Archive for June, 2012

Will Prop 8 head straight to SCOTUS?

This afternoon at 1PM, Pittsburgh time, the Ninth circuit is expected to announce if a larger number of judges will re-hear the Prop 8 appeal. The best write up of this I have read, is Chris Geidner’s in MewtroWeekly. Check it out to understand what the various outcomes might mean.

June 5, 2012 Comments are Disabled Same-Sex Marriage

Wisconsin recall election may clinch a Romney victory in November.

Today, I’ll be calling Wisconsin Democrats as part of the GOTV effort in the Walker recall election. The GOP understands why this is a crucial win for them. If they can keep Walker in office, the Union leading progressives have no real strength, and the same energy that went into busting collective bargaining, women’s rights, and education, will spread even further. If Walker remains in office, the OWS movement and all other progressive efforts in[Read More…]

June 5, 2012 1 comment Election

Why are we allowing our tax dollars to defend (unsuccessfully) unconstitutional discrimination?

The court ruled against Speaker of the House John Boehner’s hand-picked lawyer for theBLAG, Paul Clement, whom U.S. taxpayers are paying up to $1.5 million to defend DOMA. With this ruling, now five federal court judges have declared DOMA unconstitutional. This quote came from the NCRM blog and an article about how another Federal Court has called DOMA unconstitutional. The linked article is a great read, but the point I want to address deals specifically[Read More…]