Same Sex Marriage. How Much More Popular is Same-Sex Marriage Today Than in 1989?
It is easy not to notice the morals of society changing over time but this recent poll has shown the incredible difference in just a quarter of a century in attitude towards same-sex marriage. – md567310
Same-sex Marriage is an Equality Issue. “[T]he freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men.”
The United States has gone through many periods in history where equality was the issue whether it was Women's rights or African American's rights. It is 2014 and we are dealing with equality again, only it is for Gay rights. – md567310
Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. at 12 (1967) Generally speaking states get to decide who can marry. For example, New Hampshire, along with eight other states and Washington, D.C., have passed laws that recognize same-sex marriage. What people using the #samesexmarriage hashtag have to say via Twitter.
Twitter is an incredible outlet for social change and gives us a first hand look at what society thinks about a certain issue. – md567310
President Obama - "Gay Couples Should Be Able to Get Married"- ABC NEWS EXCLUSIVE.
Coming straight from President Obama himself, "I have always been adamant that gay and lesbian American's should be treated fairly and equally." Having a President with these views is one step closer to equality. – md567310
Awesome Marriage Equality Ad in Ireland. Home Depot Marriage Proposal. Yep, Ellen is Gay - Her Gay Marriage Announcement. MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - SAME LOVE feat. MARY LAMBERT (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
When you are a famous musical artist you have the perfect platform to reach out to people. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took advantage of their place in society to raise awareness on one of today's pressing issues through their song, Same Love. – md567310
History was Made During Live Performance of "Same Love" Macklemore hit the stage at the Staples Center on Sunday (Jan. 26) for a performance at the 56th annual Grammy Awards.
The 30-year-old rapper was joined for the gig by his producing partner, Ryan Lewis, and singer Mary Lambert to play the hit single "Same Love. " The performance was taken to another level with the addition of Madonna, who lent her vocals to the "Heist" track by transitioning into a rendition of "Open Your Heart. " Hours before the show, news leaked that Macklemore and Madonna's performance would host the marriage ceremonies of 33 couples, to be officiated by Queen Latifah. "Same Love" was nominated for Song of the Year at the awards show. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were also nominated for Best New Artist, Album of the Year and Best Rap Album for "The Heist," Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for "Thrift Shop" and Best Music Video for "Can't Hold Us. " The 2014 Grammys are the first time Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have been nominated for awards from The Recording Academy.
Jason Collins Makes History As First Openly Gay NBA Player.
We are seeing more and more people in the public eye coming out to the world and finally being able to be themselves. – md567310
Opponents of Gay Marriage Think Their Own Union Is Unshakable. Opponents of same-sex marriage worry that extending the institution's rights to gay people will harm heterosexual marriages.
It is interesting that those who oppose gay marriage believe that it will ruin the sacrament of marriage, when nowadays the percentage of marriages that end in divorce are higher than ever. What makes them think that their union is unshakable? Because it is not. – md567310
But a new study suggests that no one really believes their own relationships are at risk — only other people's.
The study is a demonstration of the "third-person perception," a common psychological bias in which people are convinced that others are much more influenced by outside sources such as media and advertising than they themselves are. Gay Couples React to Anti-Gay Marriage Ads. Wave Of Anti-Gay Attacks in NYC. NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Concern and fear have been on the rise amid a spike in anti-gay violence in Manhattan, including a cold-blooded killing in Greenwich Village over the weekend.
A string of anti-gay violence has broke out in a city where gay rights are most equal. – md567310
As CBS 2’s Dick Brennan reported Monday, the latest victim, 32-year-old Mark Carson, was shot and killed early Saturday morning by a man who first called him and his partner “f***ots” and asked if they were “gay wrestlers.”
Now, the community is rallying against hate, and police are increasing patrols in some neighborhoods – in the wake of five anti-gay attacks in the past two weeks. “We’re angry, and we want our leaders to lead and change the situation,” said Jordan Friedman of the West Village. An Angry Community Rallies In Response To String Of Anti-Gay Attacks WCBS 880's Alex Silverman Reports Hundreds of people gathered Monday evening for a rally against hate at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, at 208 W. 13th St. “Everybody’s talking about hate,” Doug said. Documentary: "The Problem with Same-Sex Marriage"
This documentary comes from a different view and takes a look at the affect same-sex marriage is having on our society. – md567310
Louisiana gay marriage ban upheld by federal judge. U.S.
District Judge Martin Feldman issued a ruling Wednesday (Sept. 3) upholding Louisiana's ban on gay marriage, breaking a string of 20-plus court victories for supporters of same-sex marriage since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act last year. A spokesman for the Forum on Equality, which represents three same-sex couples suing state officials over the ban, said the plaintiffs will appeal Feldman's ruling to the 5th U.S. My Own Mother Tried to Scare Me Out of Being "Who I'm Supposed To Be" Note: This segment contains strong language that may not be appropriate for all audiences.
Nathan Hoskins knew he was gay from a young age, but had to hide who he really was for most of his life for his own safety from his mother. Hoskins tells his horrific story and how he realized he could never be anyone else but himself. – md567310
Nathan Hoskins told Sally Evans the story of how his mother tried to scare him out of being gay, during a visit to StoryCorps in Lexington, Ky.
StoryCorps hide caption toggle caption StoryCorps Nathan Hoskins told Sally Evans the story of how his mother tried to scare him out of being gay, during a visit to StoryCorps in Lexington, Ky. StoryCorps Nathan Hoskins knew from an early age that he was gay. "When I was in sixth grade, I had met a good friend and he wasn't interested in girls," Hoskins, who's now 33, tells his friend Sally Evans. "I asked him for it, and he said it was so special that he mailed it," he says. As Hoskins rode the school bus home, he tried to think of ways to intercept the card. "But when I got off the bus, Mom had already checked the mail," he says.
What The Hell Just Happened In Kansas? The bill that just overwhelmingly passed the Kansas House of Representatives is quite something.
Is it 2014 or the 1950s and 1960s in Kansas? Kansas just passed a bill that allows business owners to put up signs that say "No Gays Served." It is as if we are back in the Civil Rights Era with the Jim Crow laws. There is no room for discrimination like this in modern times and something needs to be done. – md567310
You can read it in its entirety here.
It is premised on the notion that the most pressing injustice in Kansas right now is the persecution some religious people are allegedly experiencing at the hands of homosexuals. As Rush Limbaugh recently noted, “They’re under assault. You say, ‘Heterosexuality may be 95, 98 percent of the population.’ They’re under assault by the 2 to 5 percent that are homosexual.” Discrimination is horrible. The remedy for such a terrible threat is, however, state support for more discrimination.
THE CASE AGAINST 8 an HBO Documentary. Same-sex Marriage Sanity. What is the rational basis for laws that deprive gay and lesbian couples of the right to wed?
Defenders of Proposition 8 were unable to give reasons as to how same-sex marriage threatens the traditional institution of marriage making their case weak. – md567310
The arguments that have emerged so far — that same-sex marriage is bad for child-rearing and that it damages heterosexual unions — fall apart under the slightest scrutiny.
A judge in Massachusetts recognized this in a case involving the federal Defense of Marriage Act; now the judge in the lawsuit against California's Proposition 8 should do the same. In declaring the federal marriage act unconstitutional last week, U.S. District Judge Joseph Tauro noted that when Congress passed the law in 1996, supporters said it would "encourage responsible procreation and child-rearing" and protect traditional heterosexual marriage. The law recognizes only heterosexual marriage for federal purposes.