Elizabeth Warren (D CAND, MA-SEN PRI) declares Barack Obama unevolved.
No, really, that’s what she said. The exact statement was “I want to see the president evolve [on same-sex marriage] because I believe that is right; marriage equality is morally right…” – with the implication being that anybody who does not support same-sex marriage is not, ah, fully evolved. Funny thing about that.
Democratic legislators flee… SAME-SEX MARRIAGE bill? [Fixed.]
In Maryland? Apparently. Maryland has been trying to pass a same-sex marriage (SSM) bill for years – the last time they tried, its failure was a genuine shock to SSM supporters – and it did look like the latest version (HB 55, the “Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act”) would pass once it made it through the MD Senate (barely) last week. But before | Read More »
No actual Presidential ‘evolution’ on SSM?
Both Andrew Malcolm and Allahpundit are looking somewhat… askance… at President Obama’s apparent “evolution” on same-sex marriage (SSM). I put “evolution” in scare quotes because there’s no real evidence that he’s actually changed his official opinion on the subject in any way that matters: which should have been apparent from the fact that precisely zero action towards legalizing SSM has been proposed by the President. | Read More »
Prop 1 succeeds in Maine.
Unfortunately*. Voters in Maine on Tuesday overturned a law allowing same-sex couples to wed, dealing a fresh setback to the U.S. gay marriage movement in a race that attracted national attention. The law was approved by Maine’s Legislature in May but was not implemented after opponents gathered enough signatures to put the issue to a “people’s veto.” With 87 percent of precincts reporting, votes to | Read More »
Just to add to Kevin Jennings’ bad day.
I was emailed a link to this 2007 article by getting-to-be-beleaguered ‘safe schools czar’ Kevin Jennings: This isn’t a fight where neutrality is an option, Mary. As Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel has said, “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” Whether you like it or not, politics does play a role here. So get with the program. | Read More »
New York Senate Drama! Showdown! Conflict! Pay Raises!
And here I thought that opportunities to report on the NY Senate’s shenanigans had passed, once Espada flip-flopped back to being a Democrat. I was wrong: Elite get fat pay hikes amid Senate stalemate Democrats reward key staff with up to $32,000 while hitting GOP ALBANY — Eleven of the state Senate’s highest-paid staffers received raises of up to $32,000 when it appeared likely Democrats | Read More »
Gay rights apologetics, versus reality.
Susan Estrich used six hundred and six words to convey the argument that gay rights activists really can still get meaningful action from this administration. I can rebut that argument in four: Proposition 8 exit poll. Moe Lane PS: No, not happy about it. I support same-sex marriage. You know, like Dick Cheney. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
VP Cheney’s federalist approach to same-sex marriage.
It’s a crying shame that we have a President who isn’t as willing to be progressive on this issue as either Dick Cheney, or myself: Essentially, he favors it, but he wants to let the states decide how to best approach the marriage issue. This is a perfectly acceptable strategy to me, as you all know: I just wish that it was acceptable to the | Read More »
Same-sex marriage and the definition of insanity.
From earlier this week, in response to Ted Olson’s surprise move to attempt to resolve federal marriage policy via judicial fiat (via the Corner): Gay groups say federal marriage suit premature SAN FRANCISCO – A coalition of gay-rights groups said Wednesday that a federal same-sex marriage lawsuit brought by two high-profile lawyers is premature and they’d rather work through state legislatures and voters to win | Read More »
‘Mayor quits job for gay illegal immigrant he loves.’
As God is my witness, that’s the title of the article (Via The Sundries Shack, via RS McCain). After you’re done laughing, though, note why he quit before taking the oath of office: “[Former Mayor] Lown told the Standard-Times he chose not to take the oath of office while “aiding and assisting” a person who was illegally in the country.” That’s why he’s currently in | Read More »