Results tagged “MARRIAGE EQUALITY” from Last Word

"All of those who have been invisible will now be visible to themselves and the whole world." — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie before signing marriage equality into law after lawmakers voted to legalize same-sex marriage in the Aloha State yesterday.  Join our e-mail list. Follow @metroweekly ... [Read]

"Whenever freedom and equality are affirmed, our country becomes stronger. By giving loving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry if they choose, Hawaii exemplifies the values we hold dear as a nation. I've always been proud to have been born in Hawaii, and today's vote makes me even prouder. And Michelle and I extend our best wishes to ... [Read]

"We hope that the Irish Churches will embrace the message of inclusion, which is shared by many Christians, and will not oppose the extension of full civil rights to gay and lesbian persons.  In particular we hope that the minority Protestant churches in Ireland will empathise with the minority gay community and support legal equality for all the people of ... [Read]

As Hawaii moves towards same-sex marriage becoming a legal possibility, with lawmakers convening for a special session this week to debate a bill that would legalise same-sex marriage in the state, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has started to air an advert denouncing same-sex marriage. The typically homophobic commercial once again stays clear of legal facts and uses rhetoric ... [Read]

"Even as both candidates have suggested the office of the attorney general isn't partisan, the political philosophies underpinning their candidacies make it clear that the role of the office, like law, is subject to interpretation. ... "Herring has said he wouldn't defend Virginia's anti-sodomy statute because it's clearly unconstitutional. Obenshain said he didn't know yet whether he had a ... [Read]

“This is the way a violent society develops.” Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, the archbishop of Paris, telling a gathering of French bishops April 16 that legalizing same-sex marriage could incite violence, arguing that differences between men and women are somehow key to managing societal friction, and that these differences will be ignored by marriage equality. French protests against marriage equality, ... [Read]

Pro-Gay United for Marriage Rally On Tuesday, March 26, a large rally is set to take place at the Supreme Court at 8:30 am. The address is 1 First Street NE, in Washington, DC. The rally was organized by United for Marriage (Light the Way to Justice), a coalition of diverse entities which, according to their website, began as ... [Read]

“The oddest of the strategies to condemn and isolate homosexuals is to propose that homosexual marriage is opposed to and a threat to heterosexual marriage, as if the marriage market is about to be cornered and monopolized by homosexuals. If this is not industrial capitalist paranoia, it at least follows the pattern of industrial capitalist competitiveness. We must destroy ... [Read]

In an interview with Piers Morgan on CNN, actor Kirk Cameron, best known for his role as Mike Seaver on the show Growing Pains, once again brought his opposition to same-sex marriage back into the public spotlight. When asked to open up on the hot-button political issue, Cameron confronted it with apprehension. "Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and ... [Read]

"It'll be nice to get a callous on the other hand." Neil Patrick Harris, at the launch party for Americans for Marriage Equality at the Calvin Klein Collection flagship on Monday, Nov. 28, on the potential for adding a wedding band to his ring finger. Despite their five-year engagement, Harris and his partner David Burtka still have not set a ... [Read]