Revisiting Real Americas.


Sarah Palin wouldn’t recognize these places. [...]

On Magical Black Homophobia.

Stories like this are part of a pattern.

There’s a telling line that pops up in trend stories — those oft-mocked pieces you see in the New York Times Style section about how there’s a groundswell of well-heeled Upper East Siders taking their pets to doggie yoga or something — that let’s you [...]

NYS Senator Diane Savino Votes ‘Ay’.

The New York State Senate rejected marriage equality this afternoon, but it did not go down due to lack of eloquence:

More on Gay Marriage and the Blacks.

Apparently, not every black clergy member in D.C. is being ridiculous right now. From a local station in D.C.:

WASHINGTON – More than 100 pastors and faith leaders voiced their support for same-sex marriage in D.C., standing in stark contrast to protests a month earlier by other pastors.

The pastors, mostly from African American churches, [...]

New Hampshire Passes Gay Marriage, Again.

The New Hampshire legislature irons out its issues and legalizes gay marriage, this time in the form of a bill Gov. John Lynch will sign.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire legislators have approved a measure that would make the state the sixth to allow gay marriage.

Gov. John Lynch is expected to sign the [...]

Are Black People Really That Obsessed With Gay Marriage?

(x-posted at U.S. of J.)

At Secular Right, Heather Mac Donald tries to argue in support of one of the most common objections to same-sex marriage: the fear that legitimizing same-sex marriages would come at the cost of sullying the institution of “traditional marriage.” Interestingly, she doesn’t focus on marriage as [...]

Okay, Now Someone Lend Fenty a Pen.

Today, the D.C. City Council (minus the miserable Marion Barry) voted in favor of gay marriage.

The measure, approved by a vote of 12 to 1, now goes to Mayor Arian M. Fenty (D), a supporter of gay marriage.

If Fenty signs it, the District will put the same-sex marriage issue directly before the Congress. [...]

And Now Maine Joins the Party.

Further proof that Olympia Snow and Susan Collins are the last of a dying breed:

BOSTON — Maine could be the next New England state to embrace same-sex marriage after the State Senate voted Thursday to legalize the practice. The Democratic-controlled Senate voted 21 to 14 for a bill that would allow gay couples to [...]