December 19, 2012 |
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder and ESPN reporter Samantha Steele wanted to keep their marriage quiet, so they tied the knot in enemy territory Monday with no family or friends present. Even so, the secret didn't even last two days. "We tried to keep the attention away from us and went over to Wisconsin and had it done," Ponder told reporters after the news got out Wednesday. "So it was quick but it was good. " The second-year quarterback added that he realizes a lot of Vikings fans aren't happy about the location of the wedding, but said that he and Steele would have a bigger ceremony in Minnesota after the football season ends.
May 11, 2012 |
Bristol Palin is learning Rule No. 1 of being a blogger: If you're going to dish it out, you gotta be able to take it. Palin is being blasted for ridiculing President Obama this week on her Patheos blog, and how he came to change his position on same-sex marriage in part by reflecting on the life experiences of his young daughters, Sasha and Malia, who have friends with same-sex parents. The post headlined "Hail to the Chiefs -- Malia and Sasha Obama" doesn't explicitly outline Palin's position on same-sex marriage.
July 28, 2006
Re "Gays Engaged in a Battle for Hearts, Minds," July 26 I think it's odd that this extensive article presents "a battle for hearts and minds," yet doesn't really illuminate the purpose of the battle. This is a battle for civil marriage, which means extending more than 1,000 rights given to married, heterosexual, taxpaying citizens to all taxpaying citizens. When the Supreme Court struck down state bans on interracial marriage in 1967, the overwhelming majority of Americans did not support interracial marriage.
June 14, 2013 |
Given the rapidly evolving status of gay rights here in the U.S, where the Boy Scouts of America recently lifted a ban on gay youths and the Supreme Court prepares to rule on two same-sex marriage cases , John Oliver decided it was time to check up on the issue around the globe on Thursday's episode of "The Daily Show. " Operating from the assumption that our friends in Europe are “more enlightened about these issues” than Americans, Oliver was surprised to learn of the riots that erupted in Paris following the legalization in that famously sexually laissez-faire country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2000
I feel very strongly that Proposition 22 should pass. The traditional marriage is the basis to our society and most important for the stability of the family. We should be compassionate to the gay community and they should have all of the rights afforded them in the Domestic Partners Act. It is not, however, up to the rest of the states to decide whether or not California has to recognize same-sex marriages. This is up to the citizens of California. Proposition 22 is only to close the door on others deciding for us. MARILYN JONES Canoga Park I have been able to live my life in a marriage for the last 11 years that was not recognized by my state or country.
June 1, 2008
I found Charles Koppleman's story on Vanessa Beecroft ("A Work in Progress," May 4) very well-written. So well-written that if Beecroft read it as an outsider does, she would find the secret to herself: She is a selfish, spoiled, self-absorbed brat who has refused to grow up. Trying to adopt twins from another culture without consulting her husband is a move designed to wreck a marriage. Her lack of concern for her husband's opinion shows her to be cold and indifferent. She is not a "work in progress."
October 20, 1991
Why is it that when you see an article on single women, it is invariably written by a woman, and when you see an article on single men, it is invariably written by a woman? It's not surprising that these articles typically regard marriage as normal and bachelorhood as deviant. The article did nothing to address more pragmatic reasons for staying a bachelor, like the fact that the majority of marriages end in divorce. In the past few decades, divorce proceedings have shown that marriage is (in the eyes of the state)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1999
Re "My Father Is Wrong on Gays," by David Knight, Commentary, Oct. 14: How tragic it is when a father rejects his own flesh and blood, as state Sen. William "Pete" Knight (R-Palmdale) has done with David because he is gay. As a mother and grandmother, I've always believed the essence of parental love to be, "I love you just as you are." The Knight initiative suggests an emotionally based personal vendetta meant to retaliate against the son who has failed to live up to a father's masculine expectations.
April 24, 2004
Re "Gender Blender: Intersexual? Transsexual? Male, female aren't so easy to define," Commentary, April 19: Eric Vilain brings up some important points regarding the futility of attempting to legislate what makes someone male or female for the sake of marriage. However, he fails to recognize that most intersex people are satisfied in the gender they were raised in, and those cases may end up being the most troubling. Many intersex people are never told the truth about genital surgeries done during childhood.