I'm currently listening to the debate in the US senate over the federal marriage amendment. If you'd like to express your opposition , call your elected official and get involved. The sort of claims being raised in this debate on both sides are disapointing.
Democrats are hiding behind the rubric of states rights and thus failing to address the fundamental injustice of the federal marriage amendment. And Republicans are addressing the importance of families and children, which is not arguable but they somehow make the jump from this to fighting gay marriage. As if gay and lesbian families do not have children. And if they do they don't count.
And as if their families don't engage in the same functions that other families do which any society ought to value. The phrase traditional marriage avoids what ought to be valued: healthy, committed, stable relationships which develop the growth and possibilities of human life.
In other news: the Australian Anglican Church is considering legislation which would pave the way for women bishops. In the UK the Anglican Church defeated a measure which would institute heresy courts. And Ron Reagan will be speaking at the democrat's nat'l convention on the importance of stem cell research. It is a sad commentary on our society that such research has become a partisan issue.