Posts Tagged ‘gay marriage’


July 24, 2011

A lesbian couple is suing a Vermont Inn, claiming it refused to host their fall wedding because of their sexual orientation.

The mother  of one of the lesbians made all the arrangements for the wedding and signed  contract.  Subsequently the mother was told the inn did not allow same-sex marriages.  The inn keepers are Jim and Mary O’Reilly.  (What are the chances that is a Catholic name?)

The two lesbians, Ms Baker and Ms Linsley, in their early thirties, said they were “crushed”.

Should lesbians be excluded?

What do you think?


June 29, 2011

To almost national acclaim, Democratic Governor Cuomo in New York has led his state, by a narrow margin, to adopt a law permitting gay couples to marry. Opposition to the law was Led by Catholic Archbishop Dolan of New York.  So far as I  can ascertain the religious knock on same-sex marriage is that it is unnatatural and that it deprives any children of  a parent of the opposite sex.  It seems to me the Catholic scandal of priests raping little boys and bishops covering it up weakens the church’s authority to condemn gay marriage.

Furthermore the argument goes that marriage is by its very nature is between a man and a woman and that’s the way it’s been for thousands of years.

It follows, then, that same-sex marriage, ipso facto, will weaken and undermine the family unit, the foundation of society.

If we can have same-sex marriage, why can’t we have polygamy?

Or does the New York law put same sex couples on the same footing as heterosexual couples when it comes to marriage?

Do you think same-sex marriage is unnatural?  Do you think it undermines the traditional family?

Is the same sex marriage law in New York a step forward?

What do you think?

P.S.  The New York law, passed late Friday night, has put Governor Cuomo on the political map.  I preidict he will be the Democratic nominee for the presidency in 2016.  Remember, you read it here first.


February 24, 2011

The Defense of Marriage Act, passed under Bill Clinton, emphasized the sanctity of heterosexual marriage and denied all federal benefits to same sex unions.  Conservatives were happy about this law, liberals charged that it discriminated against gays and lesbians.

Yesterday the Obama administration announced that it would no longer send federal lawyers into court to defend that Defense of Marriage Act and the discrimination agaist gays must eventually stop.

Some Conservatives charge that abandoning the Defense of Marriage Act weakens traditional marriage.

Is Obama weakening traditional marriage?

What do you think?