Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Gay-Marriage Decision Foreshadows Long Legal Road - by KAREN GRIGSBY BATES – National Public Radio (NPR)

Supporters of Proposition 8 — California's ban on same-sex marriage — say they feel encouraged by Monday's ruling from a federal court, which put gay marriages on indefinite hold while the case moves to appeal. But for gay couples who were planning to wed Wednesday, it was another disappointing delay.

A lower court judge cleared the way last week for same-sex marriages to resume at 5 p.m. Wednesday. But supporters of California's same-sex marriage ban immediately went to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which granted a request to put gay marriages on hold while the case is on appeal.

Thea Lavin had been set to marry her partner in San Francisco Wednesday evening. "When you've been waiting your whole life to get civil rights, and be able to marry the person that you love, a few more months or another year doesn't feel that long," she says. "We can wait until this is resolved, but I hope it doesn't take that long."

Lavin and other couples could be waiting for months, even years, as the case runs its course, says Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law.

Perry v. Schwarzenegger - American Foundation for Equal Rights

California gay marriage case hangs on technicality 
by Peter Henderson and Dan Levine, Reuters

Gay marriage ruling speaks to our nation's highest values 
by Eric Zorn – August 6, 2010 – Chicago Tribune

Same-Sex Marriage Debate Has Roots Going Back Centuries 
By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer

Prop 8 Talking Points on Same-Sex Marriage for Your Next Dinner Party 
 Andrew Cohen – Politics Daily

The Quality Of Lasting Homosexual Relationships
Deserve Respect
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Vienna

Same-Sex Marriages Should Be Allowed, Schwarzenegger Says
By Edvard Pettersson – August 7, 2010

Prop. 8 plaintiffs ask that marriages proceed –
by Joe Garofoli - The San Francisco Chronicle

Gay Marriage -> Restores “Hope of Love”
To Children In Early Childhood

Gay marriage - Sexual orientation
is less about sex and more about love, being one with another human being
Attachment Theory - LOVE & RELIGION

Gay Marriage - Galileo Condemned As A Heretic
Misinterpretations of The Bible
Homosexuality? Natural Law? Benedict XVI?
Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

Under the U.S. Supreme Court: Kennedy key to gay marriage
By Michael Kirkland, United Press International  - UPI.com

U.S. SUPREME COURT Gay Rights Advocates Seize on
Justice Ginsburg’s ‘Time Bomb’
By Debra Cassens Weiss – July 20, 2010 – ABA Journal

Prop. 8 plaintiffs ask that marriages proceed –
by Joe Garofoli - The San Francisco Chronicle

Who has standing to appeal Prop. 8 ruling?
by Erwin Chemerinsky - Los Angeles Times

Gay marriage
“Religious beliefs that gay and lesbian relationships are sinful or inferior to heterosexual relationships harm gays and lesbians.”
Judge Vaughn Walker

Auschwitz - Christmas 2008
A flashback far more severe than in
Brokeback Mountain

Looking for Time Bombs and Tea Leaves on Gay Marriage
By Adam Liptak – July 19, 2010
The New York Times

American Bar Association (ABA)
Backs Marriage Equality for Gays and Lesbians
ABA Journal

Campaigns Against “Gay Marriage” Have Been A Vehicle
To Convey Certain People Into Political Office

Same-sex marriage - The Big Picture
August 4, 2010 - Boston.com

Prop. 8 overturned: Why Vaughn Walker ruled against gay-marriage ban

By Warren Richey – August 4, 2010
The Christian Science Monitor

Prop 8 ruled unconstitutional as lacking rational basis
Nan Hunter - Professor, Georgetown Law, Washington, DC
hunter of justice

Gay Marriage Ruling A Matter of Simple Justice
by Geoffrey R. Stone - law professor at the University of Chicago
Chicago Tribune

Why not allow gay marriage?
Dr. Brian Mustanski – November 28, 2008
Psychology Today
Arguments against same sex marriage not supported by evidence

Lessons from a Gay Marriage
Marian M. Jones, Ph.D. – May 1, 1997 - Psychology Today

American Psychological Association reiterates support for same-sex marriage 
August 11, 2010

Early Childhood Development – Your Options – How Do I Know If My Child Is Transgender? By Stephanie Brill and Caitlin Ryan, PhD, ACSW 
National Association of Social Workers

provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens
Stephanie Brill, PhD. - Executive Director

The New Gay Teenager - Google Books Result

by Ritch C. Savin-Williams

Ritch Savin-Williams
is professor and chair of 
Human Development at Cornell University.

The Sex & Gender Lab
Cornell University’s Department of Human Development

(How) Does the Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter?
Judith Stacey; Timothy J. Biblarz
American Sociological Review, Vol. 66, No. 2. (Apr., 2001), pp. 159-183.

By Cristen Conger – January 28, 2010 
Discovery News

Parents of Gay Children and Courtesy Stigma 
 by Michael C. LaSala, Ph.D. – August 15, 2010 
Psychology Today

Gay Marriage's Biggest Supporters: Children of Gay Parents
By Sarah Wildman – Politics Daily

Reading, writing, ’rithmetic, and reaching out
by Dana Rudolph – Bay Windows

Children with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Parents 
American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry

The Pope Is Not Gay –
Andrew Sullivan – The Daily Dish 
The Atlantic

Among the Flutterers - Colm Tóibín
The Pope Is Not Gay by Angelo Quattrocchi
translated by Romy Clark Giuliani
London Review of Books

“Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well considered and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child’s spirit.” Erik Erikson

Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

…whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6

Important note: No disrespect meant to Pope Benedict XVI or the hierarchy, the one and only concern is the safety and well-being of children.
Kids Are Being Hurt !!!

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