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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 6/30/2013 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 6/26/2013 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 4/5/2013 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.

Regardless of your...

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“Polygamy would have to be permitted”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 5:20pm 3/31/2013 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 3/27/2013 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 3/26/2013 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 3/26/2013 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 3/25/2013 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 3/22/2013 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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Politico poll showing “plurality support” for gay marriage also shows majority opposition

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Guest Post by William M. Briggs  ▪  Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 10:21am 12/13/2012 at 10:21am

As Professor Jacobson pointed out the other day, there is an effort already underway to game the refs at the Supreme Court, similar to in the Obamacare case, by creating a media and political narrative that the Court’s legitimacy would be threatened if it were...

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Transparent ref gaming of Sup Ct on gay marriage

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 8:44am 12/11/2012 at 8:44am

The big shock in the Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling was not that the law was upheld.  Most people thought there was a substantial chance Justice Kennedy would side with the four liberal Justices.

But almost no one thought that it would be Chief Justice John Roberts who would be the swing vote,...

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Supreme Court will hear DOMA and California gay marriage cases

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 7, 2012 at 3:43pm 12/7/2012 at 3:43pm

Just breaking, via The Hill:

The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will hear a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) — the federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The court also agreed to hear a lawsuit challenging California’s statewide ban on...

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Did I miss the national dialogue and soul searching over the FRC shooting?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 9:48am 8/25/2012 at 9:48am

I was somewhat distracted the past couple of weeks getting College Insurrection up and running.

So I guess I missed the national dialogue and soul searching over anti-Christian rhetoric and the War on Christianity being conducted by the SPLC and various groups which cite the SPLC as the authority on what is hate...

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SPLC’s hatewatch gives cover to hate

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 9:04pm 8/15/2012 at 9:04pm

As long-time readers surely know, I have examined the pernicious methodology of the Southern Poverty Law Center in moving from fighting Klan and neo-Nazi groups to fighting for the Democratic Party agenda against conservatives and the Tea Party.

In seeking to justify its hefty salaries, budget and fundraising, SPLC made a very...

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Not even Kiss-in protesters believed Obama “evolved”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 6, 2012 at 4:05pm 8/6/2012 at 4:05pm

Barack Obama was for gay marriage (pre-presidential campaign), before he was against it (1st presidential campaign), before he was for it (urgent cash call during 2nd presidential campaign).

Did anyone believe Obama was telling the truth when he said he had “evolved” on the subject?  Rather than evolving,

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Adam Smith video – “Apologies and Clarifications”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 12:22am 8/4/2012 at 12:22am

I’m not sure this helps.

After this, an apology without a lecture would have been better.

I would suggest someone download it, because I have a feeling it will not be up long. (h/t walnutdoor17 in the Tip Line)

 
 
 

Why I’m not cheering the termination of Vante’s CFO for his anti-Chick-fil-A political stunt

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 6:32pm 8/2/2012 at 6:32pm

A number of readers have alerted me to this video, which originally was posted on YouTube by Adam Smith, the Chief Financial Officer of medical products maker Vante (via Gateway Pundit):

Why pick on a drive-through window clerk?  The video seemed to capture in minutes the entire bullying methodology of the left.

Needless to say, the reaction...

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