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…


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…


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

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