Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Small steps backward and forward

While the Constitutional amendment affirming heterosexual unions only passed in the Commonwealth and six other states in the Union, passage was not universal. From the Associated Press:
In a triple setback for conservatives, South Dakotans rejected a law that would have banned virtually all abortions, Arizona became the first state to defeat an amendment to ban gay marriage and Missouri approved a measure backing stem cell research.
What I thought most interesting in the article, however, was a quote from Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. He noted that the same-sex marriage bans are passing with increasingly closer margins. He said, "What we're seeing is that fear-mongering around same-sex marriage is fizzling out."

I think what we may be seeing is an acceptance of moderation.

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