Marriage Equality

The landscape shifted today. As the Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional the Defense of Marriage Act and dismissed California's Proposition 8, these decisions are but another moment in the inexorable bending of the arc of history towards justice and that day when there is full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in the fabric of our society. I contend that a principle reason for the rapid change we've witnessed is because political and cultural leaders have abandoned the premise that belief in God meant condemnation of homosexuality and began to use faith-based arguments to promote full equality for LGBT individuals. Back in the day (a decade or so ago), the prevailing assumption was that supporters of the "gay agenda" lined up on one side and religious people, especially Christians, were on the other. While it is clear that some of the mos...

Full article: http://www.intersectionsinternational.org/marriage-equality

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