I'M CONFUSED: "Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean called the rationale used in a decision by the New York appeals court reaffirming a ban on gay marriage 'bigoted and outdated.'"
How do we square that with this? "Democratic Party Chair Howard Dean has contradicted his party's platform and infuriated gay rights advocates by saying the party's platform states 'marriage is between a man and a woman.'"
Am I missing something? I realize, of course, that a "bigoted" rationale could conceivably produce an un-bigoted result -- marriage only between a man and a woman, which Dean apparently favors -- but that's more nuance than I usually expect from Dean. Something like that certainly calls for more explanation.
Update, 7/9/06: I have to copy this entire Instapundit post because it's just too good:
GAY MARRIAGE UPDATE: "Presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton has disappointed the New York gay community by specifically leaving out any pledges on gay marriage in her call for equality for gay people."
Michael Petrelis is critical. "Speak up on gay marriage, Senator Clinton, if only because it is never acceptable for public officials to remain silent on important civil rights issues."
UPDATE: The Boston Globe is ordering gay employees to get married or lose their benefits.