 22 June 2005

Miracle Meter Former Revealer Kathryn Joyce calls our attention to this startling “miracle” news:Ethiopian lions with feminist tendencies rescue 12-year-old girl from patriarchal folkways! There’s not really much to add to that, but we’ll take the opportunity to announce a newRevealer project, Media Miracle Meter. The next time you read about a miracle, email us at the.revealer at nyu.edu....

NY Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

In a 62-page decision issued this morning in New York City, State Supreme Court Justice Doris Ling-Cohan said that the New York State Constitution guarantees basic freedoms to lesbian and gay people—and that those rights are violated when same-sex couples are not allowed to marry. The ruling said the state Constitution requires same-sex couples to...

Alberta What’s On Your Mind?

In Alberta, one of five provinces left in Canada that has not legalized same-sex marriage, 500 protesters gathered outside the legislature to pray for God’s intercession in keeping the unions illegal.

Daily Links 24 January 2005

Don’t Play with Sri Lanka Evangelical relief workers have reached Sri Lanka, which has been a hotbed of religious contention since long before the tsunami. Christian missionaries there claim persecution at the hands of the Buddhist majority, citing the more than 100 churches which have been attacked by Buddhist extremists; and Buddhists charge that Christians...