I Am More Than My Sexuality

(by Peggy) If you haven’t already heard, actress Cynthia Nixon recently caused a big stir within the GLBT community. A few weeks ago she publicly said that being gay was a choice for her. Yikes — not exactly what her … Continue reading →

Promises of Marriage and the Self

(by Stephen) If marriage is nothing more than love + commitment, it is inexplicable how our laws about marriage—and most importantly, our public ceremonies of marriage—ever came to pass. The expectation that marriage is sexually exclusive and faithful, not to … Continue reading →

Reaping the “Benefits”

(by Peggy) On October 13th I attended a debate about same-sex marriage between Maggie Gallagher and Dale Carpenter. For me, the debate simply perpetuated my lack of understanding about what exactly people in same-sex relationships want from legalizing same-sex marriages. … Continue reading →

How I Misunderstood Marriage

(by Stephen) Next November, Minnesotans will vote on an amendment to our state’s most fundamental legal document, the state constitution. The amendment would establish that a marriage can consist only of one man and one woman. Admittedly, marriage in Western … Continue reading →

The Social Justice and Marriage Connection

(by Jessica) The argument goes that the Catholic Church is riddled with sexism. Her teachings on sexuality and supposed “attitudes” toward women are sexist and patriarchal, right? But in fact, social data increasingly shows that diverging from Church teaching on … Continue reading →

The Meaning of “Marriage”

(by Jacob) According to the Why Marriage Matters educational campaign’s website, “Marriage says ‘We are family’ in a way that no other word does.” This statement is probably true. The campaign also claims, however, that “Allowing committed gay and lesbian … Continue reading →

Want a Divorce? Why Not Wait?

(by Dave) Some time ago I was listening to a popular radio show host talking about marriage and divorce.  A caller challenged the host with the idea that maybe more people should really just work out their problems instead of … Continue reading →