Marcia, Rebecca and I love that and we agree with it 100%. This is far from the first time C.I.'s addressed that issue online but we think it is an important issue and we are also aware of how few women bother to raise it, let alone address it. It is a very, very small number. Most appear too scared to raise the issue as though pointing it out would tip people (male bloggers?) off to the fact that they were women. They appear more worried about fitting in (or hiding?).
This is from Alexander Burns (Politico):
Maine could become the first state to endorse gay marriage by popular referendum Tuesday, as voters head to the polls to decide whether to repeal a recently passed law legalizing unions between people of the same gender.
One year after California's Proposition 8 struck down gay marriage in the largest state in the Union, this sparsely populated New England state has become the latest battleground in the debate over the definition of marriage, offering supporters of same-sex marriage the chance for a political breakthrough and giving opponents an opening to thwart gay rights advances in the heart of the deep-blue Northeast.For more on Maine and for Washington state where they are voting for equality, you can visit the live blog following both.
I am going to make a pot of tea and try to stay up for the results from Washington. If that does not work, I will make a pot of coffee. I am keeping positive thoughts that tonight will be a huge step forward for America.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: