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Apocalypse Not: Same-Sex Marriage Fails To Destroy Vermont, Earns Widespread Support

In the febrile conservative imagination, state recognition of same-sex marriage will lead inexorably to state-mandated church ceremonies legitimizing relationships between a man, his dog, and his cat– even if the pets are the same gender. In reality, of course, life … Continue reading

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Standing Athwart Morality, Yelling “Stop!”

Yesterday, conservative commentator John Vecchione, whose anti-same-sex marriage column at FrumForum I’d criticized, was good enough to drop by and respond. He argued that I’d overlooked the basis for defining marriage as between a man and a woman to which he’d … Continue reading

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The Conservative Cases Against Gay Marriage

David Frum takes a look at the evidence and concludes that he was wrong about same-sex marriage. This willingness to use reason, logic, and evidence accounts for his expulsion from the Republican Party and movement conservatism. There are two main … Continue reading

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Free To Be

A mere 7 years after Massachusetts, New York is inching toward legalizing same-sex marriage: New York was on the cusp of legalizing same-sex marriage on Tuesday, after a second Republican state senator came forward to support the measure, leaving it a … Continue reading

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Whaddya Mean I Ain’t Kind? Just Not *Your* Kind

Andrew Sullivan links to this review of a new book about the pre- and post-war political effort to bridge the gaps between Protestants, Catholics, and Jews, as the latter two succeeded in getting themselves considered to be “white”: When and … Continue reading

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They Are Who We Thought They Were

The majority of Republicans now favor legal recognition of same-sex unions.  What about the supposedly libertarian, “don’t tread on me,” keep-government-off-our-backs Tea Party? Well… they want big government in bedrooms: “57% of Tea Party Republicans oppose any legal recognition for … Continue reading

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