commented on Marriage Equality: How Did We Get Here?
Marriage equality is a good step in our culture... toward gay equality. Once gays have a right to marriage everywhere, fixing marriage requires another gigantic leap: the removal of any and all benefits conferred by the state to married individuals. But why? Because these benefits are inherently discriminatory to individuals who are not in married relationships.
commented on Be Careful What You Wish for on Prop 8 and DOMA
And by the way, just about everyone who has posted on this thread... Goldy is asking a very important question, which many of you have dismissed solely on emotional grounds.
Look. It can easily backfire. When the Democrats go from beings the champions of the under-represented, to the dictators of liberal virtues on this issue, we may well not expect to see blue tides as in the November election. You've just given the Koch brothers and the entire right wing every headline, every talking point, every everything they need to substantiate their martyrdom and motivate the redneck evangelical base to vote blood red all long. The gerrymandering regime becomes that much easier to implement.