WASHINGTON (AP) — Two freshman Democratic senators from conservative states, Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, have joined the growing chorus of lawmakers who say they support gay marriage.
Amid concerns about voter intimidation, little mention has been made of Leviticus, that strong-arm book of the Bible that for years has tried to dictate my thoughts and actions through fear and guilt, and on Tuesday dogged my every step to the polls.
Voters a continent apart made history Tuesday on two divisive social issues, with Maine and Maryland becoming the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote and Washington state legalizing recreational use of marijuana.
Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy is in hot water with the LGBT community because he committed the cardinal sin in an age of political correctness: Thou must not speak ill of anything gays, lesbians, bisexuals or transgenders wish to do.
We don’t have a Chick-fil-A in Mitchell or anywhere in the immediate region, but we wonder if South Dakotans would be boycotting the restaurant here in the Rushmore State in response to comments by Chick-fil-A’s president, Dan Cathy.
George McGovern said Wednesday he supports same-sex marriage. President Obama announced Wednesday that he fully supports samesex marriage. McGovern, who is at his home in St. Augustine Beach, Fla., said he was pleased when he heard that news.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared unequivocal support for gay marriage on Wednesday, becoming the first president to endorse the politically explosive idea and injecting a polarizing issue into the 2012 race for the White House.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has a long and potentially polarizing campaign in store after state lawmakers agreed to allow voters to decide whether to limit civil marriage to heterosexual couples — a prohibition that already exists in state law.
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