The CLGS Blog
Iowa? Really? Many of us in California were a bit chagrined (though also delighted) to see Iowa’s
Supreme Court take the lead by affirming marriage equality for lesbian and gay couples ...
June is Pride Month. And Black Pride contributes to the multicultural aspect of joy and
celebration in queer communities. Black Pride symbolizes not only black LGBTQ uniqueness as
The California Supreme Court ruled again on same-sex marriage. This time it decided to uphold Proposition 8, restricting marriage to one man and one woman. In a 6-to-1 decision the justices decided that Proposition 8 would remain part of the state constitution. And the 18,000 same-sex couples that ran to their local justice of the peace to get legally married before November 4, 2008, well they’re the lucky ones, since our right to marry can be so easily taken away by the pull of a lever.
(Note: This was written on the day the California Supreme Court issued its ruling to uphold Proposition 8, which restricts civil marriage to one man and one woman.)
It is a sad ...
Yes, that’s a typo. But it’s intentional. The verse from Proverbs should read, “Without vision, the people perish” (29:18). As I was typing up some lecture notes for the “queer religious leadership” class I’m teaching this semester at PSR, I typed out that verse, but with the typo – “parish.” It was a perfect Freudian slip. It also worked really well to make the point I wanted to stress that day in class.
As many denominations and congregations continue to struggle with the full inclusion of LGBT people, seminaries are often overlooked as a key location for this movement. Seminaries and schools of theology are, of course, crucial for this work as they train the next generation of clergy, pastors, and religious leaders of all kinds.
Historic Shift Toward LGBT Equality as Presbyterian Church
(USA) Fails to Ratify Amendment 08-B
Rev. Janet Edwards, ...
With Iowa being the fourth state to approve marriage equality, lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, and queer Americans’ optimism is high, believing many more states will follow ...
The decision of the Iowa Supreme Court to extend the equal protection and rights of civil marriage to gay and lesbian couples is remarkable in two ways: it was a unanimous decision, which ...