Tag Archives: California

Reads almost like poetry

“The right to marry has been historically and remains the right to choose a spouse and, with mutual consent, join together and form a household. Race and gender restrictions shaped marriage during eras of race and gender inequality, but such restrictions were never part of the historical core of the institution of marriage. Today, gender […]

Quote of the week from Al Sharpton

I was going to write something about Bush’s final address to the nation, but effe that (I’ll just say that it should have been an apology rather than a defense). So instead of that pathetic subject, I give you this guy: This is what Al Sharpton had to say to churches that supported Proposition 8, a […]

My vote is bigger than your vote

It’s not uncommon to hear complaints about the Electoral College every four years. It’s an anachronistic system to be sure, one designed for a time when average citizens had no direct say in who became president. But now, for better or worse, we each have the chance to cast a ballot for our presidential candidate […]

Could gay marriage end in California?

Earlier this year, the California Supreme Court struck down a law preventing same-sex marriages because it violated the state constitution. You can count me among those people who thought the California Supreme Court’s ruling would usher in a wave of similar court rulings or legislation across the country. California is, after all, the most populous […]

Maybe they're jealous?

I’ve discovered the reason so many Americans (particularly of the conservative/Republican persuasion) are opposed to gay-marriage. It’s simple. Their own marriages were unfulfilling and dreadful so they feared being outplayed at their once exclusive game. Here’s Andrew Sullivan writing about his own same-sex marriage: I think Megan is almost certainly right about men getting more […]

Don't force Sulu to divorce

George Takei, a.k.a. Sulu, plans to “wed his longtime partner and business manager, Brad Altman, now that the California Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage,” according to the AP. Good for Sulu. Marriage can have a profound impact on your life. William McGurn, former chief Bush speechwriter, recently noted: First, who you marry is far […]

Super extra-uber duper Tuesday?

The Lessons from tonight: There are more people that want a creationist in the White House than a Mormon. I think it’s fair to say that Mike Huckabee has indeed swapped second place with Mitt Romney. Romney’s results are pathetic considering the money he’s spent campaigning thus far. McCain is all but assured the nomination. […]