Posts by Larry Weisenthal
I offer the following purely as a thought experiment. I suppose it’s more of a leftward proposal, and, thus may be deemed unsuitable for this blog. I’m hoping that it may be viewed simply as a theoretical proposal to initiate thoughtful discussion of pros and cons.
I think that it would be advantageous to form some sort of global confederation of the primary English-speaking nations:
1. I’m in favor of gays having equal rights, privileges, and responsibilities, with respect to traditional marriage, with the proviso that the new institution of same sex unions should be recognized (by government) by a name other than “marriage.” Gays are creating a new institution, and they should give this institution a new name. 2…. Read more »
A decision by a Federal judge in the California Proposition 8 (anti-gay marriage) aftermath is an ominous canary in the coal mine for free speech. Our democracy depends on transparent, open speech. In the 15 years that I’ve been an active participant in Internet discussion groups, I have always signed my own name, because I… Read more »
I’d like to explain how it is that a (mostly) liberal like me can be against same-sex “marriage.” Right now, there is a raging protest going on over the passing of California’s Proposition 8, which was a California constitutional amendment to ban same sex “marriage.” What is bothering me and what is motivating me to… Read more »