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“Natural Law” Arguments Against Same Sex Marriage Break Down In Face of Evidence (Daniel Morris)

In their dissenting opinions in Obergefell v. Hodges, Justices Roberts and Scalia lamented the way in which the Supreme Court’s ruling would close off public debate about same-sex marriage. That debate, though, has been increasingly lopsided and narrow. It is increasingly lopsided because public opinion has moved dramatically in favor […]

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Orlando Slaughter Due Neither To Mass Killing Nor Terrorism But To America’s False Masculinity And Imperial Policies (Ludger Viefhues-Bailey)

As we grapple with the stunned silence of the mind that is an appropriate reaction to the horrific mass slaughter of more than 50 LGBT people during their celebration of Latin@ and queer love, we resort to well-worn templates to explain his violence: Was Omar Mateen an Islamic Terrorist motivated […]

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SCOTUS Decision on Marriage Equality Does Not Address The Underlying Issue of Economic Inequality (Alan Jay Richard)

This past weekend my Facebook and Twitter feeds were awash with rainbow colors and expressions of patriotic love for the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).

The Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges granting “marriage equality” to same sex couples coincided with Pride weekend in many places, including Houston, Texas, where I have lived a good part of my life. My straight friends were particularly effusive in their expressions of joy on my behalf, as if Obergefell v Hodges were the decisive moment when people like myself finally achieved equality.

It was as if this moment were marked somehow out as sacred.

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