We should be able to talk about marriage
Sheila Liaugminas | 30 March 2013
Exchanges were bad enough back when Proposition 8 was voted on in California, and again in the subsequent court appeals of it when people were yelling at the opposition and demonstrations got physically confrontational and some high profile people even got death threats. The passion and vitriol grew and spread after that. This week, when the Supreme Court began hearing arguments from both sides of the marriage divide, media coverage showed that we’re not having a debate of different views. We’re having a culture war.
The trials of marriage
26 March 2013
The US Supreme Court hears opening arguments on same-sex marriage law Tuesday. It’s been on trial for years.
Defense of Marriage
Sheila Liaugminas | 29 August 2011
The thought suddenly occurs that whether people are defending the historically universal recognition of the dignity and sanctity of life, marriage, family or faith….they do happen to be on the defense these days.
‘The orthodoxy of sexual liberation’
Sheila Liaugminas | 02 July 2011
Nothing like a blast of clarity in this debate.
Control the marriage message
Sheila Liaugminas | 29 June 2011
The movement to promote same-sex marriage has been very active and very successful. The movement to promote and protect traditional marriage laws has been very active, and seemingly less successful. What’s the truth?
Marriage changed “radically and forever”
Sheila Liaugminas | 27 June 2011
Let’s look at the state of the union…
Navy changes course on marriage instruction
Sheila Liaugminas | 13 May 2011
They’re getting mixed messages. Which reflects the mixed signals when the federal government declares a federal law indefensible, though it remains an enforceable law. What?
Point of agreement on civil unions
Sheila Liaugminas | 07 December 2010
Apparently the one thing both sides of this debate agree on is that the effort to change laws probably won’t stop with civil unions legislation, because such laws may stop short of full marriage rights. And gay activists are, indeed, after that goal.
Gay marriage on hold…again…for now
Sheila Liaugminas | 18 August 2010
After declaring a California voter initiative wrongly passed because he disagreed with the citizens’ conclusion, Judge Vaughn Walker took it upon himself to declare anyone who disagreed with him ineligible to appeal to a higher court. Case closed, he thought. He was wrong.
Unhappy in California
Sheila Liaugminas | 13 August 2010
No matter which way it goes with Proposition 8, in elections and court rulings, some group is going to be very upset. But after the latest decision Thursday, nobody’s happy. What’s going on in California?
The other wedge issue
Sheila Liaugminas | 18 July 2010
As if there were only a couple..Besides every other issue dividing politicians and the culture, which seem to abound right now, the battle for the legalization of same-sex marriage is throwing more heat than light on the larger issue of human rights
Judges acted in unseemly haste
Sheila Liaugminas | 14 January 2010
And unlawful, too. So says the Supreme Court in denying the webcast or telecast of the extremely tense court challenge to Proposition 8.
Gay marriage before the Supreme Court?
Sheila Liaugminas | 11 January 2010
That is inevitable, and this case challenging Proposition 8 may be the vehicle to drive the question of what constitutes marriage to the High Court.
Behind this headline
Sheila Liaugminas | 08 January 2010
On Thursday, New Jersey became the latest state to defend traditional marriage.
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