Friday, February 27, 2004

Gay Marriage

New! Freedom to Marry - Rites & Rights:
   How the legal concepts of marriage have changed and developed over the last six decades, including the text of court rulings; emphasis on Washington State

Wikipedia "GayMap":

BBC on Religion & Ethics, Same Sex Marriage:

Religious Support for Equal Marriage Rights:

Debate between Evan Wolfson of Freedom to Marry and Lou Sheldon, President of the Traditional Values Coalition, on 20 April 2005 at Stanford Law School: http://vide 20_ACS_GayMarriage.rm (approx. 1 hour and 30 mins)

Non-hysterical statement of the "Top 10 Social Scientific Arguments Against Same Sex Marriage":

A nice dissection of their arguments at the Straight Dope message board:
   Quite a few discussions of this issue at Straight Dope. Thanks to some members of the LinuxChix for these links.

Wonderful articles by Evan Wolfson -
Marriage Equality and Some Lessons for the Scary Work of Winning:
short but good: Why should I be for 'gay marriage'?:

Also relevant:

Massachusetts one step closer to gay marriage ban:

Marriage is a Worker's Issue:

50-state rundown on gay marriage laws:

Same-Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography of the Legal Literature:

Religion and the Founding Fathers:

One nation under the supreme being of your choice:

The Economist editorial - The case for gay marriage: It rests on equality, liberty and even society:

Jon Carroll - Love the one you're with: Marriage is now two separate institutions, a religious bond sanctified by religious ceremonies and lived according to religious dictates, and a legal bond. The legal bond has implications for everything from medical insurance to property ownership to inheritance issues.

The Russian Effort to Abolish Marriage (July 1926):

What the Bible Says About Homosexuality:

Book by Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong, The Sins of Scripture: Exposing the Bible’s Texts of Hate to Reveal the God of Love. Interview at KUOW radio:

Related - Freedom to Marry in Spain:

Marriage, the Bible, and Mr. Bush:

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. - Malcolm Forbes

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