The real issue behind gay marriage

  Sam Smith – The gay marriage case before the Supreme Court is not really about gay marriage as much as it is about something that isn’t being talked about much: freedom of religion. The Constitution calls upon the government to make no law "respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof". … Continue reading The real issue behind gay marriage

Why did gays win while blacks & latinos lost?

The recent Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage and voting rights is a strong reminder of the hazards of ignoring class and culture in thinking about politics. We tend to consider these things one dimensionally as if the Supreme Court was only deciding law - and not culture, class and politics. As if the only … Continue reading Why did gays win while blacks & latinos lost?

What gay marriage can teach us about economic recovery

 Sam Smith   The excitement over Obama’s acceptance of gay marriage, albeit on a state by state basis, illustrates two often overlooked political points: ·       The lesser of two evils occasionally does something right, which, in fact, is what defines his lesserdom.  ·       Just because the person you voted for won the White House doesn’t … Continue reading What gay marriage can teach us about economic recovery

Questions for a senatorial inquiry on gay marriage

Sam Smith, 2006 1. The Ten Commandments outlaw killing and adultery but that doesn't seem to bother your colleagues as much as gay marriage. Why do you think the Ten Commandments are less important to them than gay marriage? 2. Would you accept a compromise in which we outlawed not only gay marriages but support … Continue reading Questions for a senatorial inquiry on gay marriage