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So, was evisceration of Brendan Eich “a PR stunt … nothing but a PR stunt”?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 7, 2014 at 10:25pm
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A narrative is emerging that the entire Brendan Eich evisceration campaign was a public relations stunt by OKCupid.   That narrative is emerging from the left, based on facts uncovered by the right.

Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller was the first to report that the founder...

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Mozilla blowback: bursting the PC bubble?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 9:30am
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The people at Mozilla may yet live to regret their decision in cooperating with the forcing out of Brendan Eich.

Apparently the internet giant has been getting a lot of negative reaction to its jettisoning of Eich for his contribution in support of California’s Proposition 8 back in 2008.

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Before Brendan Eich, they came for the Mormons

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 5:45pm
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A boycott and pressure campaign was launched against Brendan Eich, recently named CEO of Mozilla (which owns the Firefox browser), because in 2008 he contributed to a pro-Proposition 8 group. Eich resigned after a revolt against him at his own company due to his contribution.

Prop. 8 enshrined in the California...

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Utah federal judge strikes down key part of anti-polygamy law

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 11:01am
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Yes, this all was predicted long ago, and led to charges of fear mongering and false slippery slopes.

The legalization of polygamy followed logically from the legal arguments against one man-one woman, as was predicted not just by me, but also by Professor Martha Nussbaum, one of the leading legal advocates for gay...

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When do polygamists get to come out of the shadows?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 9:07am

Bringing people “out of the shadows” is the newest greatest.

So what about polygamists?

We’ve addressed this issue before, in a call for intellectual honesty:

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Polygamy – another love that now dares speak its name again

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 11:55am

Long ago, and far away, we predicted that once the legal standard for equal protection of the law as to marriage became  ”love”  and consenting adults, without regard to gender, there would be no rational basis upon which to limit the number to two:

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Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decision – No Standing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 10:26am

Via ScotusBlog live blog:

10:26 Amy Howe: We have Perry. By the Chief. The petitioners did not have standing to appeal the district court order.

10:28 Amy Howe: From the opinion: We have never before upheld the standing of a private party to defend the constitutionality of a...

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Obligatory — Krystal Ball uses daughter as prop

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 5, 2013 at 8:02pm

This is one of the more bizarre episodes ever seen on a network show.

Notice that the little girl, Krystal Ball’s daughter, initially talks about a husband and wife, and then again talks about being in love with “him” until pushed by her mother to talk about marrying a girl.

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“Polygamy would have to be permitted”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 5:20pm

The words in the title and subtitle were spoken by one of the leading thinkers and advocates in favor of gay marriage, University of Chicago Professor Martha Nussbaum, in a speech she gave at Cornell Law School in 2009 (video and discussion below).

I was reminded of those words after Dr. Benjamin Carson...

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DOMA day at Supreme Court

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 10:00am

Today is oral argument in Windsor v. United States, challenging the Defense of Marriage Act.

We have not followed the DOMA litigation very carefully to date.

We did cover the secondary boycott effort directed at the King & Spalding law...

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Reaction to Prop 8 oral argument (Audio added)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 11:36am

The oral argument just concluded.  The audio will be posted later.  Update Audio is here. Transcript is here.

Expect an avalanche of spin from various pundits — as if the spin matters.

I’ll link to numerous sources which I deem on the low-end of spin meter.  Beware predictions.  Who guessed how Chief...

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Prop 8 day at Supreme Court

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 9:40am

Today at 10 a.m. is the argument in Hollingsworth v. Perry, also known as the California Proposition 8 case.  Tomorrow is argument in the Defense of Marriage Act case.

It’s hard to believe that this day has arrived.  We have been covering Prop 8 almost since the beginning of this blog.  The...

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FWIW – Kagan 2009: “There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 25, 2013 at 4:57pm

That’s the statement Elena Kagan made back in 2009 when she was going through confirmation proceedings to become Solicitor General (emphasis added):

1. As Solicitor General, you would be charged with defending the Defense of Marriage Act. That law, as you may know, was enacted by overwhelming majorities of both houses of...

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Judge Walker’s interest

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 22, 2013 at 2:19pm

In August 2010, when Judge Vaughn Walker ruled in favor of those seeking to overturn Prop. 8 (thereby effectively legalizing gay marriage in California), I noted that Judge Walker seemed almost to be taking a role as advocate (emphasis added):

Throughout the opinion, the Judge goes into great detail regarding trial testimony and...

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