Senators Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Donnelly, who both hail from deeply red states, announced their support this week for marriage equality. If these two freshman senators from North Dakota and Indiana can stand on the right side of history, so can the few remaining Democratic hold outs in the Senate.
We are now down to the final four Democrats in the Senate who are standing on the wrong side of history on marriage equality: Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Tim Johnson of South Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Mark Pryor of Arkansas. They need to hear from us now.”
Donald Verrilli Jr., the U.S. solicitor general arguing on the side of same-sex marriage, told the justices, “There is a cost to waiting.” He recalled that the argument by opponents of interracial marriage in Loving v. Virginia in 1967 was to delay because “the social science is still uncertain about how biracial children will fare in this world.”
The wisdom of the Warren court is reflected two miles away, where a biracial child is faring pretty well in his second term in the Oval Office.
The American Academy of Pediatrics last week announced its support for same-sex marriage, citing evidence that children of gays and lesbians do better when the couples marry.”
I like how America is freaking out like “AHHH SAME SEX MARRIAGE AHH TAXED HEALTH CARE OMG AHHHHHH!!! THE WORLD WILL BURN!!” and literally right next to them is their most similar country doing perfect with both of those things like it’s a no-brainer.
what the hell is that beaver doing
quietly reveling in its stable economy.