Tag Archive for Gay Marriage

Shout the Good News! Rick Warren’s Conversion

When accessing the political apologetics of evangelicals, it is tempting to deal with them on their own terms and question whether their contrition is perfect and sincere enough to remove the stain that their sins have placed on their souls. In Christian terms, forgiveness for sin requires a deep and sincere change of heart accompanied…

Rick Warren says he’s not Anti-Gay Marriage. Really?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYIWSyMrhRA[/youtube] Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren was a guest on the Larry King Show on CNN last night and said he’s not the anti-gay marriage advocate so many people claim he is.  See the You Tube video of last night’s show above. Here’s a transcript of his comments: Warren: “You know Larry, there was a…

Vermont Legalizes Gay Marriage

The New York Times is reporting that Vermont has become the fifth state to legalize Gay Marriage (Massachsetts, Connecticut. Iowa and California did early even thought Prop 8 has nullified the California ruling).  From the story: The Legislature voted Tuesday to override Gov. Jim Douglas’ veto of a bill allowing gays and lesbians to marry.…

Iowa’s Same Sex Marriage Decision: What it Says and What it Means

In 1998, the Iowa legislature, capitulating to a well-funded national campaign against gay marriage, amended the state’s marriage statute to define marriage as a union between only a man and a woman.Today, in a stunning, courageous, and powerfully written decision, the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the state’s anti-gay marriage statute is invalid because…

Iowa Supreme Court Overturns Gay Marriage Ban

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Supreme Court says the state’s same-sex marriage ban violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couples, making it the third state where gay marriage is legal. In a unanimous ruling issued Friday, the court upheld a 2007 Polk County District Court judge’s ruling that the law was unconstitutional.…

Prop 8: What’s Really at Stake for the California Supreme Court

The primary legal issue at tomorrow’s hearing before the California Supreme Court on the same sex marriage Prop 8 case is the narrow and extremely arcane question whether Prop 8 is an amendment to the state constitution or a revision of the state constitution. But appellate cases – and especially high profile and controversial appellate cases — are rarely decided on such narrow and arcane questions of law, even though lawyers and judges must pretend that they are. What’s really at stake in the Prop 8 case – and what will probably be the real deciding factor in the California Supreme Court’s decision – is the power and prestige of the California Supreme Court itself.

Today’s Equality Summit LiveBlog

In case you can’t be in LA today for Equality California’s Equality Summit, feel free to stop by my Twitter feed throughout the day today to check out my updates from the informative one-day summit on the aftermath of Prop H8 and what we can do now to win back our civil rights. I’ll try…