I know I have a lot more to explore in Canada and luckily there's plenty of time for that.
The Conservative party wiped a policy opposing same sex marriage off its books Saturday.
As of 2014, 143 out of 195 countries legally guarantee equality between men and women. I wish I could say that gender equality, or any equality, enforced by the law translates into equality in the minds of people. Deeply rooted problems preventing true parity have been promoted by patriarchy for years, passed on from one generation to another disguised as 'tradition.'
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.
"We certainly didn't have to listen to that absolute bull****."
When I heard that the U.S. Supreme Court had finally accorded marriage rights to gay people, it felt like one of those, "Well
Welcome to the club, America. We've been waiting for you.
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.
Tegan and Sara have spoken out for marriage equality over the years but are digging into the subject in another way: using
Indigo Girls singer-guitarist Emily Saliers announced during a Vancouver show Saturday night that she tied the knot with