For me, personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.
President Obama, one year ago today
On our blog: read some reactions from our authors when the President affirmed his support for same-sex marriage on May 9, 2012.
While the Court mulls…we’d like to clear up some misunderstanding. Take the “recent” institution of gay marriage, as Justice Samuel Alito seems bent on calling it. Alito is trying to dissuade any major ruling on the grounds that evidence on the effects of same-sex marriage is too little, too soon….While, yes, the formal institution of gay marriage is recent, author Rodger Streitmatter reminds us that gay folks have been resourcefully affirming their own versions of marriage for centuries. In fact, they’ve found ways of making it work with or without our questionably-gay-Uncle Sam’s nodding approval.
A landmark day! A joy to tweet/His evolution is complete/Go forth & wed, all “I do’s” equal/Don’t-ask-don’t-tell gets gutsy sequel
Elinor Lipman on President Obama’s announcement May 9th in support of gay marriage