Thursday, April 23, 2015

Gaytriotism Across America | Openly Jake

Via JMG: ABC Poll: New High For Marriage Support

Via the Washington Post:
A record-high 6 in 10 Americans support same-sex marriage and a similar share say individual states should not be allowed to define marriage as only between a man and a woman, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. The national debate on same-sex marriage moves to center stage next week, when the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on whether state restrictions on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. The Post-ABC poll finds 61 percent of Americans support allowing gays to marry and 35 percent are opposed. Support is up only slightly from last year but is a reversal from public sentiment a decade ago, when opponents outnumbered supporters 58 percent to 39 percent. In the short and long run, support for same-sex marriage has grown significantly across demographic and political groups. Among those under age 30, support has grown since 2005 from 57 percent to 78 percent. Among those 65 and over, it has increased from 18 percent to 46 percent. Support has also risen by double digits across partisan groups, though Democrats and independents have shifted the most.

Reposted from Joe Jervis

Openly Secular Day 2015

Via JMG: NEJM To SCOTUS: Say Yes To Marriage

The New England Journal of Medicine is the nation's oldest continuously published peer-reviewed medical journal. Posted today:
Eleven years ago, Massachusetts became the first state in the country to give same-sex marriages full legal recognition. Today, same-sex marriage is legal, through legislative or judicial action or by popular vote, in more than 35 states and the District of Columbia. It is recognized by the federal government. And polls consistently show that it is supported by a clear majority of Americans. However, in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and Tennessee, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of laws and constitutional amendments that define marriage as a union between a man and a woman only, denying recognition of same-sex marriage. Given the conflicting lower-court rulings, the Supreme Court has taken the issue under consideration. The Court will hear oral arguments on April 28 and is expected to hand down its ruling by the end of the current session, in June. We believe that the Court should resolve this conflict in favor of the full recognition of same-sex marriage throughout the United States.
Read the rest. (Tipped by JMG reader TJ)

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Via ThinkProgress: The Surprising Religious Breakdown Of Same-Sex Marriage Support

Via Huffington: Brokenhearted Bahá'is: LGBTs Rejected by Their Faith


Never before has an openly gay member of the Bahá'í faith granted such a high profile interview, an interview already getting great traction among worldwide members of the faith itself. Above, Sean Rayshel, who has granted Nicholas Snow this exclusive interview.

Nicholas Snow welcomes Sean Rayshel, an openly-gay, third generation American Bahá'í who for the past fifteen years has been an advocate for LGBT inclusiveness in the Bahá'í Faith. Read also in this post, for the first time published in a major media outlet, an official letter from the Bahá'ís Universal House of Justice, Department of the Secretariat.

Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do Dia- Flor del Día- Flower of the day 23/04/2015

“Se você sente que ainda não está pronto para estar em um relacionamento, não adianta forçar. Amor forçado não é amor. Talvez você ainda precise continuar voando até que o amor te arrebate. Mas, chega um momento em que você amadurece o suficiente para compreender a necessidade de aprofundar numa relação. Porque é através do relacionamento que os portais de acesso aos reinos internos se abrem. Mas, normalmente o que ocorre é que ao acessar esses mundos internos, você se assusta e tem vontade de sair correndo. Então você quer trocar de parceiro. E isso pode se tornar uma compulsão. Fique atento para isso, pois se trata de uma estratégia do eu inferior para te manter refém do medo.”
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“Si sientes que todavía no estás listo para estar en una relación de pareja, no sirve forzar. Amor forzado no es amor. Tal vez aún necesites continuar volando hasta que el amor te arrebate. Pero llega un momento en que maduras lo suficiente como para comprender la necesidad de profundizar en una relación. Porque es a través de ella que los portales de acceso a los reinos internos se abren. Pero normalmente lo que ocurre es que al acceder a esos mundos internos te asustas y tienes ganas de salir corriendo. Entonces quieres cambiar de compañero. Y esto se puede volver una compulsión. Estate atento a esto, porque se trata de una estrategia del yo inferior para mantenerte rehén del miedo.”

"If one does not feel ready to be in a relationship, there is no point in forcing it. Forced love is no love. We might need to continue flying around until love catches a hold of us. But there comes a time when we are mature enough to understand the need to deepen within a relationship. Through relationships, we gain access to the portals of the inner realms. Oftentimes when we do access these inner worlds, we get frightened and want to run away. Then we want to change partners, and this can become a compulsive action. We must be aware of this, because this is a strategy of the lower self to keep us hostage to fear."

Via Daily Dharma

What Are You Meditating For? | April 23, 2015

Each time one sits to meditate, one enters the unknown, the uncertain, the purposeless. Continuing, one repeatedly experiences uncertainty on the spot. One enters a great expanse that is unknowable, ordinary, alive, and secret. One enters into the timeless and unbiased continuum of all being.

- Douglas Penick, "What Are You Meditating For?"