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Prop 8 Oral Arguments

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On March 6, 2009
The outcome looks bad from a policy perspective, although legally it must said that the argument for striking down Prop 8 in the abscence of a federally enforceable right are pretty weak. At least it appears as if the marriages that took place under the more just staus quo ante won’t be nullified.

Proof of the Pudding

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On January 13, 2009

Michelle Goldberg on signals that Obama will rescind “don’t ask, don’t tell”: Granted, he didn’t say when it was going to happen, but it’s definitely an encouraging sign, a

But I Manage ‘Cuz I’m A Savage Inside

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On November 13, 2008
Some excellent work from Dan Savage here: The point about churches engaging in political funding and activism and then hiding behind the bushes is a particularly important one. It’s also good that Savage has apologized for his post-election scapegoating of African-Americans. By the way, does the backlash against Prop 8 prove that initiatives are a […]

Litigation and Strategy

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On November 6, 2008
In response to Matt’s point here, if I understand correctly most gay and lesbian rights groups (especially in recent years) haven’t opposed all litigation (Goodridge was the result of a carefully coordinated combination of seven lawsuits with support from LAMDA, for example.) Rather, they have opposed federal litigation, which given the non-existent chance of victory […]

The Backlash Continues!

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On July 18, 2008
Hysterical predictions aside, Kevin Drum notes that the initiative to overturn the pro-gay-marriage ruling of the California Courts is trailing by nine points. I don’t want to be complacent — things can change — but it is very likely that Prop 8 will fail, and California’s same-sex marriages will be entrenched. Alas, I fear that […]
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