Tag Archive for homosexuality

Is Being Gay a Choice? Daily Pilot Commetary Suggests It Is

The past couple of Sundays, the commentary and opinion section of the Daily Pilot has had more than one commentary on gay marriage.  First, it was Judge Jim Gray’s column that suggested the government shpould be out of the marriage business — which is Libertarian-speak for let Churches decide who can marry which limits the…

Westboro Baptist Church will Protest ComicCon

  Those wackos from the Westboro Baptist Church are planning to protest this week’s ComicCon in San Diego under the guise that super heros and sci-fi characters represent “False Idols.”  It makes me wonder when they’re going to come to Anaheim and protest DisneyLand for those who worship Mickey Mouse, or the Nixon Library and…

Jon Stewart Moral Kombat: Taking On Values Voters

Last night, the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart took on the Values Voters Summit. (h/t) Huffington Post: Stewart first explored the irony of Bill O’Reilly accepting a media courage award at an event that bars the media, but quickly moved on to a speech given by Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-Okla.) chief of staff. Michael Schwartz, a…

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…

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.