Halifax native. Reclusive Extrovert, Gay Unicorn Hunter, and Jewish Banker.
"I am leading the charge because it’s time to do this."
After a mother shared a photo of an anatomically correct doll on Facebook with shock, I have to ask: Why are baby body parts shameful?
In light of today’s ruling in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and some of the comments on Gawker’s coverage of it, I’ve been thinking a bit about why the sitting Supreme Court might be willing to overturn DOMA but also provide organizations with religious exemptions to avoid “paying for” their employees’ birth control (and, as it may shake out, from being required not to discriminate against LGBT applicants and employees). Apart, I mean, from constitutional law issues, which are complex and, frankly, outside my ken; I’ve been thinking in terms of broader social discourse, about why some conservatives support same-sex marriage and exemptions for birth control legislation in the ACA, so that’s how I’m going to address this apparent discontinuity—as an institutional index of broader social tendencies.
So far, there’s no sign of major negative effects, whether among traditional families or society as a whole, in states and countries that allow same-sex marriage.