Monthly Archives: March 2012

The history of marriage is not a straight and narrow path

In March 2005, the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association published a comprehensive paper on same-sex marriage and non-marital unions (the “Bar report”).  I also found another helpful resource published in 2009 in the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, … Continue reading

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Voices by and for the people – Part 1

Here is a collection of voices by a wide range of people who are speaking for other people. Ministers and faith leaders in more than 55 cities in NC have signed the following statement, with larger cities having numerous signers. For a complete … Continue reading

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Paul Stam and the Believers

It is important in any form of competition to know your opponent.  In sports, teams scout their opponents to assess their strengths and weaknesses.  In the law, attorneys research the skills of their adversaries to know what they are up against.  And … Continue reading

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“Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly Fond of Each Other” – Willie Nelson

This post is courtesy of my daughter, Jordan Wade, who is teaching and finishing her masters degree this spring in American Studies at the University of Kansas.  I asked her to add her expertise to this discussion, in order to take our thoughts in … Continue reading

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So what is a civil union anyway?

There has been much debate about the NC marriage amendment and most of the focus has been on, yes, you guessed it, “marriage”. And yet, the marriage amendment is not just limited to a vote on who can get married.  It … Continue reading

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The Massachusetts and Maine experiences illustrate the human side of this debate

The Charlotte Film festival offered two documentaries last night which explored the same-sex marriage debate.  Both were enlightening. The first film was a short look at the Massachusetts experience, which led to the approval of same-sex marriage.  The second film, entitled “Question One”, was about the … Continue reading

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I heard their “word” on a church sidewalk and the “word” was not love

I visited Myers Park Baptist Church again today to listen to a guest speaker, UNC Professor of Law Maxine Eichner.  She was there to discuss the legal issues associated with Amendment One. I have written about her work in the … Continue reading

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