Category LGBT Rights

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~ The future of LA, an Elysium of sorts. ~ Why SCOTUS should not grant a stay, but they did it anyway, consequences be damned. ~ New Year's Eve arson attempt at Seattle gay bar, which eerily resembles the New Orleans UpStairs Lounge arson attack of 1973. ~ OMG, English departments have the power to […]

Skyline Church Same-Sex Marriage Debate — Part 4

For the final installment I'll shamelessly connect these remarks with my academic research interests. Perhaps one irony (that should not really seem like an irony to those who have read/listened to the statements from anti-gay activists) of the debate at Skyline was the pro SSM side imploring the congregation to love and accept those who […]

Skyline Church Same Sex Marriage Debate — Part 3

The few secular arguments against SSM that Morse and Gagnon offered either had no direct connection with LGBT people (Morse), or sought to pathologize homosexuality (Gagnon). Morse spent the majority of her presentation marshaling evidence that marriage as an institution has been eroding over the last 50 or so years—indeed Pew Research shows that the […]

Skyline Church Same-Sex Marriage Debate — Part 2

While I watched with the expectation that the participants would mostly discusses religious or ethical arguments for and against SSM, the arguments tended to confuse issues of civil (or secular) rights with religious belief. Perhaps that was inevitable given that the only persuasive arguments against SSM are grounded in the exegesis of religious texts; which […]

The Skyline Church Same-Sex Marriage Debate — Part 1

Given that the Supreme Court will soon rule on the constitutionality of California's Prop. 8 and the federal government's DOMA, I thought this as good a time as any to consider a few highlights in the same-sex marriage (henceforth SSM) debates, particularly those moments that strove for as dispassionate and rational a consideration of the […]

Debating Same-Sex Marriage

On my other blog, I’ve added a post on the recent debate on SSM that John Corvino and Maggie Gallagher had.