A note on the Amazon ads: I've chosen to display current events titles in the Amazon box. Unfortunately, Amazon appears to promote a disproportionate number of angry-left books. I have no power over it at this time. Rest assured, I'm still a conservative.
Wednesday, March 24, 2004 Covering gay marriage: As a follow-up to Sunday's post on pressure groups striving to "educate" journalists, the Union-Tribune published this story on a county employee who "married" her partner and was turned-down for marriage benefits. The article includes a picture of the "newlyweds" and is largely sympathetic. It contains no opposing point of view on gay marriage -- simply a county employee saying that they are bound by state law (unlike San Francisco) and cannot extend marriage benefits to gays unless the law is changed -- either by the state Supreme Court or the legislature.