Arguments Against Gay Marriage… and Their Rebuttals

Jason Wakefield has a fantastic article in the latest issue of New Humanist magazine about the arguments against gay marriage and why they’re all wrong. It may not be anything you haven’t heard before, but it’s always nice to have an easy reference to send to conservative Christians/homophobes: [Read more…]

OkCupid: Where Your Atheism Helps You Get a Date

Last month, I mentioned that the founders of the dating website OkCupid would be receiving the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard’s annual Humanist of the Year award. [Read more…]

Live-Blogging Election 2012: The Marriage Equality Ballot Measures

As the election results come in across the country, I will be following and reporting on how voters decide on same-sex marriage in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington. I’ll also be reporting on the last-minute campaign efforts here in Washington while I volunteer with Washington United for Marriage. [Read more…]

A Catholic Group Distorts the Truth About Doctors Who Oppose Contraception

I figured it wouldn’t be hard to do a bit of research. Are these doctors really representative of the wider medical population or do they have some sort of bias? I started Googling and all I found were doctors whose primary objective is to promote the teachings of the Catholic Church, not doctors who follow the science where it leads. [Read more…]

Indiana Bans Humanist Celebrants from Performing Weddings, but This Lawsuit Could Change That

Suppose you’re an atheist getting married to another atheist. Who performs your wedding?

Maybe a priest (if your parents are paying for the ceremony). Maybe a good friend (if they get the proper paperwork in time). Maybe a Humanist Celebrant.

But in Indiana, only a handful of people are allowed to perform the ceremony: [Read more…]


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