by Bob Brigham, Thu Jul 13, 2006 at 11:44:09 AM EDT
Taking some time out from pushing for universal health care, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was interviewed by Rolling Stone to talk about gay marriage. Newsom used the opportunity to call out DC Democrats:
Where's the moral courage? It's lost. [...]
Not every Democrat in Washington agrees with gay marriage. But I will make the case -- based on some strong evidence -- that an overwhelming majority do. But they just can't say it. And that is a limitation that is causing more damage than the issue. Because, again, it shows a weakness of character.
by pennquaker08, Thu Jul 06, 2006 at 07:19:03 AM EDT
Today is indeed a sad day for the institution of the family. The New York State Supreme Court has rejected the rights of gay men and lesbians to marry, effectively denying them the right to start their own families with the same rights and protections as straight couples.
by mkfox, Fri Jun 16, 2006 at 11:52:55 PM EDT
The Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution defends gay marriage, not because the Constitution defends lifestyles (whether homosexuality is genetic or not) but because it prohibits arbitrary gender discrimination.
by BGW1964, Wed Jun 14, 2006 at 10:13:53 PM EDT
My name is Bill Winter and I'm running for Congress against Tom Tancredo in Colorado's Congressional District Six.
I am a Colorado Native, a Littleton High School graduate, and a veteran of the Navy and the Marine Corps. I'm a lawyer, a teacher, a high school football coach, an orphan, and a kidney donor.
Forty two years ago I was born in Greeley, Colorado. My biological mother was single. She had six children already, but she only had custody of three of them. My biological father never even knew she was pregnant, or that I was even born. I was given up for adoption at birth and became an orphan.
I was born with a hole in my heart that required surgery. I didn't have that surgery until I was five or six years old. I say five or six because no one that I know really knows exactly how old I was. I wasn't adopted until after my surgery and I was lucky to be adopted at all. The vast majority of orphans with serious medical problems don't get adopted.
by Jared Bernstein, Thu Jun 08, 2006 at 10:35:45 AM EDT
With their focus solidly on the gay marriage amendment and estate tax repeal, the conservative movement is busy rearranging deck chairs on...well, not quite the Titanic, but on a rotting ship of state.