Jason.Willick

Off the beat: Marriage, morality and philosopher kings

In an interview during the 2012 election season, a prominent American politician spoke highly of advocates of traditional marriage. They are motivated by an impulse to “preserve and strengthen families,” he said. He avoided framing the debate over gay marriage as a civil rights issue, calling it instead a disagreement
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The "Occupella" group performs during a rally on the steps of city hall in opposition to Citizens United.

Berkeley community members protest against corporations’ rights

City officials and Berkeley residents turned out for a Tuesday night rally supporting a constitutional amendment to overturn a 2010 Citizens United decision involving corporate personhood. The rally, which took place at Old City Hall in Downtown Berkeley, was attended by about 100 people including Berkeley City Councilmembers Kriss Worthington
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