In this nonfundamentalist understanding of faith, practice is more important than theory, love more important than law, and mystery is seen as an insight into truth rather than an obstacle. It is the great lie of our time that all religious faith has to be fundamentalist to be valid.
The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It's the ones that become the friendships that last.
I can barely remember what I wrote yesterday, let alone 10 years ago.
You know, American citizens, I don't think, ever thought that the right to the pursuit of happiness did not include the right to marry the person you love. But for a whole number of Americans, gay Americans, that happens to be true.
We've got fuel prices coming down and good travel numbers coming out, so it's not surprising airline stocks are going up.
What gay culture is before it is anything else, before it is a culture of desire or a culture of subversion or a culture of pain, is a culture of friendship.
My own early crusade for same-sex marriage, for example, is now mainstream gay politics. It wasn't when I started.
How can you tell when a political ideology has become the equivalent of a religion?
The relationship of black Americans to Obama is sociologically riveting.
When I first started talking about gay marriage, most people in the gay community looked at me as if I was insane or possibly a fascist reactionary.
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