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Not proud of Obama?s shift on gay marriage
2012-05-25 00:45:00
Yesterday, I wrote that I’d “have to agree to disagree” with Richard Grenell’s expression of “pride in the president?s patently political statement” announcing his shift on gay marriage. Like two-thirds of Americans in a recent poll, I believe the Democrat flipped on gay marriage “mostly for political reasons“. Not even one quarter of Americans surveyed ...
Even though Obama flipped on gay marriage, Richard Grenell remains faithful
2012-05-24 08:18:00
When I first posted on Richard Grenell’s stepping down from the Romney campaign, I wrote that it was . . . absurd to think that, as one social conservative quoted in Rubin?s piece suggests, that Grenell might ?decamp from Romney to Obama? should that latter come out in favor of federal recognition of same-sex marriage. ...
Skeptical that Obama?s statement on gay marriage changed minds
2012-05-24 00:10:00
The Washington Post finds signs that the President’s recent plea for gay contributions to his campaign may have changed a few minds on gay marriage: Public opinion continues to shift in favor of same-sex marriage, according to a newWashington Post-ABC News poll, which also finds initial signs thatPresident Obama?s support for the idea may have ...
Colin Powell has 'no problem' with gay marriage
2012-05-23 22:49:00
Two weeks after President Barack Obama declared his support for gay marriage, former Secretary of State Colin Powell told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday that he has "no problem with it." Powell, who is doing a series of television interviews to promote a new book, endorsed Obama in the 2008 election but hasn't said who ...
Can Facebook Cause Marriage Problems?
2012-05-23 18:20:00
Yesterday I looked through some of the referrals on my blog. Those are the little stats that tell me what people were looking for in Google that brought them to my blog. Here were a few I saw within seconds… “How to tell my wife she spends too much time on Facebook” “Husband is hiding ...
Strong gay marriage support now exceeds strong opposition
2012-05-23 06:02:00
Strong public support for same-sex marriage exceeds strong opposition by a significant margin for the first time in ABC News/Washington Post polls, and African-Americans have moved more in favor.
Black pastors bash NAACP for endorsing gay marriage
2012-05-22 22:17:00
The Coalition of African American Pastors announced Tuesday that it does not agree with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People?s decision to endorse the legalization of same-sex marriage.
NAACP backs same-sex marriage as civil right
2012-05-20 00:54:00
The NAACP passed a resolution Saturday endorsing same-sex marriage as a civil right and opposing any efforts "to codify discrimination or hatred into the law."
In Colorado, same-sex marriage remains a hot issue
2012-05-19 11:31:00
Minutes after President Barack Obama announced he supported gay marriage, the Democratic governor of Colorado choked back tears in Denver as he ordered state lawmakers to reconsider a civil-unions measure that Republicans had defeated the day before.
Krauthammer on the Obama gay marriage straddle
2012-05-18 19:08:00
“Notwithstanding a comically fawning press” writes Charles Krauthammer this morning about the president’s sudden switch on gay marriage, “Obama knows he has boxed himself in.” In his op-ed, the sage pundit talks about two arguments for gay marriage, Argument A, empathy, and Argument B, rights, and the president’s muddled position as he tries to straddle ...
Soulmate or Roommate?
2012-05-18 15:57:00
I’m starting a class this Sunday called “Soulmate or Roommate?.” Marriage was never intended to turn in to simply cohabitation with someone of the opposite sex, yet often it does. Sometimes we become roommates with our soul mates because of laziness and selfishness that creep into our marriages without us doing something about them. So ...
Tweets show strong support for gay marriage
2012-05-18 01:02:00
The tweeting masses are on board with the cause of the moment, gay marriage, by a roughly 2.6-to-1 margin, according toa reportfrom Pew's Project for Excellence in Journalism.
Obama more up to speed on short duration of Kardashian marriage than on imp
2012-05-16 19:36:00
“You might think”, reports Oliver Knox on Yahoo! News . . . that Barack Obama’s crazy presidential schedule makes it difficult for him to stay on top of popular culture. You’d be half-right. Quizzed on ABC’s “The View” on Monday, Obama slam-dunked a question about Kim Kardashian . . . . “Which Kardashian was married ...
Still believe the president?s shift on same-sex marriage is sincere?
2012-05-16 18:59:00
Hugh Hewitt’s observation this morning about possible “trouble in Obamaville” provides another data point suggesting otherwise. ”The president’s cash haul in April”, he observes “was down from that in March, and The Hill’s report has this note of anxiety within it:” The Obama campaign is making a concerted effort to boost the number of small ...
Obama on gay marriage: ?Right thing to do?
