Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Current Events: Republicans Sign Brief In Support of Gay Marriage

This article was published in today's New York TimesRepublicans Sign Brief in Support of Gay Marriage

It is interesting to observe how the Republicans are currently so divided on these types of social issues, and also to watch as some become more progressive. The article mentions Jon Hunstman, who has always been more moderate, but had officially opposed gay marriage during the 2012 campaign in favor of civil unions. (Kudos to CMC for getting him to speak!) I believe this is the direction the Republicans are (hopefully) heading in. I believe the entrenched conservatism in the Republican party can be traced back to previous generations in which these types of issues seem especially provocative (ie. our class discussion about putting our grandparent's more conservative political views into historical and social context).

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