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Washington Post Editorial Board: Donald Trump’s Candidacy Presents A Unique Threat To Democracy

From the editorial board of the Washington Post: Mr. Trump campaigns by insult and denigration, insinuation and wild accusation: Ted Cruz’s father was involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy; Hillary Clinton may be guilty of murder; Mr. Obama is a traitor who wants Muslims to attack. The Republican Party has moved the lunatic fringe onto center stage, ...

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Major Florida Paper: We Endorse… Nobody

The Sun-Sentinel says all of the remaining GOP candidates are unworthy of an endorsement. They write: The Sun Sentinel Editorial Board is not going to make an endorsement in Florida’s March 15 Republican presidential primary because the kind of person who should be running is not in the race. We cannot endorse businessman Donald Trump, hometown Sen. Marco Rubio or ...

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Kentucky Paper Slams “Un-American” Liberty Counsel

The editorial board of the Lexington Herald-Leader doesn’t think much of the Liberty Counsel, who are representing anti-gay clerk Kim Davis. They write: On Thursday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to delay Bunning’s order that Davis resume issuing marriage licences by Monday. The panel said Davis has “little or no likelihood” of winning ...

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Editorial Of The Day

From the editorial board of the New York Times: Some same-sex marriage opponents argue that under state religious-freedom laws, a government employee’s beliefs should be accommodated so long as another official is available to carry out the task. But government employees do not have a constitutionally protected right to pick and choose which members of the public they will serve, ...

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Editoral Of The Day

From the editorial board of the Sacramento Bee: Delusional causes are no strangers to California’s initiative process. Outlawing divorce, criminalizing campaign lies, mandating Christmas caroling for public school children — all of these have been tried. Right now, anyone with $200 can submit an idea to the attorney general, who then must draft a title and summary for the measure. ...

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Editorial Of The Day

From the editorial board of AL.com: History is often not kind to the state of Alabama when it judges our performance on the national stage. On Monday, we all have the chance to get one right. The history of Feb. 9, 2015, in Alabama has yet to be written, but this we know: on this day, same-sex marriage becomes legal ...

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From the editorial board of the Birmingham News: Some argue that when the Declaration and Constitution were written, the framers did not conceive that their notion of rights extended to gay men and women, and marriage. No doubt true. For many at that time, such thinking did not even extend to equality for America’s black citizens. But when America moved ...

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Editorial Of The Day

From the editorial board of the New York Times: Justice Antonin Scalia, who has voted against constitutional protections for gays and lesbians at every opportunity, foresaw this moment more than a decade ago, when the court reversed its own precedent and banned state anti-sodomy laws. In the 2003 case of Lawrence v. Texas, Justice Kennedy wrote that the Constitution protects ...

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From the editorial board of the New York Times: Until last week, Kelvin Cochran was the chief of the Atlanta fire department, where he oversaw a work force of more than 1,000 firefighters and staff. He was fired on Jan. 6 by Atlanta’s mayor, Kasim Reed, for homophobic language in the book, “Who Told You That You Were Naked?” Among ...

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Editorial Of The Day

From the editorial board of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Just like that, Missouri became the 33rd state in the nation (along with the District of Columbia) to recognize the fundamental right of marriage equality, regardless of sexual orientation. This is a victory for freedom that should be celebrated. So, too, should the fact that [Attorney General] Koster appealed the ruling. ...

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Editorial Of The Day

From Montana’s Great Falls Tribune: One after another, federal appeals courts, including the 9th Circuit that covers Montana, have thrown out gay marriage bans in other states, and Montana’s position will be overturned. Why? Because that stance discriminates against gays, lesbians and others. It is unfair to these folks, regardless of some Americans who disapprove of their sexual orientation. The ...

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Editorial Of The Day

The Charlotte News-Observer has taken a swipe at North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis over his opposition to enacting same-sex marriage. Tillis is attempting to unseat US Sen. Kay Hagan. Write the check, Mr. Tillis. If you want to continue North Carolina’s defense of its same-sex marriage ban, even after the U.S. Supreme Court implicitly rejected it and other bans ...

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Editorial Of The Day

From the Des Moines Register editorial board: At a press conference last week, Gov. Terry Branstad reiterated his long-held belief that Iowans should be allowed to vote on a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages. “It has been blocked in the Senate by the Senate leader,” the governor observed. “It’s up to the people to decide who they want to send ...

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Editorial Of The Day

From the editorial board of the Arizona Republic: Marriage equality can sound like a political cause. It’s been the subject of intense courtroom drama. But to Beverly Sevcik and Mary Baranovich, it’s personal. It’s about whether the Constitution protects their individual rights. That’s why it is welcome news that the U.S. Supreme Court may be preparing to bring down the ...

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From the editorial board of the Shreveport Times: Last week’s decision by a federal judge to uphold Louisiana’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage is disappointing on many levels, but mostly because it means this state will continue to sanction what in the year 2014 is obvious discrimination against a specific segment of the population. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman’s ruling ...

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Editorial Of The Day

From the editorial board of the New York Times: As important as the federal appeals court ruling was on Thursday declaring same-sex marriage bans in two states to be unconstitutional, the clarity and blunt reasoning behind the decision was equally momentous. Writing for a unanimous three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Judge Richard ...

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Editorial Of The Day

From the editorial board of Montana’s Billings Gazette: Is it OK for a good worker to be fired because her employer learned she is lesbian? Is it right for a landlord to refuse to rent to otherwise qualified tenants because they are gay? Should local businesses be allowed to refuse service to people because they appear to be transgender? The ...

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