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Trusting Governor Palin

I can see no good reason why Sarah Palin’s religious upbringing should clash with her performance as vice president.  Many previous candidates have been elected and served without their personal beliefs becoming an issue.  The question, then and now, was whether or not the office-holders would permit their personal issues to affect their adherence to the oath of office.

The presidency is different from any other job in the Federal government, in that there are few real checks and balances regarding matters such as these.  Continue reading


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Massachusetts Senate votes to end gay marriage restriction

Massachusetts Senate votes to end gay marriage restriction – Los Angeles Times

The Massachusetts Senate on Tuesday voted to repeal an obscure 1913 law that has been used to keep out-of-state same-sex couples from marrying there.

Legislators in the state House of Representatives in Boston are expected to take similar action today, and Gov. Deval Patrick has promised to sign the repeal. The move could allow gays and lesbians from other states to marry in Massachusetts within weeks.