In another case of if it affects you, now it matters. Attorney Charles Cooper, the lawyer who defended Prop 8 in the State Supreme Court, said that he is “evolving” on gay marriage. What’s changed you ask? Well of course, his daughter is marrying a woman. From Brandon Sun:
The revelation is an unexpected footnote in the years-long debate over Proposition 8, the California measure struck down by the Supreme Court last year. It is also offers a glimpse, through the eyes of one family, of the country’s rapidly shifting opinions of gay marriage, with most public polls now showing majorities in favour of allowing the unions.
Okay first off, if you haven’t watched Obama’s inauguration speech please do so, it is so very worth your time.
Typically, inaugurations are more about what a great nation America is, with only a few broad points about policy or what they wish to accomplish in the next few years. Well boys and girls, this time was different.
Needless to say, 2012 has been a wonderful year for equality. Obama is in office again, two states voted to pass same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court decided they would hear the Prop 8 and DOMA cases, and the polls are on our side. Support for equality is growing, and will only continue growing. With all that was going on, it’s good to have a review and for that we have Matt Baume from the Americans For Equal Rights.