Those “radical” Republicans

The Volokh Conspiracy
September 1, 2008
This morning's New York Times has the fascinating results of a poll of the views of Republican National Convention delegates on a variety of issues. The poll reveals that 49% of the GOP delegates support either gay marriage (6%) or civil unions (43%). (Link)

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Website Features Republicans Against CA Anti-Gay Amendment

On Top Magazine
September 1, 2008
A new Log Cabin Republicans website aims to highlight Republicans who are against Proposition 8 – California's constitutional amendment which would once again ban marriage for same-sex couples in the State. (Link)

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Conservatives grow wary of mixing church, politics

Yahoo! News
August 21, 2008
Social conservatives are growing more wary of church involvement in politics, joining moderates and liberals in their unease about blurring the lines between pulpit and ballot box, a new study found. Among people who said marriage was a very important issue, the number saying houses of worship should keep out of politics doubled, from 25 percent to 50 percent. [Link]

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The Federalist Society Online Debate Series - Marriage

The Federalist Society
August 6, 2008
University of Minnesota Law's Dale Carpenter, Colorado Law's Robert Nagel, Northwestern University Law's Andy Koppelman, and the University of Pennsylvania Law's Amy Wax debate whether or not the freedom to marry should be extended to same sex couples. [Link]

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Rove: Gay Nups No Big Deal In 2008

Queerty
August 14, 2008
A blogger notes that Karl Rove, considered the architect of many anti-gay amendments in prior elections, says the issue of marriage equality will not be a deciding factor in the 2008 election. (Link)

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Andrew Sullivan: My Big Fat Straight Wedding

The Atlantic
August 13, 2008
"Ours was not, we realized, a different institution, after all, and we were not different kinds of people. In the doing of it, it was the same as my sister’s wedding and we were the same as my sister and brother-in-law. The strange, bewildering emotions of the moment, the cake and reception, the distracted children and weeping mothers, the morning’s butterflies and the night’s drunkenness: this was not a gay marriage; it was a marriage." [Link]

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The Economics of ‘Gay Marriage’

The Becker-Posner Blog
August 10, 2008
Conservative judge Richard Posner drops opposition to gay people's freedom to marry. [Link]

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Dennis Miller, Conservative, Supports Marriage Equality

Politico
August 10, 2008
Comedian-turned-pundit Dennis Miller calls his political beliefs "eclectic pragmatism": "... I’m for the war, but I’m also for gay marriage. I don’t care if two folks with the same genitalia want to get hitched, I just don’t want some a—hole from another country coming over here and blowing up their wedding to make a political statement." [Link]

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LETTER: Voting for doctrine

The Salt Lake Tribune
July 21, 2008
A church's doctrine should not be imposed on others, and everyone should have as much opportunity to flourish as that society can offer. [Link]

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McCain assailed for opposing adoptions by gays

Washington Post
July 15, 2008
Advocates for gay and lesbian parents are denouncing Sen. John McCain, an adoptive father himself, for opposing adoptions by gays, which prompted his presidential campaign to clarify Tuesday that he does not seek a federal ban on the practice. (Link)

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