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Ireland

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On May 23, 2015
Good job America. The Irish have now passed you in civil rights. Ireland appeared poised on Saturday to become the world’s first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote, with early vote counts showing strong and broad support for a measure that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago in what […]

Equality

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On April 24, 2013
The Rhode Island Senate has passed a marriage equality bill by a 26-12 vote. Governor Lincoln Chaffee has already come out in support of it. After a long battle played out within the bizarre entity known as the Democratic Party (all 12 no votes were from Democrats), the pressure became too much for Senate Majority […]

The Risk to Romney

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On May 9, 2012
Certainly Obama took a political risk today, but Noam Scheiber succinctly sums up the bind this puts Romney in. Now, a politician with more credibility among conservatives might be willing to take the hit to preserve his general-election prospects. Perhaps more importantly, such a person would get less heat from the right in the first […]

Hackthat

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On May 9, 2012

It’s hardly news that Douthat is an irredeemable hack, but this piece about Obama and gay marriage drove me crazy. Indeed, if you accept the framing of the debate that many liberals (and many jo

Marriage Equality Plank

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On March 3, 2012
22 Democratic Senators are calling for a marriage equality plank in this year’s Democratic Party platform. Can you imagine such a thing even 4 years ago? Or 8? 20 years ago, would you get 1? I don’t think so. 22 isn’t a majority and that’s too bad. I’m disappointed in some of the people not […]
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