Prop 8 and other same-sex marriage ballots suggest that we get nowhere when we give voters nothing to help them reject anti-gay prejudice, and when we let the opposition unilaterally and very unflatteringly define what gay people are like.
Voters are much more focused on economic issues this year, and any attempt to divert them away from their pocketbooks will be a disaster for the GOP, even if it's gay marriage -- the Republicans' crack.
When Chief U.S. District Justice Vaughan Walker overturned California's Proposition 8, he loosed the bonds. Broke the chains. Raised a rainbow flag. And reopened a can of worms the size of the Louisiana Purchase.
The rights of homosexuals are supported by an overwhelming majority of the American Jewish community. That support is not only based on a memory of shared victimhood, but also on the core values of our own Jewish tradition.
Is it possible that even the center-right tilting viewing audience of Fox news programs is also open to significant upgrades of gay civil rights? That is what a surprising new, unscientific survey of a Fox web audience seems to be showing.
David Boies said last night that it's a "dead certainty" that the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the issue of same-sex marriage if a federal appeals court sustains the trial court's landmark decision overturning California's Proposition 8.
Think about how unfathomable it would be for interracial marriage to still be illegal today. Well, this narrow-minded, infuriating, fear-based effort to keep gays from marrying is just as unfathomable.
For millions of Americans like me -- gay, straight and in the vast hinterlands in between -- the little box of traditional marriage is too constricting for our evolving notions of love and partnership.