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The Real Significance of the Popular Vote in Ireland: Making Gay Marriage Legal

The Real Significance of the Popular Vote in Ireland: Making Gay Marriage Legal

While headlines celebrate the significance of Ireland voting to become the first nation in the world to make gay marriage legal, the real significance of the vote may be found in the U.S. Supreme Court. In a case before the Supreme Court right now, from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit,

PRESS RELEASE: Ohio Conservative Review Proves Its First Strike Capability

This week Ohio Conservative Review (OhioConservativeReview.com) once again showed its First Strike capability when it published two breaking articles–ahead of other outlets–related to defunding the Affordable Care Act and a possible government shutdown. The articles, by OCR Featured Contributors Tom Zawistowski and William Todd, give two different yet complementary perspectives on the issue of defunding

Four Same-Sex Marriage Questions Americans Must Answer

This summer’s US Supreme Court ruling on DOMA and California’s Proposition 8 has tossed the issue of same-sex marriage back to the states [read on OCR here & here]. This means that Ohioans (indeed, all Americans) must revisit the legitimacy of the sincere claims of same-sex partners who want their unions to be recognized as

SCOTUS: Supreme Inconsistency

Before today the Supreme Court of the United States had issued no rulings regarding homosexual marriage.  Today it issued two. As I kept my eye on internet news sources and watched for tweets that would indicate the outcomes, I first saw the ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). While I was disappointed in

Kasich, Portman Should Brace for Consequences

The conservative Republican base will not tolerate reversals on core issues. The Ohio conservative Republican base is showing unprecedented anger and frustration, usually reserved for Democrats, with their own party leaders. Unlike in the past, these conservatives are more than prepared to dish out consequences, especially to those they feel have betrayed them. Unfortunately, Governor