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Re: “An open line and a time for song

"LGBT people are afraid."

So wrote Max in a Saturday thread on "Talking and Governing: Now the hard part for Trump."

It appears that fear is not without reason, no matter what Trump said about defending LGBT rights at the GOP convention.

Prominent constitutional law scholar and law school dean Erwin Chemerinsky predicted Friday at the Appellate Judges Education Institute in Philadelphia that the Obergefell marriage equality case -- and not just Roe v. Wade -- stands in peril of being overruled if (as is likely) Trump gets at least two Supreme Court appointments. More conservative panelists did not disagree.

The thought of marriage equality returning to the control of state legislatures -- and the uncertainty of the impact of such a rule on existing marriages -- seems reason enough for the fears of LGBT people and their allies.

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Posted by Tap on 11/14/2016 at 1:01 AM

Re: “Why UA student senate rejected resolution against Rebel flag. Sad!

I have no problem with individuals proudly displaying the Confederate battle flag, whether it is meant by them to symbolize heritage or hatred.

I don't think Governments ought display it, because (1) it is a symbol of an enemy of our union, founded on -- and unrelenting in -- the principle of enslavement of human beings; and (2) whatever the intent of some, it has been appropriated by hate groups to symbolize their hatred.

Not everyone who flies a rebel flag is a racist, but practically every racist group flies the rebel flag. You rarely see a photo of a Klan, Aryan superiority, or neo-Nazi demonstration without the battle flag proudly displayed.

But if individuals want to use it as a symbol for heritage knowing full well that its used by others to symbolize their hatred, I say let 'em have at it. Thank God it's a free country.

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Posted by Tap on 09/23/2016 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Monday's open line

Happy Birthday, DBI!

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Posted by Tap on 08/15/2016 at 8:27 PM

Re: “The eLwood memorial line and video

Dang; what sad news! He had a good heart and a sharp mind. RIP eLwood.

Condolences to his friends and family.

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Posted by Tap on 03/02/2016 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Love Wins open line: And a Confederate flag is coming down

Outlier's voice was full of grace, wisdom, and compassion, I will miss her.

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Posted by Tap on 07/07/2015 at 1:23 PM

Re: “The long shot veto watch open line

We're in your corner, Mrs. STJ.

And wouldn't that be something, if the Supreme Court cited the Arkansas and Indiana laws as evidence of a history of discrimination that resulted in heightened scrutiny against anti-equality laws. What irony.

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Posted by Tap on 04/01/2015 at 12:05 AM

Re: “The long shot veto watch open line

In case it hasn't already been posted, here's a comparison of the Arkansas and Indiana laws:


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Posted by Tap on 03/31/2015 at 9:08 PM

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