Guest Voices: gay


Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 12/31/2012

Keeping the faith: 2012 in gay rights victories

Advances made in religious circles towards LGBT equality would have been deemed wish lists even a year ago, says writer.

By Becky Garrison  |  01:57 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Becky Garrison; gay marriage; same-sex marriage; Episcopal Church; GLAAD; LGBT equality; LGBT; religious circles; faith communities; discrimination; same-sex couples; transgender rights

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 12/28/2012

A new birth: Faith and equality for LGBT youth, families and the nation

Let’s resolve to end overt and subtle violence against LGBT citizens, says gay rights advocate.

By Brent Childers  |  04:30 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brent Childers; Faith and Equality; Faith In Action; LGBT; LGBT youth; lesbian gay bisexual transgender; discrimination

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 12/16/2012

Can the First Husband talk about marriage?

Researchers offer America’s leaders, including President Obama, a marriage agenda.

By Elizabeth Marquardt and W. Bradford Wilcox  |  05:01 PM ET, 12/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elizabeth Marquardt; W. Bradford Wilcox; President Barack Obama; President Obama; Obamas; marriage; families; same-sex marriage; gay marriage

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 12/10/2012

A holy impatience: Supreme Court must right a great wrong on marriage

Now is the time for the court to act, not wait when it takes up same-sex marriage cases, says theologian.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  01:01 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite; Advent; Christmas; same-sex marriage; gay marriage; Supreme Court; marriage equality; gay; lesbian; bisexual; transgender

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 11/05/2012

‘With Liberty and Justice for ALL’

Md. pastor says the state should not codify discrimination because of who people choose to love.

By Delman Coates  |  01:11 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Question 6; same-sex marriage; Delman Coates; gay marriage; faith; politics; election 2012; campaign 2012

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 11/02/2012

My mom’s gay wedding

Author wishes she were alive to witness the developments around the gay marriage ballot initiatives.

By Robert V. Taylor  |  05:38 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  same-sex marriage; Maryland; Washington; Maine; gay marriage; Robert V. Taylor

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Wolpe on Brandon’s Holocaust analogy: ‘It is stupidity on stilts’

L.A. rabbi thinks it’s time for Holocaust references to be off limits to “manifest idiots.”

By David Wolpe  |  02:07 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pastor Brandon; Hitler; Holocaust; gay marraiage; same-sex marriage; Minnesota for Marriage; Rabbi Wolpe

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 10/26/2012

‘These aren’t my grandfather’s Knights of Columbus. And that’s a shame!’

Author is troubled by Catholic group’s politicized activities such as financing gay marriage bans.

By Marianne T. Duddy-Burke  |  01:44 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anti-gay arriage; same-sex marriage; Knights of Columbs; Catholic fraternal group; Marianne T. Duddy-Burke

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Religious implications of N.Y. federal appeals court striking down DOMA

Decision says religious institutions will be free to act according to their beliefs, says a Wash. pastor.

By J. Manny Santiago  |  01:01 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DOMA: J. Manny Santiago; gay marriage; religion and politics; marriage equality; religion and sexuality; same-sex marriage; religion; Supreme Court; Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 10/11/2012

The priest I never was

How coming out can be its own blessed event.

By Ned Martel  |  03:53 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Coming Out Day; gay; Catholic; Roman Catholic; priest; Ned Martel

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Liberty and justice for all in Maryland

The state is in no way muzzling religious freedoms by allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry.

By Gene Robinson  |  02:54 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland marriage equality; same-sex marriage; gay marriage; Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley; Bishop V. Gene Robinson; Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 10/10/2012

The Black Church is accepting LGBT people as congregations, pastors talk

More pastors, others in the Black community need guidance as we journey toward understanding.

By Cedric Harmon  |  01:46 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT; gay and transgender justice; Cedric Harmon; black church; black clergy; black pastors; same-sex marriage; Maryland same-sex marriage referendum; homosexuality

Posted at 11:04 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Calif. bans ‘praying away the gay’ or reparative therapies for minors

It’s a step hailed by gay rights groups across the country.

By Becky Garrison  |  11:04 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ex-gay therapies; ex-gay; reparative therapy; faith-based; Becky Garrison;

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 07/31/2012

With Chick-fil-A fight, progressive mayors get their ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ moment

By rolling out unwelcome mat, mayors are also laying down an idea with ominous implications for faith groups.

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald  |  07:30 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chick-fil-A, Dan Cathy, G. Jeffrey MacDonald, marriage equality, gay marriage, culture wars

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Presbyterian Church, marriage equality, and a mother’s desires

Minister looks forward to when her son would be able to be married in the eyes of the law, the church, and most importantly, his Creator.

By Patrick Evans  |  06:59 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Presbyterians, General Assembly, same-sex marriage, gay unions, gay rights

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 07/04/2012

Anderson Cooper is Gray!

Thanks Anderson Cooper for standing up and being counted – when it still really does count.

By James Alexander Langteaux  |  09:18 AM ET, 07/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anderson Cooper, James Alexander Langteaux, Gay Conversations with God

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 07/04/2012

Mr. Cooper, welcome to the light!

I don’t know what motivated Anderson Cooper to come out at this time, in this way. But I do know it matters.

By Gene Robinson  |  08:57 AM ET, 07/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anderson Cooper, Bishop Gene Robinson, coming out, gay

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 05/20/2012

Is gay marriage a crisis for the black church?

The black church’s struggle over gay marriage reflects the nation‘s evolution.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  07:06 PM ET, 05/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  black church, obama, gay marriage

Posted at 09:08 PM ET, 05/15/2012

On gay marriage, is Obama ‘imposing his religion’?

Obama proved to the left that religious claims have a rightful place in the public square.

By Matthew J. Franck  |  09:08 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama, gay marriage

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Making sense of marriage news

Traditional marriage is the best chance of creating a building block for a thriving society.

By Jim Daly  |  03:48 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay rights, christianity, north carolina, obama

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Blessed are they who mourn?

Most of us hold several views that contradict official Roman Catholic teaching. Could any of us be the next Barbara Johnson?

By Marianne Duddy Burke  |  04:37 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  catholic church, gay rights

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Proposition 8 and the new religious reality

More and more religions are recognizing that God created and loves the whole world, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

By Ross Murray  |  02:47 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, prop 8, homosexuality

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Prop 8 unconstitutional: The sanctity of marriage equality

Overturning Prop 8 is a win for the holiness of marriage.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  12:02 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  prop 8, gay marriage, religion