Tag Archives: Jonathan Rauch

Homocons Co-Sign Statement Denouncing “Punishment” Of Mozilla’s Former CEO

A coalition of well-known homocons and others today released a public statement on the resignation of former Mozilla CEO Brandon Eich. The statement is titled, “Freedom To Marry, Freedom To Dissent: Why We Must Have Both.” An excerpt: Is opposition to same-sex marriage by itself, expressed in a political campaign, beyond the pale of tolerable discourse in a free society? ...

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HomoQuotable – Jonathan Rauch

“Justified or not, fear spread in conservative circles that getting on the wrong side of gay marriage could cost you your job. ‘People tell us that their livelihoods have been threatened solely because of their public advocacy opposing same-sex marriage,’ said Maggie Gallagher, founder of the National Organization for Marriage. ‘Fine,’ say some gay rights activists. “’If they’re going to ...

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HomoConQuotable – Jonathan Rauch

“There are real antigay bigots out there, but they are fading in number and strength. The people who matter now are the persuadables who are struggling to believe they can make room for us on equal terms even if they cannot agree with our ‘lifestyle’ — people who wish us no harm but who are struggling to adapt old ideas ...

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Protect Marriage’s Prop 8 Appeal Quotes Homocon Writer Jonathan Rauch

The work of homocon writer Jonathan Rauch, co-founder of the Quisling site Independent Gay Forum, is cited in Protect Marriage’s emergency motion to maintain the stay on Judge Walker’s overturn of Proposition 8. Because even “same-sex marriage advocate Rauch recognizes the wisdom” in holding some states back from full equality. From page 58 of their petition.

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HomoQuotable – Jonathan Rauch

“Walker was right to say that separate isn’t equal. Civil unions are hardly ideal. But his decision treats civil unions as if they were trivial or worthless. By refusing to give them any weight and declaring them not just inadequate as a matter of policy but prohibited as a matter of law, Walker uses the Constitution to put compromise out ...

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HomoQuotable – Jonathan Rauch

“Ms. Kagan seems to reject both forms of absolutism. Civil rights, she implies, are important, but so is judicial modesty, and a sensible judge balances the two. A sensible judge can say something like, ‘Same-sex marriage may indeed be a civil right, but not all civil rights demand immediate judicial intervention, and other important interests militate against imposing this one ...

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HomoQuotable – Jonathan Rauch

“Re-enter your childhood, but imagine your first crush, first kiss, first date and first sexual encounter, all bereft of any hope of marriage as a destination for your feelings. Re-enter your first serious relationship, but think about it knowing that marrying the person is out of the question. “Imagine that in the law’s eyes you and your soul mate will ...

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