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The Week in 2012

CHRIS PUMMER: If Tim Pawlenty is finding comfort these days it’s in the fact that the Hindenburg, much like his presidential campaign, wasn’t very high off the ground when it exploded. Continue reading

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Gay Marriage, Cuomo Style

JESSICA BADER: For my parents’ generation, major historical moments always seemed to have the question “where were you when…?” attached. Even for me and my peers, things that took place before online social networking was the all-encompassing force that it is today, “where were you when…?” still mattered. But for recent paradigm-shifting events, that question seems archaic. Following the torrent of tweets and status updates Friday night as New York passed marriage equality reinforced my belief that this was both a huge tipping point and really not a big deal. Continue reading

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In Briefs: Gay Marriage and Breakfast Anytime

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: I would like to come out strongly against two of the most corrosive concepts in our culture today: gay marriage, and restaurants that serve ‘breakfast anytime’. Marriage should ONLY be between one man and one woman, and breakfast should be served ONLY between the hours of 6am and 10am. If anyone sees a second side to this issue, I would be glad for them to challenge me.

HOWARD MEGDAL: I couldn’t disagree more with you, Molly. I see these two issues quite differently. Marriages should only be performed between 6am and 10am, and breakfast should only be eaten by one man and one woman. Like The Bible says.

DANI ALEXIS RYSKAMP: I’m concerned that all those breakfast-anytime heretics will simply go to Canada for their late-night breakfasts. Not only would this result in precious tourism dollars going to Canada, but they might bring back questionable food practices, like Canadian bacon and poutine. Jesus turned water into wine, not gravy! Continue reading

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Repealing California’s Proposition 8

DAN SZYMBORSKI: The drive to undo California’s Proposition 8, the ballot measure to change the state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman, has gone full-speed ahead, with some advocates pushing to try to get it on the ballot for November’s election instead of the 2012 election.

That would be a mistake.

HOWARD MEGDAL: I don’t disagree with Dan on the politics of it. I’m just not sure I can support waiting for basic civil rights. Continue reading

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Bob McDonnell: 2010 and Beyond

JEFF MORROW : Governor McDonnell’s role in the sexual-orientation discrimination mess reveals just how conservative Virginia is and is not, and what he sees in his own political future.

HOWARD MEGDAL: Jeff makes a terrific argument, but the takeaway for me from this particular episode is to wonder whether this is yet another indicator that ostracizing the LGBT community for political sport is no longer a winning formula. Continue reading

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