2012-05-15 17:32:00
Obama on gay marriage: ‘Right thing to do’ NEW YORK (AP) – President Barack Obama on Monday defended his view that gay couples should have the right to marry, saying that the country has never gone wrong when it “expanded … Continue reading →
Be Your Spouse?s Biggest Fan
2012-05-15 16:18:00
I’m a fan of several things. I’m a fan of the Texas Rangers, I’m a fan of running, and I’m even a fan of bacon. Everyone is a fan of something. You may be a NASCAR fan, a college football fan or a fan of golf. Maybe you’re a book fan and love to read, ...
Poll: Obama?s gay marriage stance could hurt him
2012-05-15 10:41:00
A New York Times/CBS News poll released Monday night shows the possible political perils of President Obama's recent announcement that he supports same-sex marriage. Most of those polled say the president's position will not impact how they vote. But among those who say it will influence their choice, 26 percent said they are less likely ...
Survey: Obama?s Switch on Same-Sex Marriage Mostly Political
2012-05-15 10:24:00
It’s not just an on-line poll on Yahoo! A New York Times survey finds that Obama’s Switch on Same-Sex Marriage Stirs Skepticism: Sixty-seven percent of those surveyed by The New York Times and CBS News since the announcement said they thought that Mr. Obama had made it ?mostly for political reasons,? while 24 percent said ...
Shift on marriage energizes immigration activists
2012-05-15 09:35:00
President Barack Obama's shift to support gay marriage is energizing young Hispanic voters who have been working side-by-side with gay activists in their push for immigration reform. The alliance has been growing across the country, helping dispel what many say is an outdated notion that Hispanics are less tolerant of gays than the general public.
Obama: ?Americans are on our side? on same-sex marriage
2012-05-15 00:15:00
Click image to see more photos. (Reuters/Larry Downing) Scooping up dollars for his campaign at a New York fundraiser, President Barack Obama told supporters on Monday that "the American people are on our side" when it comes to issues like same-sex marriage. The president spoke at an event hosted by openly gay singer Ricky Martin, ...
Obama faces questions on federal fight for gay marriage
2012-05-14 23:32:00
Just days after affirming his support for same-sex marriage, President Obama Monday declined to say whether he would go a step further and publicly take up the fight to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. While the administration has already stopped defending the legislation, which...
Obama?s ?political policy on same-sex marriage isn?t even different from Ro
2012-05-14 19:08:00
As usual you can count on blogress diva Ann Althouse for insightful commentary on events of the day. And she does so again today with her thoughts on gay marriage and the 2012 election. She agrees with us that Republicans should resist using the same-sex marriage issue against Obama: The issues in this election should ...
Obama calls black pastors to explain gay marriage stance
2012-05-14 17:17:00
After making his historic remarks on same-sex unions last week, President Barack Obama led a conference call with black church pastors to explain his support for gay marriage, the New York Times reports.
Will Obama?s stand on gay marriage hurt him this fall?
2012-05-14 00:54:00
Please note that I include this post in random thoughts because I am not entirely sure how answer to the question I pose in the title. Until last night, I thought that Obama’s recent shift on gay marriage wouldn’t make any difference in the fall, save to increase his fundraising. Then, I got a link ...
Bloomberg: N.C. marriage vote sets back civil rights
2012-05-13 23:15:00
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has told University of North Carolina graduates that last week's gay marriage vote shows there is still a lot of work to be done for civil rights in this country.
Rand Paul: Obama's marriage views can't 'get any gayer'
2012-05-13 01:50:00
Sen. Rand Paul mocked President Obama?s recent support of gay marriage on Friday, saying he didn?t think Obama?s views ?could get any gayer.? ?The president recently weighed in on marriage and you know he said his views were evolving on marriage,? the Kentucky Republican said...
Marriage to Ann seems to have ended Mitt?s adolescent unruliness
2012-05-13 00:45:00
“Boys,” Anne Moir and David Jessel in Brain Sex: The Real Difference Between Men and Women, “tend to seek out dares or challenges to flex their adolescent muscles in obedience to the dictates of their adolescent hormones.” They seem particularly unruly in all male environments without the tempering influence of girls. So Mitt Romney’s adolescent ...
Gay marriage won?t decide the 2012 election . . .
2012-05-12 18:18:00
Gay marriage will not decide the 2012 election unless either major party candidate makes it the focus of his campaign. The one that does that will indeed decide the election — for his opponent. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, for the record supports gay marriage; the presumptive Republican opposes it. Ed Morrissey contends that the ...
Gay marriage, abortion back in campaign spotlight
2012-05-12 15:42:00
Abortion and gay marriage. For years, they've been lumped together as the paramount wedge issues of U.S. politics ? hot-button topics in the vortex of sexuality, personal freedom and public policy.
