Some media outlets are falsely reporting that GLBT America is backing away from a full call for marriage equality. But from my perspective, the movement is not slowing down. Most of us realized that we cannot allow temporary setbacks, such as the recent election, to dilute or diminish our resolve.
...as Benjamin Franklin once said, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately. Antigay priests and ministers must not be the only religious figures with a say in gay rights: It’s time for pro-gay religious leaders and our secular allies to present a united front.
Even if every antigay statewide ballot initiative wins approval on Election Day, argues the country’s leading same-sex marriage activist, the discussion surrounding them will have moved us closer to equality in the long run. After all, we have the truth on our side.
If you ask our columnist, the October 8 gay boycott doesn’t go far enough. It’s time to let antigay states form an imperfect union of the benighted and for every self-respecting gay man and lesbian to leave for more-enlightened homelands.
Justin Deabler is a lawyer in New York City, but he may be better known to millions of TV viewers as a Hawaii cast member of MTV’s The Real World. Like most gay men and lesbians, he is furious that the president and conservative lawmakers are backing the Federal Marriage Amendment. To him, the president is trashing the country’s most precious document for short-term political gain