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Cynthia Nixon’s recent comments are very wise: Regarding her late-in-life sexual orientation switch, the “Sex and the City” star said: I gave a speech recently, an empowerment speech to a gay audience, and it included the line ‘I’ve been straight and I’ve been gay, and gay is better.’ And they tried to get me to […]

Seems About Right

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On March 18, 2011

Joining convicted domestic abuser Hiram Monserrate among the four New York state Democrats who voted against same-sex marriage was Carl Kruger, an alleged shakedown artist living with his same-sex par

A Half-Retreat

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On March 4, 2011
Well, this is better, if utterly incoherent. One important takeaway: the fact that bigot faction is already ginning up a referendum should be yet another lesson that opposition to judicial decisions legalizing same-sex marriage is substantive, not procedural. There’s nothing about legislation that magically eliminates opposition. Share

The Kennedy Question

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On August 6, 2010
I outline some reasons to be skeptical about whether Kennedy would be willing to cast a fifth vote to hold bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional here. At a minimum, there’s no reason to simply assume that “[t]here are 5 votes for a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.” The typically overrated assertions of America’s most overrated […]

Keep Waitin’

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On December 2, 2009

I must remind everyone once again that Peter Beinart, like so may centrist contrarians, was wrong about many things other than the Iraq War. You may remember his claim that the New York courts refusin

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