* Looks like Barack Obama may have received donations from a people who turned out to be refugees hiding in Mexico. If I were Mitt Romney, I'd be really mad at my family.
* Michael Steele does not "appreciate" gay marriage being compared to interracial marriage. Political leaders these days, they don't "appreciate" anything.
* Bill O'Reilly: "The bigotry against pro-life people is I think way more than the bigotry against gay people." He may be right; even reason seems to be in opposition to his people.
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Tags: Abortion, Barack Obama, Bill O'Reilly, California, Crime, Fox News, Judiciary, LGBT, Marriage Equality, Mexico, Michael Steele, Money, Proposition 8
This either a great day or a dark day for the "sanctity of marriage," depending upon whether you think that phrase deserves quotes around it or not…
California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled. The judges upheld a lower court's ruling…
"Although the Constitution permits communities to enact most laws they believe to be desirable," the opinion states, "it requires that there be at least a legitimate reason for the passage of a law that treats different classes of people differently. There was no such reason that Proposition 8 could have been enacted."
Why does there have to be a "legitimate" reason?
Is an "emotionally-charged fear-based" reason good enough for no one anymore?
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Tags: California, Constitution, Judiciary, LGBT, Marriage Equality, Proposition 8
Constitutional scholar, lawyer and admitted liberal David Boies was Stephen's special guest on The Report last night to explain why he and his former adversary in Bush v. Gore — conservative lawyer Ted Olson — are seeing eye to eye on Marriage Equality, why opponents of marriage equality in California have no standing, and why families with "ready made" babies are still families…
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Tags: California, LGBT, Marriage Equality, Proposition 8, Stephen Colbert, Television, The Colbert Report, Video