More Than Marriage Is at Stake Now
After today’s rulings by the Supreme Court, every American has a larger stake in the outcome of the marriage debate. No one can afford to stay out of this issue because these decisions today constitute a huge threat to ...
D-Day for Marriage in New York
If the New York Senate decides to vote on the pending gay-marriage bill before recessing for the summer, it will most likely happen today. Proponents of gay marriage really need a win here, having already lost this year in Maryland ...
Once again, a national headline reads like it was intended to appear in a satirical rag like The Onion. From the New York Times: “When Passengers Spit, Bus Drivers Take Months Off.”
“Of all the assaults that prompted a bus ...
A misleading bulletin from Politico today:
PELOSI CONCEDES ABORTION, IMMIGRATION — Roll Call’s Emily Pierce and Jennifer Bendery report: “Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made a major concession, signaling Tuesday that she may be ready to accept the Senate’s language ...
Guilty confession: My favorite part of last night’s election coverage was watching Rachel Maddow’s demeanor go from exuberant, to smug, to infuriated over the results of the marriage referendum in Maine. And then she seemed to lose interest.
Frustration and Funding in Maine
Ben Smith accurately points out the “pre-criminations” coming out of Maine today, where gay bloggers are already blaming a possible re-establishment of traditional marriage on, well, take a look:
I have heard complaints from some friends and contacts within the ...
In Maine, High Stakes for Traditional Marriage
In the history books, the fate of traditional marriage in America might come down to the weather in Maine.
The final polling shows the Maine referendum on marriage to be in a statistical dead heat, with a slight tick in ...
GOP Won't Deserve Millenials If It Abandons the Pro-Marriage Ones
Illinois GOP chairman Pat Brady thinks gay marriage is the secret to Republicans’ winning Millennial voters, but he’s wrong.
Brady lamented to a reporter this week that GOP support for traditional marriage is driving away young voters: “How are ...
Gay Marriage on the Rocks
Kathryn, even several of the bill’s original co-sponsors are wavering. Church communities like those Erika E. Cole represents are the reason. A lawyer, she testified last Friday:
This bill does not resonate with the membership [of Churches I represent]. ...
I’m surprised more reporters and wonks haven’t picked this up, but this just tells you again how blind they are to the abortion holdout in health care.
I’m told that Stupak met with Pelosi yesterday, but didn’...
Coakley's Catholic Crisis
Doug Heye wrote yesterday that “there are two basic unwritten rules in Massachusetts: don’t insult Catholics and don’t insult the Red Sox.” I don’t know much about baseball, but I do know something about Catholics.
Coakley — a ...
Connecting the Dots Between Maine and NY-23
I’ve been focusing my attention on the critical Maine marriage vote today, but it’s not the only state where the issue of marriage is before voters.
The National Organization for Marriage, which is heavily involved in Maine, has ...
Right-Wing Astroturf Domestic Terrorists for Hoffman
What will those Susan B. Anthony List community organizers stoop to next?
– Thomas Peters is the communications director for the American Principles Project, where he also blogs.