Blair Lee on the Kendel and Bob show this morning, talking about the passage of Proposition 8 in California. In a close vote, African-American Obama supporters were the difference as California voted against gay marriage.UPDATE: Another black-gay connection: the Bradley effect seems to have disappeared, but the gay community has discovered its cousin, the homo effect.
(h/t Mickey Kaus)
UPDATE: Andrew Sullivan to Proposition 8 supporters like Melissa Etheridge: "Chill."
The only responsible way to go about changing an institution like marriage -- an institution that is so fundamental to our culture, so fundamental to human nature even -- is slowly. The responsible way is to try it at the state level and see if there are any unexpected negative consequences.
Big props to Andrew for his advice to die-hard Prop 8 supporters this week. He has been admirably consistent with the conservative principles that he lays out so well in his book The Conservative Soul: How We Lost It, How to Get it Back. I recommend it without reservation, especially to Progressives, so many of whom are so ignorant about what intelligent conservatives really think.
UPDATE: Dan Savage is 100% wrong to assume that votes against Prop 8 (whether by blacks or whites) are fueled by homophobia. Just as it is 100% wrong to assume that votes against Obama are fueled by racism.
UPDATE: Thomas Sowell weighs in. As usual, he gets to the nub of the issue and writes more clearly than everyone else.