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Poll: Is gay marriage mostly a wedge issue and a distraction?

I suspect that one reason political leaders support (and oppose) gay marriage is to distract the voters from other issues such as war, military spending, the economy, economic justice, corruption, climate change, health care, taxation, and green energy. Politicians love wedge issues. But maybe gay marriage is no less important than these issues. Maybe it […]

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Quickie: one reason why Obama supports gay marriage

I support gay rights but question whether the fight for full marriage quality isn’t a wedge issue that will distract voters from more important issues such as war, military spending, the economy,  economic justice, corruption, climate change, health care, taxation, and green energy. Politicians love wedge issues.  Actually, I’m not sure of this. Maybe gay […]

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Mitt, Rush on Marriage

In this video, Mtt Romney says he opposes gay marriages wants to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a relationship between one man and one woman. “3000 years of human history shouldn’t be discarded so quickly.” But “Mitt Romney’s great-great-grandfather was Parley Pratt, a Mormon apostle who had twelve wives. ” (source)

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Romney bullied a gay teen

The LA Times is reporting Mitt Romney apologized Thursday after a newspaper story described bullying behavior on his part when he was an 18-year-old senior at an elite, all-boys prep school in Michigan. The Washington Post detailed a 1965 incident at Cranbrook School in which a buttoned-down Romney apparently was incensed by the dyed blond […]

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Bigotry is bigotry is bigotry

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Bigotry-is-Bigotry-is-Bigo-by-Gregory-Paul-120315-139.html “For black Christians to cite the Bible as justifying their homophobia is about as theologically logical and as ethically vile as white Christians citing the same volume’s support of slavery to warrant their discrimination against blacks .”

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Referendum 74: Same-sex Marriage

Referendum 74 may be on the ballot in November, provided  enough signatures are gathered. “This bill would redefine marriage to allow same-sex couples to marry, modify existing domestic-partnership laws, allow clergy to refuse to solemnize or recognize marriages and religious organizations to refuse to accommodate marriage celebrations.” See Approve Referendum 74.

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Wedge issues only?

In Olympia and  in D.C. Democratic politicians are delivering progressive legislation on gay rights and women’s rights.   That’s good. But these issues ARE wedge issues and I feel like I’m being taken for a ride.  I want to see action on other important issues as well:  tax fairness, corruption, jobs, income inequality, health care, green […]

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Thursday News Report from the South Shore of the Salish Sea

Good day yesterday in Cascadia as the Washington State leglislature moved gay marriage forward through Senate vote. The gov put her weight behind this legislation, apparently trying to establish some kind of legacy public policy. I am completely supportive of the gay marriage legislation, but I have to wonder why the dems will only push […]