Sunday, April 19, 2009
Gay Marriage and Gratuitous Promotion of Family Members
My twin has a piece up at the Huffington Post on three lessons progressives should take away from the Vermont legislature's gay marriage decisions. His lessons are 1) Federalism can be progressive 2) Legislatures can enforce rights and 3) Paying attention to the details matter. Points one and two seem to me to be a bit intertwined insofar as unless legislatures are doing things there are few outlets for progressive federalism (for lack of a better term). He makes strong, succinct cases for all three points. Go check it out.