Postedon Mar 16, 2009 at 11:36 am
March 13, 2009
In February, when Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. announced that he would support civil unions for gay couples, many politicians here braced for a backlash...But the backlash never developed. Indeed, after his announcement, a poll by Deseret News/KSL-TV found that two-thirds of respondents said their opinion of the governor had not changed or had become more positive because of his position on civil unions.
Postedon Mar 16, 2009 at 11:01 am
March 14, 2009
Frank Rich writes, "Americans have less and less patience for the intrusive and divisive moral scolds who thrived in the bubbles of the Clinton and Bush years. Culture wars are a luxury the country — the G.O.P. included — can no longer afford." (Link)
Postedon Nov 26, 2008 at 10:54 am
November 26, 2008
Minister Mark Worth dissects the arguments of some socially conservative religious leaders that "redefining marriage" is wrong, referring to biblical and other instances of so-called "traditional marriage" accepted or banned in the past that society has shifted its views on. [Link]
Postedon Nov 21, 2008 at 04:21 pm
November 19, 2008
The question came up during an appearance by David Gergen at Roger Williams University last week. Gergen is the man who wrote President Nixon’s one-sentence resignation letter. He has worked for four presidents -- Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. He has seen government work and not work. And he thinks full rights for gays is something that has to happen because it is the right thing. He told the large audience in Bristol that it is the new civil rights struggle. [Link]
Postedon Nov 19, 2008 at 10:01 am
November 18, 2008
On ABC’s This Week, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger told George Stephanopoulos that he believes the California Supreme Court will overturn Proposition 8. (Link)
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Postedon Nov 10, 2008 at 11:17 am
November 10, 2008
The governor expresses hope that Proposition 8 would be overturned as protesters continued to march across California. (Link)
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Postedon Oct 28, 2008 at 03:24 pm
October 28, 2008
"You are being presented with the opportunity to ease the heavy burden of social stigma placed upon the shoulders of the gay community. You are being presented with an opportunity to extend, rather than hoard your values – just as Jesus and Paul extended the reach of the Hebrew God beyond the Jews and into the Gentile community. Voting No on Proposition 8 is a demonstration that you love your gay neighbor as yourself." [Link]
Marriage matters to conservatives.
Postedon Oct 27, 2008 at 10:58 am
October 24, 2008
Tom Campbell writes about why Republicans should vote no on Prop. 8: "Gay couples are asking for a chance to play by the rules. We can give them that chance. For those of us who are proud of our party's and our state's reputation for fairness and against discrimination, our choice is very clear: No on Proposition 8." (Link)
Postedon Oct 27, 2008 at 10:39 am
October 24, 2008
Glenn Fait, the former Republican mayor and city councilman of Folsom, did something he never imagined five years ago. He took out an ad in the local paper to promote 'No on 8'. (Link)
Postedon Oct 21, 2008 at 10:20 am
October 19, 2008
Harold Troxler, a Times columnist, writes, "I'm not telling anybody how to run their church, or that they have to change their beliefs. I'm just saying, let's have the same secular rights for everybody." [Link]
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