December 27, 2008
by Frank Rich, New York Times Op-Ed Columnist
12.27.08—Obama may not only overestimate his ability to bridge some of our fundamental differences but also underestimate how persistent some of those differences are. The exhilaration of his decisive election victory and the deserved applause that has greeted his mostly glitch-free transition can’t entirely mask the tensions underneath. Before there is profound social change, there is always high anxiety.
The success of Proposition 8 in California was a serious shock to gay Americans and to all the rest of us who believe that all marriages should be equal under the law.
December 19, 2008
The San Jose Mercury News
by Mike Swift
12.19.08—Saying Proposition 8 violates constitutionally protected liberties, Attorney General Jerry Brown on Friday asked the California Supreme Court to strike down the same-sex marriage ban, even as supporters filed a brief that would erase the legal recognition of couples married before Election Day.
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December 9, 2008
Jon Stewart and Mike Huckabee
Jon Stewart Takes on Mike Huckabee
12.09.08—In a lively interview, Stewart says marriage is a fundamental human right, and “it’s an absolute travesty that people have forced someone who is gay to have to make their case that they deserve the same basic rights.”
watch the full episode here