Anti-Marriage Equality Judge Robert Smith Accused Of Buying Judgeship

By: Tuesday March 11, 2014 12:11 pm

) Judge Robert S. Smith,who sits on the New York State Court of Appeals, has never been shy about expressing his opinion. At the Federalist Society he proudly identified himself as a Neoliberal saying “I am a Hayekian. I dislike intensely anything that strikes me as unnecessary coercion, whether it’s a tax or an exclusionary [...]

Center Right Opposition To Gay Rights Collapsing

By: Monday March 3, 2014 9:28 am

Over the weekend one of the Christian right’s most public defenders, Ross Douthat, essentially threw in the towel in opposing gay rights. In one of his regular columns for the paper of record titled The Terms of Our Surrender Douthat not only conceded that the “religious liberty” argument put forth by other pundits was doomed, [...]

Republican Platform Lumbers Far to the Right

By: Wednesday August 29, 2012 12:23 pm

The Republican platform is too large a document and covers too many issue areas for one person to dissect entirely. I covered my core competency by going through the housing plank. But for those who did have the time and resources to do a full overview, the picture becomes clear that this is a pretty [...]

First Circuit Court of Appeals Finds DOMA Unconstitutional

By: Thursday May 31, 2012 8:18 am

A three-judge panel of the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston has affirmed a ruling declaring the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, bringing the case one step closer to an ultimate resolution at the Supreme Court. In an opinion written by Judge Mike Boudin, a George H.W. Bush appointee and former deputy assistant Attorney [...]

President’s Marriage Equality Support Leads to Rise in Support Nationally

By: Wednesday May 23, 2012 10:15 am

Two weeks after the President’s announcement of support for marriage equality, a Washington Post/ABC News poll shows more support than ever before, with 53% of the public favoring marriage equality and just 39% opposed. Among key communities, the inference can be made that the President’s announcement has shifted support. However, you also see in the [...]

Clyburn Rejects Obama’s State’s Rights Approach on Marriage Equality

By: Monday May 14, 2012 12:54 pm

A positive side effect of Barack Obama’s shift on marriage equality, aside from revealing Andrew Sullivan’s daddy fixation, is that it has forced a good bit of the Democratic establishment to come off the fence and to support equality themselves. Since the announcement last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer [...]

President Obama Poised to Endorse Marriage Equality

By: Wednesday May 9, 2012 10:56 am

It does indeed appear that Barack Obama will end years of speculation and endorse marriage equality today in an interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts. The hastily scheduled interview, which was arranged yesterday afternoon, is happening at this hour. The White House cancelled their daily press briefing, suggesting that news will be made in this interview. [...]

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