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Mazel Tov, America!

When news of the SCOTUS decision legalizing same-sex marriage broke, I was with my three children on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, on a beach between Haifa and Acre. My oldest and youngest were bouncing giddily in the waves, which were choppier than usual. My middle son was marveling […]

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Same-sex Marriage and the Slippery Slope: Comparing Chalk to Cheese

If a polygamous family files a lawsuit challenging their state’s marriage laws, let Justice Alito answer his own question then. That’s what he gets paid for.

Titanic as Marriage Equality Metaphor
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Titanic as Marriage Equality Metaphor

If I were a political cartoonist, the metaphor I would use to illustrate the current status of the epic same-sex marriage battle would be the sinking of the Titanic. The Titanic representing outright opposition to marriage equality; The iceberg breaching the Titanic’s hull represents SCOTUS’s 2013 Windsor decision declaring pivotal portions […]

Same-Sex Marriage Update:  6th Circuit Upholds Marriage Bans
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Same-Sex Marriage Update: 6th Circuit Upholds Marriage Bans

The United States Court of Appeals for Sixth Circuit became the first federal appellate court to rule that refusing same-sex couples the freedom to marry is not unconstitutional

Virginia Decision Allows Same-Sex Couples Access to Adoption and Foster Care
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Virginia Decision Allows Same-Sex Couples Access to Adoption and Foster Care

Marriage equality in Virginia brings with it access to adoption and foster care.

The United States Supreme Court’s Surprise Same-Sex Marriage Decision
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The United States Supreme Court’s Surprise Same-Sex Marriage Decision

The Supreme Court decided not to hear arguments in any of the five cases that were ripe for review, leaving in place rulings in favor of same-sex marriage.