Thursday, August 05, 2010

Congratulations to two great lawyers, Ted Olson and David Boies. They obtained a fine result in overturning California's Proposition 8 banning gay marriage.

For years I have posted here my resolution of this issue: States should grant only civil unions; marriage to be a religious or private matter. But, as decided here, whenever states act they must treat their citizens equally.

A facetious point. Someone suggested that, to save time and money on appeals, we should just call up Justice Kennedy and ask how he'll vote.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Bloomberg Defends Religious Freedom, Supports Group's Right To Build Islamic Center Near Ground Zero

But many national and New York politicians and the have come out in recent weeks against plans for the mosque, saying it disrespects the memory of Sept. 11 victims. This, even though the building is blocks from ground zero.

So misguided. It implies that Islam is responsible for 9/11 and, further, that our enemy is Islam, not the terrorists.