Post tagged with Homosexuality
April 30th, 201304:00 PM ETThe biggest news in professional basketball this week has nothing to do with the NBA playoffs. Instead, the basketball world is talking about Jason Collins’ first-person essay for Sports Illustrated in which announces he is gay. Within a sports-saturated culture, this is big news. Collins opens his article with the following declaration: ...
April 08th, 201301:41 PM ETIt has been said that all of philosophy is a series of footnotes to Plato. Could we say the same about the homosexuality and same-sex marriage debate? You may ask, “What in the world does Plato have to do with homosexuality?” The answer may surprise you. In his work Symposium, Plato explores an alternative explanation for the origin of mankind...
March 27th, 201304:05 PM ETFor the last two days I have been telling my classes that we are living history in this moment. Most of us take little notice of the oral arguments being made before the Supreme Court of the United States. We recognize few of the names of cases, and even fewer names of those who have served as justices. However, Hollingsworth v. Perry and Unit...
February 25th, 201304:23 PM ETAP Style tip: New AP Stylebook entry on husband, wife: apne.ws/YJct7u — AP Stylebook (@APStylebook) February 21, 2013 Last week the Associated Press (AP) notified its constituents of a new entry in the AP Stylebook. This new entry addresses the appropriate use of the terms husband and wife. The text of the entry is: husband, wife Re...
February 04th, 201304:49 PM ETThe Boy Scouts of America are scheduled to make a decision this week on their membership policy. This could prove to be a significant shift in policy that has the potential to impact the future of scouting. Last week, Deron Smith, director of public relations for Boy Scouts of America, announced that “the BSA is discussing potentially removing t...
September 11th, 201204:07 PM ETOver the summer, Professor Mark Regnerus (University of Texas at Austin) published a paper noting some negative outcomes for children of parents who had same-sex relationships compared to children from biologically intact families. His findings contradict previous research based on much smaller sample sizes that claimed there was no difference in c...
August 01st, 201209:56 AM ET“Eat More Chicken.” That’s what former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee wants you to do today. Gov. Huckabee has declared August 1 to be “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” in response to the negative firestorm surrounding Dan Cathy’s recent declaration of support for the biblical model of marriage. Cathy is the president and chief o...
July 20th, 201210:31 AM ETRobert George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, offers an insightful look at the tension between religious liberty and the redefinition of marriage. Here are a couple of highlights: It was only yesterday, was it not, that we were being assured that the redefinition of marriage to include same-sex partnerships would h...
May 10th, 201210:42 AM ETOn the heels of the referendum vote in North Carolina on Tuesday, President Obama came out yesterday in support of gay marriage in an interview with ABC News. Despite the fact that many referendum votes on gay marriage have resulted in huge margins of victories for supporters of traditional marriage (the NC vote was 61%–39% in favor of the marria...
May 07th, 201209:53 PM ETTomorrow is a big day for marriage in North Carolina. The statewide primary election includes a vote on a referendum seeking to place a constitutional amendment on the books defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman. This would, in effect, place a ban on same-sex marriages in the state. Heavy hitters from both sides of the spectrum hav...
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