This year, Arkansas passed a measure that will prevent unmarried, cohabiting adults from adopting children or acting as foster parents. The state banned gay marriage in 2004, although this will also affect heterosexual unmarried couples. The measure won by about 130,000 votes. From the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:
During a vigorous campaign, both sides said their [...]
While election night was a blow to advocates for gay rights in many states, a measure on Connecticut’s ballots asking voters whether the state should hold a constitutional convention was defeated.
The innocuous-sounding question is put on the ballot at 20 year intervals, as required by law passed at one of the conventions. But [...]
(This is cross-posted at my place.)
I don’t know why Andrew Sullivan continues to pontificate about black people, since it’s clear that he really doesn’t know what he’s talking about. For example, today, he closed a brief post on white evangelicals and gay marriage with this little “observation”:
Black evangelicals are another matter. [...]
We all know what’s next, right?
Gov. David Paterson of New York has moved to recognize gay marriages performed in other states. Golf claps.
Speaking of those other states, Sully lamented the findings in a Los Angeles Times poll that said a slim majority of Californians were opposed to gay marriage, but his spirits were buoyed by a reading [...]
California will allow gay marriage, which is an unalloyed good for the couples who want legal protection for their unions. Good shit. And obviously, this is a big, big deal.
But how does it shake out for the Democrats in the fall? Though both Clinton and Obama have backed the mealy-mouthed notion [...]