Best quote of 2013 (so far)

January 10, 2013

From a NY Times interview of Shirley MacLaine: Q. People aren’t comfortable with sexual lives that deviate from the norm. A. I don’t know what the norm is. The latest evaluations on human sexuality say that we are one-third monogamous, one-third serially monogamous and one-third polygamous. I would say there should be some kind of […]

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Sex and Justice Conference at University of Michigan breaks new ground

October 6, 2012

Sex Justice Conference 560 I have been to (far too) many conferences, but the one that wrapped up yesterday at the University of Michigan was one of the best I have ever attended. My bet is that it will mark an important new stage in advocacy on sexuality and law-related issues. The Sex and Justice […]

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The end of gay marriage arguments

June 24, 2012

OK, the gay marriage debate isn’t going away entirely. After all, there are still debates going on in this country about creationism. And I’m not just saying that polls show rapidly changing public opinion – everyone knows that.  What is happening now that is new is the realignment of the politics of family issues, with […]

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Divorce and CP dissolutions increase in Britain with rockier economy

December 15, 2011

A total of 42,778 same-sex couples in England have entered civil partnerships; only 1,007 of those have sought dissolutions. Of late, however, there has been an upward trend for termination of both same-sex and different-sex couple relationships. From SoSoGay: A new report released by the [British] Office of National Statistics this week has shown that divorce figures in […]

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Canadian law against polygamy upheld, but with no application to relationships outside of marriage

November 29, 2011

The British Columbia Supreme Court has ruled that the Canadian anti-polygamy law is constitutional, on the ground that its violation of religious freedom is justified by the need to prevent harm "to women, to children, to society and to the institution of monogamous marriage." In Reference re Section 293 of the Criminal Code of Canada, […]

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Cameron’s threat backfires

November 1, 2011

The statement by British PM David Cameron that Commonwealth nations could see their foreign aid from the UK cut if anti-gay laws remain on the books has turned into a mess for utterly predictable reasons.  It has played right into the hands of those who condemn support for sexual minorities as a western disease driven […]

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