"Keeping anti-sodomy statutes on the books serves no real function, since the crimes are impossible to prosecute. Mostly, the laws’ supporters just don’t want their states to legally acknowledge that there’s something okay about homosexuality"

Bobby Jindal Stays Silent on Louisiana Sodomy Arrests | Mother Jones

newyorker:















In the spirit of openheartedness and what life is really all about, I’ll go so far as to say that the fear of others may mask some deep-seated desire to understand, and maybe even to love. Because really, what is there to be afraid of? Few people today don’t know—or have in their families—at least one loving couple who are raising children, same-sex or not. And it’s really just the loving part that matters. That same-sex marriage could go from its preliminary draft of “diagnosable” to the final edit of “so what?” must indicate some positive evolution on the part of the larger human consciousness. My wife, being a biology teacher, puts it even more succinctly: “Why are all these people so worried about who everybody else is sleeping with, anyway?” (Score two for Moms.)














—Chris Ware on his cover of the May 13, 2013 issue, “Mother’s Day.” Get the story behind the cover: http://nyr.kr/10d7TyC

I un-“liked” The New Yorker on Facebook after last week when the whole magazine was stuff by men (no ladies at all!), but I’ll keep following them on Tumblr…

newyorker:

In the spirit of openheartedness and what life is really all about, I’ll go so far as to say that the fear of others may mask some deep-seated desire to understand, and maybe even to love. Because really, what is there to be afraid of? Few people today don’t know—or have in their families—at least one loving couple who are raising children, same-sex or not. And it’s really just the loving part that matters. That same-sex marriage could go from its preliminary draft of “diagnosable” to the final edit of “so what?” must indicate some positive evolution on the part of the larger human consciousness. My wife, being a biology teacher, puts it even more succinctly: “Why are all these people so worried about who everybody else is sleeping with, anyway?” (Score two for Moms.)

Chris Ware on his cover of the May 13, 2013 issue, “Mother’s Day.” Get the story behind the coverhttp://nyr.kr/10d7TyC

I un-“liked” The New Yorker on Facebook after last week when the whole magazine was stuff by men (no ladies at all!), but I’ll keep following them on Tumblr…

(via newyorker)

Annanda (on the R) is one of our current pastor interns — and this photo was taken in our sanctuary. [Keeping the Faith: Lesbian couple seeks ordination - News - The Austin Chronicle]
P.S. Guy who wrote the article, it’s PC (USA), or Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), not U.S. Presbyterian Church. C’mon. 

Annanda (on the R) is one of our current pastor interns — and this photo was taken in our sanctuary. [Keeping the Faith: Lesbian couple seeks ordination - News - The Austin Chronicle]

P.S. Guy who wrote the article, it’s PC (USA), or Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), not U.S. Presbyterian Church. C’mon. 

nwkarchivist:

30 Years Before Jason Collins There Was…Martina

nwkarchivist:

30 Years Before Jason Collins There Was…Martina

In happier news: New Zealand Parliament passes marriage equality bill, people in the gallery break into song, I get choked up. (h/t The World)

"We were always meant to be together."

John Curtis and John Wikeira | StoryCorps

John Curtis and his husband, David Wikeira, have two sons.

The couple adopted their first child from Vietnam when he was a baby.

Eleven years later, John Curtis sat down with that son, John Wikeira, for a conversation at StoryCorps.

imwithkanye:

We Found Our Son In The Subway | NYT

The story of how Danny and I were married last July in a Manhattan courtroom, with our son, Kevin, beside us, began 12 years earlier, in a dark, damp subway station.

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More from the essay:

Three months later, Danny appeared in family court to give an account of finding the baby. Suddenly, the judge asked, “Would you be interested in adopting this baby?” The question stunned everyone in the courtroom, everyone except for Danny, who answered, simply, “Yes.”

imwithkanye:

We Found Our Son In The Subway | NYT

The story of how Danny and I were married last July in a Manhattan courtroom, with our son, Kevin, beside us, began 12 years earlier, in a dark, damp subway station.

[image]

More from the essay:

Three months later, Danny appeared in family court to give an account of finding the baby. Suddenly, the judge asked, “Would you be interested in adopting this baby?” The question stunned everyone in the courtroom, everyone except for Danny, who answered, simply, “Yes.”