Tagged: Marriage & Family

Keeping Marriage Public

In a nice article in First Things, Michael Fragoso responds to a NYT article which attacked the idea of public marriage by taking on these common anti-marriage claims: Why do people–gay or straight–need the state’s permission to marry? For most of Western history, they didn’t,...

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My Two Cents (01/11) – Sexuality

Ex-Gay Goes Ex-Ex – One of the main subjects of the Ex-Gay DVD I Do Exist has presumably returned to the gay life, providing more evidence that the reversibility of homosexuality may be a fundamentalist’s pipe dream.  The publisher, Christian gay-recovery therapist Dr. Throckmorton has...

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Federal Marriage Amendment

The debate over this amendment rages across the country and here at this blog. Much of the discussion is positive in nature, however many on both sides resort to frustration and name-calling. I wanted to outline my thoughts on this issue, which will probably anger...

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The Way We Never Were: American Marriage

Scholar and author Stephanie Coontz explores the myths of traditional marriage in an excellent podcast.  She is liberal and pro-gay, but her lecture,  The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap, is thought provoking and very well done.  She has also written...

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