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The complex questions about the marriage equality movement and the Olson/Boies federal lawsuit

(There are Qs of the Day in this post as well.) Bush v. Gore adversaries Ted Olson and David Boies appeared on Larry King last night to make their case why it’s the right time to pursue a federal decision on marriage equality arguing that Prop 8 violates the U.S.…

Way to go, Mark Halperin!

I’m sure y’all have seen this at this point, but who cares? It’s an insta-classic in the art of acting like a super-entitled prick. This is an official Time.com blog. It’s hard not to boggle at the nerve that it takes to declare white men an oppressed group because they’ve…

Dude Nation turns Supreme Court stupid

One of the major problems with lack of female representation in Congress and the courts is that even when men are generally liberal and try to get it, the boys club mentality seems to set in and infect their ability to act like compassionate adults who grasp that women are…

Iowa Supreme Court rules in favor of marriage equality

After April 24th, gay and lesbian couples will be able to marry in the heartland. So much for blaming the coastal liberal radical homosexuals for this one. Des Moines Register: The Iowa Supreme Court this morning struck down a 1998 state law that limits marriage to one man and one…

One thing the Senate probably won’t screw up

We hope, at least. Nancy Pelosi has declared that passing the Lilly Ledbetter Act is a major priority for the House, and that it will likely pass tomorrow. The act is a way to get around the Supreme Court’s use of a really strained technicality to invalidate discrimination claims filed…

Why we cannot underestimate the fundnuts – 2008 ‘accomplishments’

Frederick Clarkson has a great piece up, “The Religious Right isn’t going anywhere,” that gives a roundup some of the more rancid fundnut activities in 2008, along with commentary that these creationism proponents and bedroom and womb peepers will continue the culture wars for years to come, focusing on throwing…

Yes on 8 files motion to invalidate all same-sex marriages

The final nail in the coffin to the dignity and civil rights of the 18,000 same-sex couples who married in California. The proponents of Prop. 8 have filed a motion (Strauss v. Horton, S168047) asking the Supreme Court to nullify all existing same-sex marriages. It makes you sick. BTW, Ken…

May thousands of various monuments rise and clutter our parks and grounds!

One of the most grating habits picked up by the mainstream media and politicians is talking about a sort of universal “faith” as some sort of great good shared by all decent Americans. It’s grating because it was picked up from right wing sources that are trying to trick people…

A Question to the GOP

Why, if the Constitution is insufficient to protect us, are we fighting so hard to protect it? UPDATE: Tommy D. hops on the mic to drop some America-protecting knowledge. In doing so, the Court struck down a 2006 law passed by overwhelming bipartisan majorities in both houses of Congress, which…

Congress = Pwned

The National Review has been going predictably apeshit over the upholding of habeas corpus since the Supreme Court narrowly affirmed that the Constitution isn’t made of Charmin, but this bit by Andrew McCarthy makes me giggle: It is difficult to single out the most outrageous aspect of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s…

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