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Update: After Gay Marriage, Massachusetts Divorce Rate Continues to Drop

Last week, I pointed out that according to the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, the divorce rate in Massachusetts has dropped since the legalization of same-sex marriage in the spring of 2004:

Since then, I’ve found that preliminary divorce data and population data for 2008 have now been released state by state. They [...]

After Legalized Same-Sex Marriages, Massachusetts Divorce Rate Drops

One of the arguments often articulated against same-sex marriage is that it will somehow ruin everybody else’s marriages. Discriminating against gay and lesbian people is called the “Defense of Marriage,” a “Stand for Marriage,” the fight to “Protect Marriage.” The idea is that somehow or other, gay and lesbian people getting married will just wreck [...]

Maine's Bishop Wants To Leave Society Just A Stone

If we just kept Malone’s favored cornerstone, and didn’t add to it as time went on, then our society wouldn’t have any structure to it. It would just be a big stone, sitting out there, all alone. [...]

Maine’s Bishop Wants To Leave Society Just A Stone

If we just kept Malone’s favored cornerstone, and didn’t add to it as time went on, then our society wouldn’t have any structure to it. It would just be a big stone, sitting out there, all alone. [...]

Harvard Set for Extensive Darwin Day Celebration on February 12

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, Harvard University has prepared a full set of celebratory events during the next week including lectures, scientific expositions, parties, and a complete reading of The Origin of Species at multiple locations around campus. If you just happen to be in or around Cambridge, Massachusetts, [...]

Sarah Palin Exceptionalism, Theocracy and Hurricanes

God damn America – that’s what John Winthrop warned about, and Sarah Palin seems to embrace that warning. So, how can Sarah Palin blast Jeremiah Wright for the same thing? [...]

Sarah Palin, Amalek, American Exceptionalism and Genocide

When Sarah Palin uses the phrase from John Winthrop’s sermon, referring to the entire United States of America as a “city on a hill”, she is sending a signal that, as President, she would be right in line with the most extremist, violent theocratic elements of American political history – a history that includes shameless genocide in the name of God. [...]