And the photos are just stunning.
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"You can be gay and Muslim."
Chancellor Angela Merkel changed her longstanding position just days ago.
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The stamp is one of 10 commemorating Canadian moments in history.
From the mouths of babes.
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They struggled for years to adopt.
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Dr. Mohammad Fadel, a Professor at the University of Toronto, offered a reflection on the possible theological inclusion of gay Muslims in Islam. His main argument is that while the Qur'an does not co...
Some members stood up to say their votes had not been recorded.
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"God did not create another Adam," said one young speaker.
The Conservative party wiped a policy opposing same sex marriage off its books Saturday.
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“This [motion] is very divisive. It will drive people out of our party.”
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Against overwhelming odds, LGBT Muslim leaders refuse to let go of hope. They offer vulnerable LGBT Muslims safe spaces, much needed community and a sense of belonging, all that they are denied in mainstream Muslim spaces.
Recently, American Muslim activist Linda Sarsour broached the issue of LGBT Muslims, among other issues on the Al Jazeera program UpFront. She raised the concern of creating spaces to bring LGBT Muslims closer to Islam. Those involved in the discussion were cissgender males, one of whom equated same-sex unions with drugs and alcohol on the basis that both are considered sins. If the objective was to create safe spaces for marginalized LGBT Muslims, then the discussion failed.
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Kim Davis, claimed that her "conscience will not allow" her to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples -- In late August, a Calgary a bus driver named Jesse Rau refused to drive the Calgary Transit's rainbow bus. Both individuals raised religious objections. These are interesting normative positions. Can an individual refuse to obey a law if it conflicts with their personal interpretation of a religion? Does it matter if the individual is an elected official or a private citizen? To sort this out, let us engage in a thought experiment.
The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in America last week and the gay community is finally on a collective honeymoon. While many celebrated at Pride festivals and on social media, the critics have already emerged. Canadians can offer some guidance. After all, 10 years ago this month, we became the fourth nation on Earth to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. If the U.S. looks to our example, it could learn a lot from Canada's fight for gay rights.
As the SCOTUS decision permeates business and marketing discussions, there have been a few arguments against brands publicly supporting equal marriage and LGBT rights. And not always the kinds of truthiness inspired arguments you might expect, but rather, reasoned (if ill-informed) arguments based on a few common assumptions. I'd like to address those here.
In the wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Muslim academic Jonathan Brown argued that Muslims would respect same-sex unions if sharia-based marriages were respected in return. He rejects the case for Muslim same-sex unions for reasons that include the classical definition of marriage, texts on Lot's people and the allied prohibition of anal sex.
Evidence shows, and I find to be true, that same-sex parents tend to be highly motivated, involved, and committed, as they "chose" to be parents and often did a lot of work to become parents. Same-sex parents rarely become pregnant by accident, compared with approximately 50 per cent of accidental pregnancies among heterosexual partners. Children of gay parents may have advantages in open-mindedness, tolerance and equality, though of course many kids of heterosexual parents may have the same.
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When I heard that the U.S. Supreme Court had finally accorded marriage rights to gay people, it felt like one of those, "Well, yeah!" moments. Here in Canada, same-sex marriage rights have been in pla...
The majority opinion in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which gave Americans the right to same-sex marriage, ends with this paragraph that sums up everything there is to say about marriage. The law...
Welcome to the club, America. We've been waiting for you.
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Married couple Eli and Ido are raising two children while struggling to overcome a personal tragedy. Jonathan learns that his father is having health problems. And Rosie trie
Gossip singer Beth Ditto spent New Year's Eve tying the knot with her wife in Oregon. Ditto and Kristin Ogata initially staged a wedding ceremony in 2013 in Hawaii where they exchanged vows before fa...
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As I find myself on the eve of World Pride weekend, making plans to march in the parade with my partner, my son and step-daughter, and their dads, I cannot help but reflect on the fact that it has been almost a quarter of a century since I came out. Our children are in Grades one and three. They love all of their moms, and my parents are thrilled to be grandparents -- to not one but, now, two kids. I continue to be an advocate, although today it takes different forms. Today, my girlfriend and I dream about getting married in the backyard of our home. I will get married because now I want to. And now I can.
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EDMONTON - Alberta will bring in legislation this session to recognize the validity of same-sex marriages, Premier Dave Hancock said Thursday.Hancock said the legislation will change the preamble to t...
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After entering into a civil partnership eight years ago, Canadian David Furnish and Sir Elton John will marry in May now that England and Wales officially legalized same-sex marriage over the weekend....
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Prescribing gay Muslims to remain in the closet is a bullying tactic that has no basis in the Islamic tradition. Likewise, caricaturing the genuine human need for mawadda as a compulsive desire is a dehumanizing tactic that violates the core Islamic values of human dignity, egalitarianism, compassion and social justice.
NORFOLK, Va. - In a federal court ruling echoing decisions reached elsewhere in the U.S., Virginia on Thursday became the first state in the traditionally conservative Southeast to overturn a voter-ap...
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Over half of Canada's population will spend Valentine's Day with a sweetheart this year, with more same-sex couples marking the day than ever before. That's just one revelation from Statistics Canada...
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis raised the stakes on water-cooler award show performances when they not only performed their same-sex marriage anthem "Same Love" with singer Mary Lambert but they also marri...