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Gay marriage is doubly protected. Isn’t it time to end the oppression narrative?

The African American population has suffered horrifically worse atrocities than people living with same-sex attraction in the United States. Before the Civil War they were considered to be personal property with no rights, not even marital. As William Goodell wrote regarding the American Slave Code in 1853: The slave has no rights. Of course, he […]

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Will the fog of war smuggle same-sex marriage into Ukraine?

To considerable fanfare and the surprise of many observers, the matter of legal same-sex marriage has landed on President Zelensky’s desk amid a war that seems unwinnable by either side. An online petition drive has successfully accumulated over 25,000 signatures, the level beyond which the president must consider the matter and render an answer. The […]

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Two stories of loss: bird mating songs and human sexual values

Two stories… turned my thoughts to the ethics of reproduction and the lengths to which we might go to generate offspring. One story involved birds; the other humans. Both stories are about loss – in the case of the birds, loss of their species; in the case of the humans, loss of the values and norms governing our most intimate relationships.

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‘Consent’ is not enough. We need to recover the lost meaning of sex

Responding adequately to the sad news of the Kambala sexual assault petition — the latest spotlight on the sexual assault epidemic — is a sobering challenge for us all. Leading educators in our secondary schools, depressed by the recent revelations and struggling to find solutions, are themselves revisiting calls for better “consent training” for students. But, as others […]