Even Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage Think It Is Inevitable

By: Thursday June 6, 2013 10:46 am

The vast majority of Americans, regardless if they support same-sex marriage or oppose it, believe it is inevitable. According to Pew research, 72 percent of Americans think same-sex marriage will eventually be legally recognized. This includes not only 85 percent of people who support marriage equality, but even 59 percent of people who oppose it. [...]

Social Liberalism Reaches a New High

By: Friday May 24, 2013 7:22 am

Following the election of Barack Obama there was a significant spike in the number of Americans who considered themselves social conservatives, but since then the number of social conservatives has been dropping. Now Americans see themselves as more socially liberal than they ever have before. From Gallup: We have seen this change in opinion on [...]

Hollingsworth v. Perry Oral Arguments Are Now Online

By: Tuesday March 26, 2013 10:22 am

The Supreme Court has now published the audio and transcripts of this morning’s Hollingsworth v. Perry oral arguments. The case is about California’s 2008 Proposition 8 which banned same-sex marriage in the state. You can find them here. The two main questions of the case are whether or not the petitioners lacked standing and whether banning same-sex [...]

Marriage Equality is Inevitable

By: Tuesday March 26, 2013 7:48 am

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments on same-sex marriage today; but regardless how they rule, the simple fact is marriage equality is inevitable. The trend in support clearly has been heading in the right direct for the past decade. From Pew Research: Even more important than the trend line is the demographic breakdown of the [...]

The Importance of People Being Out of the Closet

By: Wednesday March 20, 2013 11:55 am

There has been a huge shift in public opinion about same-sex marriage over the past decade and the number one reason people say they changed their mind is because they know personally know someone who is a homosexual. From Pew Research: People came out of the closet about their sexuality helped breed acceptance which in [...]

Everyone Is Someone’s Son or Daughter

By: Friday March 15, 2013 8:50 am

I’m glad to hear that Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) has changed his opinion on marriage equality. His support makes it easier to get same-sex marriage approved in Ohio and that would improve the live of many people in his state. Portman changed his opinion in part because his son came out to him. In his [...]

A Surprisingly Liberal Inaugural Address

By: Monday January 21, 2013 10:06 am

President Obama is at least rhetorically starting his second term on more liberal note. His inaugural address touched on a litany of progressive goals including climate change, LGBT rights, voting access, equal pay, gun control and immigration reform.

Health Care Reminder: The True Power of the Bully Pulpit

By: Monday June 18, 2012 12:18 pm

With the Supreme Court likely to decide on the Affordable Care Act next Monday, Pew Research has a poll of voters’ reactions to some of the possible rulings. As expected there is a huge partisan divide, with Republicans wanting the whole law thrown out and Democrats wanting the whole law kept.  What I find amazing [...]

More on the Power of the Bully Pulpit

By: Wednesday May 23, 2012 11:11 am

Since President Obama publicly stated that he personally supports same-sex marriage, we have seen support grow at both the national and state level. While support has grown among most groups, much of the growth has come from Obama’s biggest supporters, African-Americans. From PPP: Pennsylvania voters still oppose gay marriage but they have moved by 7 [...]

Obama Remix: Inspirational for Repeal of DOMA and CA’s Prop 8

By: Sunday November 16, 2008 7:03 pm

While Los Angeles radio DJ Paul V put this smashmix of Barack Obama’s speeches, techno, rap and world music together (along with a few choice lines from Gov GILF as a counterpoint) before the election, the words of our president-elect resonate strongly in light of California’s passage of Prop 8 and the passage of Propositions [...]