Doug Bennett's Blog – 6th mo. 2013 Archive (2)

Now (As Always) It Is Up to Us

June 26, 2013

 In two dramatic decisions this week, the Supreme Court declared laws unconstitutional. By a 5-4 majority, the Court set aside section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. And by an identical margin, though with only one vote changing sides, it voided DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as only a union between one man and one woman.

There is sadness and anger on the political left about the first, and sadness and anger on the political right about the…

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Added by Doug Bennett on 6th mo. 26, 2013 at 2:59pm — 5 Comments

Homosexuality as a Sin: The View from the U.S. Public

June 7, 2013

The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press has just released a large, detailed survey exploring public opinion about homosexuality and gay marriage. Included in the survey (Part 3) are a number of questions that explore whether respondents see homosexuality as sinful, and they asked respondents their religious identity, too. The Pew Center has asked these…

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Added by Doug Bennett on 6th mo. 7, 2013 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

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