Who Cares About The Effects Of Same-Sex Marriage?

Ken AshfordGay Marriage, Supreme CourtLeave a Comment

In the Wall Street Journal today, Nelson Lund opines: The Supreme Court is hearing two cases this week that represent a challenge to one of the oldest and most fundamental institutions of our civilization. In Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor, the court is being asked to rule that constitutional equal protection requires the government to open marriage to same-sex couples. The … Read More

Breaking News From Supreme Court… Already!

Ken AshfordGay Marriage, Supreme CourtLeave a Comment

11:07 – there's this tweet from SCOTUSblog a mere 27 minutes ago: Breaking: 1st update- #prop8 unlikely to be upheld; either struck down or #scotus won’t decide case. More in 30 mins. — SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) March 26, 2013 What does that mean?  Stay tuned. 11:15 — Uh oh Breaking: key vote Kennedy VERY uncomfortable striking down #prop8. Suggests dismissing case. … Read More

“The Polls Are Skewed”: Where Have We Heard This Before?

Ken AshfordGay MarriageLeave a Comment

\ That graph reflects not only the Washington Post-ABC poll, but pretty much every other poll on the issue of same-sex marriage. Wait… some evangelical has his hand up.  Yes, Mr. Bauer?   Right-wing evangelical operative Gary Bauer thinks it's "ludicrous" to say the public "overwhelmingly" supports marriage equality, or at least that's what he said this weekend on Fox … Read More

Illinois Next

Ken AshfordGay MarriageLeave a Comment

Just moments ago, the Illinois Senate voted to approve same-sex marriages.  The final vote was 34-21 (with 2 voting "present").  The bill goes now to the House, where it has strong support.Though the Catholic Church and conservative evangelical groups oppose the bill, polling shows that most Illinois voters support marriage equality.

Don’t Let The Door Hit Your Ass On The Way Out

Ken AshfordGay Marriage, Right Wing Punditry/Idiocy, Sex/Morality/Family Values, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

Gay-hater and founder and former head of the National Organization for Marriage, Maggie Gallagher, having found one outlet to publish her stupid columns, is packing it in, so that no outlet will publish her stupid columns. On the way out, she leaves us with these gems: Every life is precious. It is better to care for your children than to kill them. I can't … Read More

Breaking: SCOTUS To Review DOMA and Prop 8 Cases

Ken AshfordGay Marriage, Supreme CourtLeave a Comment

The Supreme Court granted cert in the so-called "Prop 8" case from California.  They also decided to hear the appeal of a case testing the constitutionality of DOMA – the Defense of Marriage Act.  Section III of DOMA prevents the federal government from treating as married for the purpose of federal law same-sex couples who are legally married under state law. … Read More