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Tag: gay marriage
  • University at Albany Holds LGBT Event

    On March 27, 2014 the University at Albany chapter of Young Americans for Liberty held an LGBT rights event, entitled “Liberty and the LGBTQ Community: Libertarian Perspectives on Marriage Equality.” This event followed a week-long tabling event which featured members of UA YAL reaching out to students and engaging them on the subject of LGBT …

  • Educate Thyself: Liberty and Equality

    “There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal.” — F.A. Hayek We’ve seen much news recently surrounding the voices of equality.  I’ve even reacted to the Supreme Court decisions with a statement here in Mississippi on the DOMA and Prop8: “These decisions allow for equal treatment under …

  • Questions Concerning Marriage Equality

    In the midst of the recent Supreme Court rulings concerning marriage equality, I have been mulling over some key factors surrounding marriage, and I’d be interested to know what you think about these questions and issues. 1. What is the difference between a marriage and a relationship? A relationship can occur between many different combinations of …

  • SCOTUS In the Spotlight

    This week, the Supreme Court handed down two major decisions that whipped talking heads into a frenzy — for two very different reasons. The first verdict struck down Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in Shelby County vs. Holder, thus ending decades of extra scrutiny for nine states and districts in several others …

  • Polygamist Marriage Is Coming (And No, It’s Not a Slippery Slope Argument)

    The recent Supreme Court decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 are landmark rulings that will play part in defining an era. It remains to be seen whether upcoming reforms will further consolidate federal power or grant autonomy to the states, but these rulings are largely a step in the …

  • Spring 2013 at Cypress College

    This semester, Cypress College got a brand new chapter of Young Americans for Liberty.  Like us on Facebook!  Join the chapter’s conversations! 

  • Milton, Mill, and Chicken

    The year is 2012, and, shocking though it ought to be, there are still major public figures who don’t believe in the freedom to express your opinion without government reprisal.  The crisis in free speech was precipitated when Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy was asked about his company’s support for “traditional family” organizations. He responded, “Guilty …

  • What Sanctity of Marriage?

    Participating in the gay marriage debate was one of the major factors which led me away from the left vs. right fight and toward liberty. After so much debating and trying to prove my argument in defense of marriage being between a man and woman, I finally started to take in what my opponents were …

  • Minnesota’s Gay Marriage Amendment

    Currently the state of Minnesota has a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage on the ballot for next November and it has been making a lot of people very angry.  Naturally, we have been hearing a lot of the GOP and GLTB talking points (and some other weird stuff), but I read this in the …

  • Rudy Giuliani: Blind Squirrel

    The old adage that even a blind squirrel will occasionally find a nut seems to fit former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s appearance on CNN Sunday morning: …[the] Republican Party would be well advised to get the heck out of people’s bedrooms and let these things get decided by states…Stay out of it… And I …