At the end of the day, it is simply impossible to argue that this is a struggle between secularism and faith. Rather, it’s a struggle about what kind of faith we North Carolinians want to live.
Unfortunately, the focus on marriage in Australia recently has obscured the deficiencies in some areas of LGBT rights in more urgent need of attention.
Australians have long considered egalitarianism one of our defining traits, with each one of us given the right to “a fair go.” Gay and lesbians should be no exception.
It’s not so much that we are at a tipping point, it’s that we’ve already substantially tipped. There are no actual, practical down sides to gay marriage, so threats of vague, futuristic, supernatural consequences are employed simply because threatening real-world consequences can’t be found.
When we think about royal weddings, a prince and his male partner or a princess and her female partner are still far from the imagination of our popular culture.
Catholic extremists never seem to remember that Leviticus is in the Old Testament.
But hold the phone. The aforementioned new law, my friends, is a Federal law, and does not apply to State legislation.