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
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?
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
Sam Smith According to the Washington Post, "The Marine Corps' top general suggested Tuesday that allowing gays to serve openly in the military could result in more casualties because their presence on the battlefield would pose "a distraction." ||||| "When your life hangs on the line," said Gen. James F. Amos, the commandant of the … Continue reading The little green men
Sam Smith, Progressive Review - Having lived most of my life in the gay friendly city of Washington, I wasn't prepared from some of the nastiness involved in the Maine gay marriage debate. Especially the sick video that claimed that the state's schools would be teaching gay marriage in class. And while I knew the … Continue reading THE GAY MARRIAGE DEFEAT
Sam Smith 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 of … Continue reading Senatorial inquiry
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