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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
….because I’m certainly missing out on hilarity:
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H/T to Cory Liebmann.
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 [...]
Last week I wrote that despite the enactment of a domestic partnership law in Wisconsin, the world didn’t come to an end. It’s been a week, and I haven’t heard of a rash of sudden divorces due to the new domestic partnership law, despite the fact that 440 same sex couples applied for domestic partnership [...]
Same-sex couples lined up early today at the offices of county clerks around the state to sign up for the state’s new domestic partnership registry, and shockingly, the world didn’t come to an end. What’s more, the institution of traditional marriage as we know it (defined as being between a man and a woman) didn’t [...]
In what’s sure to send some conservatives into a tizzy, former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday he supports gays being able to marry but believes states, not the federal government, should make the decision:
“I think, you know, freedom means freedom for everyone,” Cheney said in a speech at the National Press Club. “I [...]