Blog Roundup

It's been awhile since we reviewed what other blogs are saying about the civil unions and marriage ban. So here goes:

Ben Brothers at Badger Blues just got back from D.C. where he checks in on what FDR would say about the ban. And what do you know? It's written in stone:


Meanwhile, Paul Soglin and Bill Christofferson both write approvingly of Ed Thompson's announcement that defeating the ban will be his and the Libertarian Party's number one goal this election season. Libertarian Stephen Gordon's Hammer of Truth also checks in with Ed Thompson, and he likes what he sees.

Cory Liebmann at Eye on Wisconsin looks at polling data to conclude that banning civil unions and marriage just doesn't seem to be the priority for most Wisconsinites. Meanwhile, M. Kadow also looks at the data and notes that we've got a lot of work to do.

Dave Diamond uses what some call colorful language to describe the Family Research Institute's campaign rhetoric and use of nonexistant "science." You can read his posts here and here. And in a post about Wisconsin politics generally, Allen Drury refers to the ban as "800 pounds of unknown political puke." (Note to selves: consider new talking point.)

And one of the web's most pro-ban bloggers, calling himself "Dennis York," argues that passing the ban wouldn't make gay and lesbian people less likely to visit Wisconsin. (I'm curious why he presumes the "gay mafia" consists of men and not women.)

Please let me know if I've missed anybody and I'll update accordingly.

**UPDATE**

Michael Horne at Milwaukee World digs into Wisconsin history to report that the civil unions and marriage ban is, in fact, not the worst referendum ever put before Wisconsin voters. (Find out what is the worst here.) To bring this entry full circle, it should be noted that FDR no doubt would have voted "no" on both.


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At 6:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved visting FDR's Memorial and in fact, I believe I took a picture very much similar to that two years ago. It is a powerful quote

 

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