As many Americans continue to struggle with unemployment, the transgender community is being hit especially hard. CNNMoney recently spoke with six transgender people struggling in the economy. Read more
Proposition 8 litigators David Boies and Theodore Olson filed a brief with the Supreme Court this past week previewing the arguments they will present to the Justices on March 26. In the brief, Boies and Olson criticize marriage equality opponents for their “cramped definition of marriage” that largely channels heterosexual potential into “responsible procreation.”
“Proponents do not even mention the word ‘love.’ They seem to have no understanding of the privacy, liberty, and associational values that underlie this Court’s recognition of marriage as a fundamental, personal right.” Read more
Jon Huntsman, former Utah governor and presidential hopeful, makes a conservative argument for marriage equality in The American Conservative this week. Huntsman writes about his support for civil unions and LGBTQ equality during his time as Utah’s governor. He advocates that the party of Lincoln “should stand with our best tradition of equality and support full civil marriage for all Americans.” Read more
The More Light Presbyterians National Board of Directors met in Tampa, FL from February 15th. to 18th. and issued the following statement.
Meeting in Tampa, FL, the Board of More Light Presbyterians is grateful to God for the movement of the Holy Spirit clear to us in these times.
We are grateful for all the new lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Presbyterians who have been ordained and installed to the office of Deacon, Ruling and Teaching Elder. As we live into the reformed standard of the church for ordination, we rejoice in their gifts for service and leadership. Read more
God’s creation is incredibly diverse and beautiful. For many young adults, the acronym “LGBT” has the potential of defining out more nuanced experiences of sexuality and gender.
“People are seeing all the things that fall out of the binary,” writes Michael Schulman at the New York Times, “and demanding that a name come into being.” Read more
Rev. Tara Spuhler McCabe resigned as Vice Moderator of the 220th General Assembly three days after being confirmed. Her decision to perform a religious wedding ceremony for a same gender couple around the time she was asked to stand for Vice Moderator created “distracting tension in the church.” McCabe’s resignation came from “that same pastoral core that led me to be present with two women in their sacred moment in DC.” Read more
“We believe 2013 is the right time for marriage [equality] in Delaware,” said Wilmington attorney Lisa Goodman, president of Equality Delaware. After winning passage of Delaware’s civil unions bill in 2011, Equality Delaware ramped up its marriage equality campaign last week. First and Central Presbyterian Church, a welcoming and affirming More Light Church in Wilmington, hosted one of two meetings to launch the campaign. The church also hosts weekly meetings for Equality Delaware. Read more