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Students react to high court


A recent poll found that more than 81 percent of millenials support same-sex marriage.

Gay marriage faces paradigm shift


This past week, the Obama administration made an unprecedented move in its filing of an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in which it encouraged the court to strike down Proposition 8. The 2008 passage of California’s now-infamous ballot initiative ensured that same-sex marriage would remain illegal under the provisions of California’s state […]

Republicans must amend party platform


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has gotten a lot of flak for his antiquated views on some social issues that, though not the focal points of this election, mean everything to some voters. Despite a conservative fiscal policy and a focus on strong national defense that many young Republicans support, Romney’s anti-gay marriage stance eliminates […]

Should the election focus on civil unions or gay marriage?


The inclusion of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples in the Democratic National Committee’s platform is a historic move that continues the Democratic Party’s tradition of championing civil rights. While the economy and foreign policy are emerging as the most important issues in November’s presidential election, providing equal rights for all Americans through the […]

White House sets dangerous precedent


U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday that the Obama administration “will no longer defend” the Defense of Marriage Act. DOMA, a 1996 law that allows states to not recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, was seen as an appropriate compromise in the mid-90s, but has since become a lightning rod for criticism from […]