Greetings to all. This is the first post of D. Seiple Online, which serves as the discussion annex for Philosophy's Labyrinth (more on that later.) And, as luck would have it, this launching coincides with the new ruling by Federal District Judge Vaughn Walker, which (for the moment at least) overturns the referendum known as Proposition 8 (the one banning same-sex marriage in California). I expect this event to add some robust flavor to the discussions I've already been having with friends on both sides of this issue.
I'll start out by indicating how grateful I am that those I continue to be in discussion with cherish the value of civility in debates -- debates that try our patience, imagination, and judgment.