June 06, 2009

Bjorn Borg--Tennis Legend and Same-Sex Marriage Advocate

The man who dominated Wimbledon in the late 1970's adds his support to same-sex marriage by sponsoring this sweet commercial (hat tip to Gay Agenda):

June 05, 2009

Ho Hum, Another State Makes Same-Sex Marriage Legal

Well, it's not quite a ho-hum situation--yet--but it's not earth-shattering news either anymore when same-sex marriage gains full legal recognition in a state.

Today, it was New Hampshire:

Governor John Lynch, a Democrat, signed the bill shortly after legislators in the northeastern state approved the measure, his spokesman Colin Manning said.

The lower house passed the bill earlier Wednesday by a simple majority. The upper house has already passed the same draft law.

Lynch had indicated he would give his signature provided there was protection for the rights of religious groups opposing gay marriage, something legislators said is achieved in the bill.

In a statement after the vote, the lower house said the bill “distinguishes between civil and religious marriage and says that any two individuals have a right to a civil marriage. It also leaves it up to each religion whether to recognize and officiate over same-sex marriages.”

In April after a vote in the state senate, Lynch had said he recognized the issue was “intensely passionate and personal, and raises strong emotions on all sides.”

That last quote is a bit of an understatement but at least it is a recognition of reality.

Hopefully more people across the nation will recognize the reality of this trend in our society against discrimination and toward equality for ALL of God's children.

June 01, 2009

Blogging For LGBT Families Day 2009

Today is the 4th annual "Blogging For LGBT Familes Day" at Mombian.

I didn't contribute anything this year (I wish I did) but there will be dozens of posts from all different viewpoints on the subject of LGBT familes. There's something for everyone there with even a slight interest in that topic, and I encourage you to take time to check it out. There will be posts added throughout the day.

Here's the link.