Gay Marriage Passed in Illinois

The following post is written by Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation I’ve lived in Illinois my whole life (well, except for the past two and a half months while in St. Andrews). Illinois is where every word of Love Is an Orientation was lived in real-time. And last night, after a [Read More...]

Reaction to Supreme Court’s Rulings on DOMA and Prop 8

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[Update 6pm CST] I spent today calling and texting my LGBT married friends around the country, congratulating them in this momentous ruling. I understand from doing life with them how important this decision is to their lives, their spouses and especially their children. The impact of today can never be overstated, as our nation’s legal [Read More...]

Part 2: Interviewed by Church Marketing Sucks on Gay Marriage

The good folks over at Church Marketing Sucks recently asked me some questions about engaging in the gay marriage debate from the perspective of their predominantly conservative evangelical audience. You can read Part 1 of this interview here. You can see the original Part 2 on Church Marketing Suck’s website here. For your convenience, I have also posted the [Read More...]

I’m Tired of Being Blamed. You Make the Choice.

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It took all of about 5 minutes for someone to get upset with my recent post about the gay marriage interview I did. It struck me as legitimately funny that I actually didn’t know which of the sides was going to make their displeasure known first. [insert: "the life of a bridge builder between opposing [Read More...]

Part 1: Interviewed by Church Marketing Sucks on Gay Marriage

Church Marketing Sucks

The good folks over at Church Marketing Sucks recently asked me some questions about engaging in the gay marriage debate from the perspective of their predominantly conservative evangelical audience. You can see the original post here. For your convenience, I have also posted it for you to read here: “Gay marriage is a lightning rod issue [Read More...]

Would Jesus Fight a Legal Battle Against Same-Sex Marriage?

Gay Marriage

This post was part of a series on Tim Dalrymple’s blog Philosophical Fragments, answering the question, Is It Time for Evangelicals to Stop Opposing Gay Marriage? My response focuses on the question Would Jesus Fight a legal Battle Against Same-Sex Marriage? [Read more...]

Rick Warren on Gay Marriage

This post analyzes my thoughts on Rick Warren’s recent interview with Chelsea Clinton on gay marriage, and then, my analysis of the conservative argument against same-sex marriage based on the word “marriage.” [Read more...]

Is It Time for Evangelicals to Stop Opposing Gay Marriage?

This article was first posted, today, on Philosophical Fragments, a blog by philosopher Timothy Dalyrmple. It is a part of a series on answering the question, “Is It Time for Evangelicals to Stop Opposing Gay Marriage?” I am promoting the link on Philosophical Fragments for those who wish to engage in this conversation, because that [Read More...]

President Obama’s Evolving Views

The following post was written by Jason Bilbrey, a volunteer with us at The Marin Foundation. Last week, President Obama made history by vocalizing his support for marriage for gay and lesbian individuals, the first sitting president to do so. The flood of media coverage surrounding his interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts has [Read More...]

Shocked About New York Gay Marriage

I saw on the news the other day that on the first day of LGBT couples having the right to get legally married in New York, the New York City Clerks Office (NYCCO) reported that a record 659 marriage licenses were picked up. The NYCCO, and the news outlet, didn’t explain what “record” meant, so [Read More...]

Are Gay Equality Rigths Orgs Really Fighting for Equality?

Last year I went to speak in Mississippi and that was the first time I had ever been to that State. As soon as I stepped off the plane I realized that the Mississippi state flag still has the Confederate Flag in it (see picture above)! Seriously Mississippi, it’s 2010. Anyway, I’m sure by now [Read More...]

I’m Going to Gay Wedding Today

This weekend Brenda and I are going to a wedding in Iowa … for a friend of ours who is getting legally married to his husband. We go because this is another way to tangibly show our love in unique ways to our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters. Here is my reasoning why. What [Read More...]

Gay Parents

USA Today recently ran a short piece scientifically comparing gay parents to straight parents. Here is the article. A few highlights I found interesting: 1. It’s shameful that USA Today had to use a picture of a stereotypical gay couple from a TV show instead of a real family. In my opinion, it really shows [Read More...]

Gay Marriage in Illinois

For the many people in both the GLBT and conservative communities throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire (and especially those in California from the beginning of Prop Eight) who love to sarcastically and condescendingly say to me: “Andrew, you can say whatever you want about gay marriage and it doesn’t matter because you’re in Illinois and not [Read More...]


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