As you probably heard, the majority in the Sixth Circuit (Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee) ruled against equal marriage. The dissent is blistering. It starts on p. 43. Here’s the opening: The author of the majority opinion has drafted what would make an engrossing TED Talk or, possibly, an introductory lecture in Political Philosophy. But […]
My friend Deana pointed out that, as of today, there are 18 states (plus D.C.) who offer equal marriage, and an additional 7 states where marriages are on hold pending appeals. That’s half the states, folks. Plus Illinois will start issuing licenses on June 1, and we’re expecting to hear from Pennsylvania tomorrow. As a […]
I’ve never written up the specific incident that made gay marriage/equal marriage so important to me, but I think it’s time. I’ve mentioned some of the benefits I got from being married in my post How I Got Married and Donated a Liver, and allude to this story, but I thought it would be off-point […]
Several of my friends have, over the months this came out, held this up as a cool marriage proposal. I have to admit, I think it’s creepy. Why? Because, in my book, any marriage proposal designed to “sell” the woman into the thing, especially one that leverages a celebrity (e.g., Patrick Stewart) or family (as […]
Rick mailed me a link to this graphic this morning. Though I’m not sure of its provenance, it is brilliant.
Once upon a time, I was Libertarian enough that I didn’t really care about getting married, and I didn’t particularly want a state license for a relationship. However, I wound up in a relationship where a marriage license was important to the other person, and so we got married in June, 1996. I didn’t really […]
Unfortunately, the marriage “debate” has been heating up. This blog entry from John Scalzi has the most coherent comments on it. I’d already considered the argument, but not the rhetorical stance. So it’s pretty simple: If you actually want to defend marriage, you have defend all the legal marriages, and that includes the ones with […]