Obama?s gay marriage decision: 60% say it won?t change their vote
2012-05-11 23:20:00
Six in ten Americans say President Barack Obama's historic shift to embrace same-sex marriage won't affect how they vote in November, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll. Still, more independents said the move made them "less likely" to vote for him than "more likely," Gallup said, making the decision a "net minus" for the ...
How W.H. gay marriage declarations affect other Democratic candidates
2012-05-11 23:11:00
Comments made by Vice President Biden and President Obama in support of gay marriage this week are trickling down to Democrats running for office this year, placing some in an awkward electoral positions ahead of November. When Obama first expressed support for gay marriage on Wednesday, much was made ofthe potential impact on his own ...
How GOP-driven (and shady) are all state marriage efforts?
2012-05-11 22:13:00
If one goes to donation sites of Preserve Marriage Washington or the Maryland Marriage Alliance, everything looks perfectly ordinary: What potential donors don't know? That when they give to either of these campaigns, they are actually contributing through Brian Brown's...
National Org. for [Religious] Marriage Prez gives lesson in overwrought mel
2012-05-11 20:23:00
The National Organization For Marriage's tone is trending ever more into Matt Barber territory: "President Obama is about to feel the wrath of an engaged nation. God is the author of marriage; government merely recognizes what God created. The vast...
The Wanted, Nina Dobrev Applaud Obama's Same-Sex Marriage Stance
2012-05-11 17:35:00
'Vampire Diaries' star tells MTV News, 'I'm glad that he's supporting gay marriage, and hopefully others will follow suit.'By Jocelyn Vena, with additional reporting by Audrey Kim The Wanted Photo: Getty Images In the days since President Obama spoke up in support of same-sex marriage, celebrities have applauded the leader of the free world for his stance on the issue. Since the president's interview with ABC News on Wednesday, many celebs ranging from Neil Patrick Harris to George Clooney have made it clear that they are pro-Obama. And, it seems, Obama's message is spreading internationally, as famous people around the world are also giving him props. "I didn't see the announcement when he made it, but I've heard obviously a lot about it, and I think it's great that that man, the President of the United States, who is influential, who people really admire and listen to, is making such a statement, such a sort of controversial statement," "Vampire Diaries" star...
Shill Robin's Post-Orgasmic 'Chills' Over Obama Gay Marriage Climax
2012-05-11 15:08:00
ABC's Robin Roberts experienced a post-orgasmic chill after Obama finally achieved a "historic" anticlimactic climax on gay marriage. The morning after Robin reveled in the rendezvous to Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulous:  "I'm getting chills again."  Watch here.ABC News offers a helpful guide to the differences between Obama's "evolution" and "flip-flops." George Bush, Mitt Romney, and John Kerry flip-flop.  Obama evolves.Related:  ABC News: "Obama Touts Support for Gay Marriage at Star-Studded Fundraiser At George Clooney's Home."  CNN:  "Star-studded." "Star power with a twist" LAT. Obama: $15 million record haul because "everybody loves George."
Pastor: We suffer more under marriage equality 'than we would have under se
2012-05-11 14:38:00
Dwight McKissic, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, TX: "This means that parents are now going to have an extremely difficult time teaching their children that marriage biblically and traditionally is between a man and a woman, when the...
Snooki, JWoww 'Proud' Of President Obama For Supporting Gay Marriage
2012-05-11 09:38:00
'I'm glad that he did it — better late than never,' 'Jersey Shore' star JWoww tells MTV News.By Christina Garibaldi Snooki Photo: MTV News President Obama made history earlier this week when he became the first president to support same-sex marriage. Moments after the announcement, reactions came pouring in from celebrities and other supporters of his decision expressing their overwhelming enthusiasm regarding the much-discussed topic. Two of those supporters include "Jersey Shore" stars Snooki and JWoww, who stopped by MTV News on Thursday and told us that they were thrilled with President Obama's latest move, even though they feel it should have come earlier in his presidency. "I'm glad that he did it — better late than never," JWoww said. "And he is the first president to come out and say it, and I am proud of him for doing it." Snooki, who's expecting her first child with fiancé Jionni LaValle, feels that same-sex couples should enjoy the same...
Division of Labor with the Marriage
2012-05-11 09:00:00
Division of Labor with the Marriage Sometimes people think that divorce is caused by major sources of conflict. In reality, it is usually smaller sources of conflict that are left unresolved and eventually they become big sources of conflict. Division of labor is one of those issues that can lead to big conflicts. Division of labor includes the day to day household chores such as cooking, cleaning and caring for children. Determining who is going to do which activities around the house can be a source of many arguments. Maybe you like the house to be clean but your spouse can tolerate a little more “mess.” Perhaps you do the cooking and expect your spouse to clean up afterward but find dirty dishes still waiting for you the next day. Maybe you are concerned that the garage is always a mess, the closets are overflowing, and the ceiling is leaking and your spouse prefers to spend the day doing a leisure time activity. The source of this conflict usually comes down to values. What...
