Elihu_Bystander

Elihu_Bystander

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23 hours ago @ Equality on Trial - Senate passes Respect ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Just a gaggle of bigots and homophobes.

1 month ago @ Equality on Trial - Senate moves forward o... · 0 replies · +4 points

Thank you for all your work.

2 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - SCOTUS to hear case of... · 0 replies · +2 points

In the new CA-22, there are actually more registered Democrats than Republicans and Rudy Salas has been a very popular CA assemblyman. I'd like to know what percentage of registered Democrats actually voted, especially since all registered voters in CA received mail-in ballots.

4 months ago @ Equality on Trial - 7/26 open thread · 1 reply · +2 points

Ian thank you for a very precise explanation of what could and could not be achieved by the Marriage Equality Act.

Could it ever come to one state saying if such and such state won't recognize our legal same-sex marriages, we won't recognize any of their marriages--including straight ones?

4 months ago @ Equality on Trial - 7/18 open thread · 0 replies · +2 points

The question is: Can a private citizen meet the standard for actual and concreate harm, and not just the conjecture of perceived harm. It is an essential part of having standing to sue.

4 months ago @ Equality on Trial - 7/18 open thread · 1 reply · +2 points

I Don’t Fit the Stereotype

I migrated into the full communion of the Catholic Church in 1991 (officially making me a post Vatican II Catholic). I regularly attend mass on Sunday and ad least one daily week-day mass. I am an openly gay man and I hold teaching responsibilities in my Catholic Mission Church (we are too small to be a parish). I support same-sex marriage. Contrary to Church teaching on marriage, but based on the Church’s teaching on the primacy of an informed conscience, I believe that same-sax marriages however celebrated (civil or by Christian hospitality in other affirming faith groups) also acquire the sacramental character of marriage.

5 months ago @ Equality on Trial - 77 open thread · 0 replies · +2 points

no surprise here.

5 months ago @ Equality on Trial - 77 open thread · 2 replies · +5 points

I hope this is accurate. Democrats need to push their support for abortion rights. Maybe that way we can convince pro-choice Republicans to vote for Democratic representatives.

6 months ago @ Equality on Trial - 6/22 open thread · 0 replies · +7 points

Not only that, Ken "Potty" Paxton will instigate a case in a Trump appointed Fifth 5th District Court Judge that will get the case to SCOTUS. Wake up Texas, get that homophobe out of office and in jail for the fraud that the has committed and been indicted for.

6 months ago @ Equality on Trial - 6/22 open thread · 3 replies · +2 points

Rick, you are absolutely correct, but we all know that isn't going to happen. Accepting that given, what do you think is the best alternative action? Some are saying expand the court; however, there is not much enthusiasm for doing that. Nancy Pelosi has said she is opposed.