Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies


The IEET is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization registered in the State of Connecticut in the United States. Please give as you are able, and help support our work for a brighter future.


Search the IEET
Subscribe and Contribute to:


Technoprogressive? BioConservative? Huh?
Quick overview of biopolitical points of view




whats new at ieet

The Ethics of Intimate Surveillance (2): A Landscape of Objections

Unnecessary Supplement Use is Rising, Even Among the Elderly

Is your phone part of your mind?

The Deeper Meaning of the Anthropocene

MIT Journal, Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments Call for Papers

Capitalism Mandates a Basic Income Guarantee


ieet books

Philosophical Ethics: Theory and Practice
Author
John G Messerly


comments

Nicholsp03 on 'Is The Singularity A Religious Doctrine?' (Apr 30, 2016)

rms on 'The Ethics of Intimate Surveillance (1)' (Apr 30, 2016)

spud100 on 'Immortality: When We Digitally Copy Our Minds, What Happens to Humanity?' (Apr 27, 2016)

almostvoid on 'Angels and Demons of A.I.' (Apr 27, 2016)

almostvoid on 'Immortality: When We Digitally Copy Our Minds, What Happens to Humanity?' (Apr 27, 2016)

instamatic on 'Why Woman-as-Abortion-Victim is Even Worse than Endorsing Punishment' (Apr 25, 2016)

dobermanmac on 'Is The Singularity A Religious Doctrine?' (Apr 25, 2016)







Subscribe to IEET News Lists

Daily News Feed

Longevity Dividend List

Catastrophic Risks List

Biopolitics of Popular Culture List

Technoprogressive List

Trans-Spirit List



JET

Enframing the Flesh: Heidegger, Transhumanism, and the Body as “Standing Reserve”

Moral Enhancement and Political Realism

Intelligent Technologies and Lost Life

Hottest Articles of the Last Month


How Augmented and Virtual Realities Might Change Productivity Forever in the Next 10 Years
Apr 14, 2016
(3953) Hits
(0) Comments

Christianity and Transhumanism Are Much Closer Than You Think
Apr 10, 2016
(3908) Hits
(60) Comments

Bruce Sterling urges us not to panic, just yet
Apr 6, 2016
(2898) Hits
(4) Comments

Is The Singularity A Religious Doctrine?
Apr 23, 2016
(2871) Hits
(8) Comments



IEET > Rights > Life

Print Email permalink (5) Comments (2454) Hits •  subscribe Share on facebook Stumble This submit to reddit submit to digg


Why I changed my mind about gay marriage



Glenn Loury II

The Glenn Show

Posted: Jan 31, 2013


On The Glenn Show, guest host Glenn II and David tackle the issue of marriage equality. David sees a crisis in the institution of marriage in America. Glenn and David discuss the generational divide over the public and private meanings of marriage, and explore the chicken-and-egg reasons for the declining marriage rate.


Listen/View


Print Email permalink (5) Comments (2455) Hits •  subscribe Share on facebook Stumble This submit to reddit submit to digg


COMMENTS


Candid interview, David says exactly what he thinks: several times he says he doesn't want to be unfair and also says he doesn't want to be on the wrong side of the gay question.
A step up.
Remember the episode of Seinfeld where the characters all say they are not gay but hasten to add that there's nothing wrong with being gay? Such is the new Western attitude:

"I'm not gay, however if you want to be gay, it is none of my beeswax."



...btw,
of course it also depends where, some locations today are still intolerant of gays-- nevertheless the situation has rapidly changed since the '70s. Before 1977, I lived in NYC, there it was taken for granted being gay was okay. Yet when I moved out west, if one were to make positive remarks about homosexuality, they'd look at you as if you were a monster from outer space.
Now that is only the case in remote areas; you will only get that from residents of rural areas such as where the Westboro Baptist Church is located in Kansas. Naturally the Westboro Baptist Church doesn't have to like gays.. but then gays do not have to like the Westboro Baptist Church. Which is something the Westboro Baptist Church doesn't quite grasp.



They don't have to grasp it, knowing that you're going to hell is good enough.



No, I live a four hour drive from Westboro, and their sort do think outsiders must be diplomatic to them, however if they want to diss outsiders-- then tough titty for outsiders.
For thine whoeth are the Elect are released from the Law... a kind of fundamentalist immunity from prosecution.



Steyn must be one of the most negative journalists alive:

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/344287/death-family-mark-steyn

He probably complains to hear the sound of his own voice whining.



YOUR COMMENT (IEET's comment policy)

Login or Register to post a comment.

Next entry: The Resilient Brain (great example of Positive Biology)

Previous entry: Let’s teach kids to code!

HOME | ABOUT | FELLOWS | STAFF | EVENTS | SUPPORT  | CONTACT US
SECURING THE FUTURE | LONGER HEALTHIER LIFE | RIGHTS OF THE PERSON | ENVISIONING THE FUTURE
CYBORG BUDDHA PROJECT | AFRICAN FUTURES PROJECT | JOURNAL OF EVOLUTION AND TECHNOLOGY

RSSIEET Blog | email list | newsletter |
The IEET is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization registered in the State of Connecticut in the United States.

East Coast Contact: Executive Director, Dr. James J. Hughes,
56 Daleville School Rd., Willington CT 06279 USA 
Email: director @ ieet.org     phone: 860-428-1837

West Coast Contact: Managing Director, Hank Pellissier
425 Moraga Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611
Email: hank @ ieet.org