Learning How to Have a Better Marriage Now Through Acceptance
2012-05-11 08:49:00
Learning How to Have a Better Marriage Now Through Acceptance If you were to complete the rest of the sentence, “My marriage would be good if…” what would you say? What sorts of things do you imagine would need to happen before your marriage could be better? It’s important to recognize that you may not need to experience any big changes. Instead, you may be able to make your marriage better today by using acceptance. Change the Way You Think Sometimes people think there needs to be a change before their marriage can be good. For example, a husband may think, “My marriage will be better once my wife starts working again.” Or a wife may think, “Our marriage would be good if my husband wasn’t such a slob.” Waiting for something to change often means you don’t put in any effort to make the marriage better in the meantime. Waiting until things are better gives you an excuse not to make things better today. It can also take the pressure off you. It can allow you to bl...
Questions linger after gay marriage frenzy
2012-05-11 00:50:00
The Bottom Line President Obama made history at the White House yesterday when he told my GMA co-anchor Robin Roberts that he supports same-sex marriage. Buthow will the politics play out come November?That's the question we're tackling today on the Bottom Line. Strategists on both sides of the issue ? and from both Presidential campaigns ...
More tolerance for gay marriage proponents among gay marriage opponents (th
2012-05-11 00:40:00
Surveying the returns on North Carolina’s Amendment One, William Kristol finds that the measure was soundly defeated in two counties with large universities by margins of “5 to 1 and 5 to 2, respectively”, yet passed by margins of 2 to 1 in neighboring “counties likeAlamance, Person, and Granville”. This causes him to “bet there’s ...
Did Obama?s same-sex marriage tweet break Twitter records?
2012-05-11 00:21:00
To say that President Obama's announcement ofsupport for gay marriage yesterday was historic is something of an understatement. But it appears that it didn't just make history in the fight for gay rights ? it may have also madeTwitter history ? Continue reading ?
Democratic House Whip changes tune, now supports gay marriage
2012-05-10 23:58:00
The day after President Obama voiced support for gay marriage, reversing the policy he established as a candidate for top office, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer released a statement announcing his own change of heart on the issue. The Maryland Democrat's statement, released Thursday afternoon, is similar to Obama's explanation for reversing his opinion: The ...
Biden to Obama: Sorry for jumping the gun on gay marriage
2012-05-10 23:57:00
Vice President Joe Biden apologized to President Barack Obama Wednesdayin the Oval Office for jumping the gun on the administration's public embrace of same-sex marriage and forcing his boss's hand, a person knowledgeable on the contrite exchange told Yahoo News on Thursday. "The vice president expressed remorse, regret," said the individual, who requested anonymity to ...
Watch: FRC's gay marriage horror movie, in full
2012-05-10 22:43:00
The Family Research Council has posted several clips over the years. But as far as I know, this is the first time the rabidly anti-LGBT org (with undeserved MSM credence) has posted its truly disgusting fear doc in full. Just...
Marriage evolution is 'revolt against God', says syndicated preacher (of 19
2012-05-10 21:45:00
*UPDATE: My pal David Roberts (of ExGayWatch fame) found a longer form of this same article. Check it out; it's even more hysterical (yet relatable to modern "culture war" watchers).
Will Obama?s gay marriage pander hurt him politically?
2012-05-10 21:25:00
Interesting how today, both gay conservatives and leftists see through President Obama’s pander yesterday on gay marriage, coming as it did following a week when the Democrats was facing questions for his stand on gay marriage. The president may claim that Vice President Biden’s recent comments on gay marriage forced the timing of the announcement, ...
Backlash over North Carolina?s marriage vote
2012-05-10 21:16:00
The voters in North Carolina have spoken. Now get ready for some backlash. By the indications of posters to the state's Visit North Carolina Facebook page, the state's tourism business might take a hit this summer. The state's voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved Amendment One, which defines marriage as a legal union solely between a ...
U.S. President Barack H. Obama Supports Same-Sex Marriage: ABC News Scooped
2012-05-10 20:53:00
Yesterday, in an interview with ABC News, President Obama said, “I think same sex couples should be able to get married.” With that one statement, he made it clear that he believes that it?s wrong to prevent couples who are in loving, committed relationships from getting married… Now in his own words? I believe that ...
Gay marriage more popular than Obama
2012-05-10 20:20:00
Maybe Obama’s shift on gay marriage was about more than money. On our Facebook page, our reader Chadwondered if President Obama “decided to come out in favor of SSM now because he knows it?s more popular than he is.” He’s got a point. Today’s Gallup tracking point shows the president’s approval has edged up to ...
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