In places really smart and in places also really moving: Your Thoughts?
bewarethelizards42 explains why it’s gay-okay: And her follow up replying to homophobic comments: Your Thoughts?
Here is one of the two lawyers behind the successful constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8 giving a half hour lecture and then answering questions for more than a half hour. Thanks to Alan for the find. Your Thoughts?
After pre-trial depositions, many pro-Prop 8 witnesses backed out of testifying, citing fear of reprisals in response to their testimony. Anti-Prop 8 lawyer David Boies is asked what he did to scare them off during the depositions: Your Thoughts?
A just outcome, but I am not sure how I feel about appealing to states’ rights to define marriage for themselves, which could inevitably be used as a justification for individual states to deny gays’ rights to marriage. The case is about equal rights, not states rights, and should have been settled as such: A [...]
Andrew writes: So atheists don’t have emotions which inform them of the truth of something? And their rhetoric is completely dispassionate to the point where logic and reason are not fully objective? I have addressed the proper ways to consult the emotions in looking for truth in the post, Disambiguating Faith: Heart Over Reason, so for [...]
Recently, United States bishops petitioned Congress to not protect gays from being fired for their sexual orientation. Andrew Sullivan already precisely attacked the bishops’ immoral political calculation by which they explicitly committed themselves to a perverse moral contradiction whereby they simultaneously concede that homosexuality is to a significant extent not a choice and argue that [...]
And you can follow them as they are live-blogged on the Proposition 8 Trial Tracker website, which was an invaluable resource during testimony, filled with fascinating in-depth accounts of the arguments everyday. They’ve also started rolling already today on their Twitter feed and on their Facebook page. Here is the schedule for the arguments, all [...]