It is the religious status quo which has made LGBTQ Rights (because of Marriage Equality) the defining issue, and writers like Ball do a disservice by failing to recognize that.
This means that the GOP knows it can’t win when it comes to marriage equality, but they are going to use rhetoric about “not giving up the fight” in an effort to keep these folks strongly behind the GOP. In other words, appease the base even though you know it is all over.
Both individuals suggest that the vote of the people trumps all else, which is not the way it works in the United States, no matter how much these homophobes wish it did. We live in a Constitutional Democracy. Here is what is meant by a Constitutional Democracy
A few days ago, I received via email from Ron Frisch, University of Pittsburgh Associate Vice Chancellor, that there would be no change in the University of Pittsburgh’s domestic partnership benefits.
In other words, under the guise of being opposed to 2% of the adult population marrying a same-sex partner, the AFAPA is actually pointing out how flawed heterosexual marriages are, and the possibility of adverse family events that result in them.
I have written some about the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) but tend to ignore them mostly. However, I was intrigued by their email claiming that this year’s March for Marriage had been a success. What was intriguing for me was the image used as the email header: It isn’tRead More
Ted Martin, Executive Director: “Marriage matters to all families, and we rejoice with them today.” Harrisburg – Gov. Tom Corbett announced today that he will not appeal the summary judgment overturning Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage. Executive Director of Equality PA, Ted Martin reacted to the Governor’s decision: “We sincerelyRead More
Harrisburg - Today Judge Jones announced his decision that the Pennsylvania ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional. Pending appeal from the state, Jones’ decision will allow all loving couples in Pennsylvania the freedom to marry. Ted Martin, Executive Director for Equality PA commented on Judge Jones decision: “It’s always aRead More
I’ve been online for the past 40 minutes awaiting the ruling regarding same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania and a little over six minutes ago, Twitter lit up with announcements that the judge had ruled Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. AS of this moment, there has been no stay requested orRead More
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette uses the recent decision surrounding affirmative action to suggest that a voter approved ban on same-sex marriage should be upheld. He cites: “As Justice Kennedy recently explained, (in the affirmative action case) “[i]t is demeaning to the democratic process to presume that the voters areRead More