Marriage Equality

Why This SCOTUS Decision On Same-Sex Marriage Feels So Small

June 27, 2015

“For many of us, marriage is a straight-people-thing.” My professor’s office has five very large bookshelves, two on the left, three on the right. Edward Said, Simone de Beauvior, Augusto Boal, even some books that he has written himself, lean against each other on the shelves, ordered by topic. Each of his students’ thesis papers, … Read More

Ireland and the Institution of Marriage

May 29, 2015

This past week, Ireland passed the bill to legally mandate the institutional allowance of same-sex marriage throughout the country. This bill was supported by a sixty-two percent voter turnout rate, challenging the country’s long held presence of conservative Catholicism. The Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, called this new law “a defeat for humanity.” … Read More