BREAKING NEWS: Obama Endorses Marriage Equality

WOOT!

OBAMA: I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen [...]

Gay Marriage Passes and is Vetoed by T-Rex Governor Christie (VIDEO)

Watch as Joe Baur of Mildly Relevant News shares his thoughts on tough talk by Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey in regards to that state’s same-sex marriage laws.

Gallup: majority now favors recognition of same-sex marriage

From Gallup (emphasis mine): For the first time in Gallup’s tracking of the issue, a majority of Americans (53%) believe same-sex marriage should be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages. The increase since last year came exclusively among political independents and Democrats. Republicans’ views did not change.

Here’s [...]

A thought on “National Marriage Week”

Have you heard? Conservative groups are calling this week “National Marriage Week,” though a more accurate name would be “National Same-Sex Marriage Week.”

However, in honor of all those “family values” conservatives out there, I think we should call it “National Charlie Sykes & Newt Gingrich Third Marriage Week.”

Rebecca Kleefisch: same sex marriage will lead to humans marrying clocks & tables

Watch/listen as Republican Lt. Governor candidate Rebecca Kleefisch channels her inner Rick “Man on dog” Santorum while she discusses same sex marriage during a recent radio interview:   I have to admit….I’ve never encountered anyone who advocated for the right of humans to marry animals or inanimate objects on the grounds of equality.

Clearly Rebecca [...]

My thoughts on the California Prop 8 decision

In a decision handed down yesterday, U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled California’s Proposition 8 ballot initiative denying marriage rights to same-sex couples in that state was unconstitutional. Here’s the money quote from Judge Walker’s decision: “Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a [...]

Sanders: Marriage equality key to economic recovery

Off the heels of his win in the WisPolitics Democratic convention straw poll, Democratic Lt. Governor candidate Henry Sanders, Jr. makes the case for marriage equality as a key to Wisconsin’s economic recovery. When I spoke with Sanders at the DPW convention, he mentioned marriage equality as a key to Wisconsin’s ability to attract and [...]

10 year-old won’t take pledge until gays have equal rights

Listen to a 10 year-old boy from Arkansas 10-year-old explain why he won’t pledge the flag until gays and lesbians have equal rights:

H/T to Caffeinated Politics.

I need to watch “The Colbert Report” more often…

….because I’m certainly missing out on hilarity:

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H/T to Cory Liebmann.

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Divorce rate lower in (gay-marriage legal) Massachusetts

Bruce Wilson of the Huffington Post is reporting some interesting findings debunking the myth that same-sex marriage will lead to a breakdown in the traditional family structure (emphasis mine):

Provisional data from 2008 indicates that the Massachusetts divorce rate has dropped from 2.3 per thousand in 2007 down to about 2.0 per thousand for [...]

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