The possible forms of human sexual expression based on voluntary choice are very much greater than those sanctioned by any contemporary society. In particular, our own Western culture has tended to restrict human sexuality even more than most other cultures although, naturally, there have been variations among national and regional subgroups. One major form of sexual sensibility and activity that has especially suffered from this restrictive attitude has been homosexuality. This polarization as well as the extraordinary antagonism to gay love, are in large part traceable to the general antisexual bias of early Christianity. But the opposition of the Church to conduct which had been an accepted part of the way of life of many peoples in the Mediterranean area and elsewhere, would probably have meant little, except for one circumstance. The Church would mystify and exalt the Sate, and, in return, the State, and, in return, the State would put its coercive force at the disposal of the Church.
Roberts Jr. But they said he did provide invaluable strategic guidance working pro bono to formulate legal theories and coach them in moot court sessions. Judge Roberts did not disclose his role in the case to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which asked about pro bono work in a questionnaire. News of his participation was first reported Thursday in The Los Angeles Times, and it set off an immediate scramble on both the left and the right, upending perceptions of the nominee in both camps.
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John James Conyers Jr. Representative for Michigan from to The districts he represented always included part of western Detroit. During his final three terms, his district included many of Detroit's western suburbs, as well as a large portion of the Downriver area. Conyers served more than fifty years in Congress, becoming the sixth-longest serving member of Congress in U.
John Lewis speaks at an event outside the Capitol Building honoring the victims and survivors of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The late Rep. John Lewis, who died Friday at 80 , was best known for his work in the civil rights movement, quite literally placing his life on the line to protect and advance the rights of Black Americans. Among those bills was the Equality Act, which prohibits discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity, and of which Lewis was a lead sponsor, as well as the Respect for Marriage Act, which aimed to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act DOMA and legalize same-sex marriage. In , Lewis delivered an impassioned speech against DOMA on the floor of the House, a rare showing of public support for marriage equality at a time when about two-thirds of Americans opposed letting gay couples marry, according to a Pew poll.