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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Griper Blade: Homophobia Wedge Turns Against the GOP

2 women in relationship protest in favor of marriage equality
There's been a wave of Senate Democrats announcing retirement lately, with South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson being the last. That all these announcements are happening at once is not coincidental -- the party has asked people to make their intentions known now, in order to avoid surprises closer to 2014 the elections. Another wave of announcements has come from the Senate lately -- and it could be the result of similar election strategizing.
Washington Post: Then there were 10. No, wait. Nine. In the past month, the rapid rise in public support for same-sex marriage has left Supreme Court justices perplexed and some political veterans, such as Hillary Rodham Clinton, struggling to keep up. But there may be no better measure of this historic change and its disorienting speed than what has happened among the Democrats of the U.S. Senate. They are often representatives of an urban party in rural places. That makes them the zebras of Washington’s little world: perpetually vulnerable, sniffing the wind. As recently as the last election, 17 of those Democrats did not support same-sex marriage. By this week, however, the number was smaller. And getting more so by the day...[CLICK TO READ FULL POST]

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