30 Issues: Marriage and Other Gay Rights

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The issues at play for gay voters, and the role of gay rights in the election at large. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.


Open Prep: Questions, Articles, and Links to Get You Started

Key Questions

  • What can -- or should -- the President do in terms of gay rights?
  • Should gay marriage remain an issue decided by individual states?
  • What is the future of DOMA?

What are your key questions on this topic? Post them below and get the conversation going!



William Eskridge, Yale law professor and the author of Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws In America (Viking Adult, 2008)


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