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  • Poll: Support for Gay Marriage Grows

    04/28/2009 6:37:43 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 51 replies · 3,325+ views
    CBS News ^ | April 28, 209
    Forty-two percent of Americans now say same sex couples should be allowed to legally marry, a new CBS News/New York Times poll finds. That's up nine points from last month, when 33 percent supported legalizing same sex marriage. Support for same sex marriage is now at its highest point since CBS News starting asking about it in 2004. Twenty-eight percent say same sex couples should have no legal recognition – down from 35 percent in March – while 25 percent support civil unions, but not marriage, for gay couples. As has historically been the case on this issue, liberals are...
  • For gays, times a-changin' for the better

    04/22/2009 4:45:48 PM PDT · by SJackson · 29 replies · 925+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 4/22/2009 | Dave Zweifel
    Bob Dylan's 1960s song "The Times They Are A-Changin' " was written at a time when blacks were insisting on equality, young people were rebelling against war and the status quo was being routinely challenged. But it could have just as well been written today about another huge change in this country: the acceptance, particularly among the young, that gays should have equal rights, too. Back then, Dylan's song came to symbolize the generational schism that gripped the country. One of the verses said it all: Come mothers and fathers Throughout the land And don't criticize What you can't understand...
  • Prom planners step on some toes [proms on Good Friday]

    04/15/2006 4:27:03 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 19 replies · 704+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constittion ^ | 04/15/06 | CHRISTIAN BOONE
    High school is full of difficult choices, and some students Friday were trying to pick from an improbable trinity: reading, writhing or religion. And amid the unfortunate confluence of class work, the prom and Good Friday, something had to give. "There was, like, no one coming to school today," Sequoyah High senior Christa Wilkie said Friday. "[On Thursday] in lit class they asked who was going to be here Friday and no one raised their hands." Two schools held their proms on Good Friday, and at least eight others across metro Atlanta, from Coweta to Cobb, are throwing the dance...