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Latinos, Religion and Politics

October 20th, 2012 · No Comments

Another survey was recently released showing that Latino voters may not be as conservative as the conventional wisdom suggests, especially in regards to same sex marriage. This new Pew Hispanic Center and the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life survey shows that half of Latinos surveyed support allowing gays and lesbians to marry with [...]

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Tags: Evangelicals · Mitt Romney · Same-sex marriage · Uncategorized

Use of Fear in Political Discourse: Do Latinos recognize it?

December 7th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Seneca has contributed the following about Latinos and the use of fear in the political climate: Fear in public discourse is as ancient as political competition. While man was in the caves, he became fearful of fire, the shadows it created, lightening, thunder, the wind or snow storms, the swollen sea, the flooding streams, earthquakes, [...]

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Tags: Abortion rights · African-Americans · Civil Rights · diversity · GOP · Immigration · Latino History · LULAC · Media · racism · Republican Party · Same-sex marriage · Seneca

The Latino Vote & the California Gubernatorial Race

August 3rd, 2009 · 8 Comments

It isn’t likely that California will elect a Republican governor next year given the dissatisfaction with Schwarzenegger, and I haven’t heard too much about Meg Whitman on the GOP side other than she is a prolific fundraiser. Following the trend of Latinos favoring the Democrats in the Golden State, I thought it would be worth [...]

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Tags: Alex Padilla · Democratic Party · GOP · Labor Relations · Same-sex marriage · voting trends

Latinos and the same-sex marriage ban

November 7th, 2008 · 37 Comments

A majority of Latino voters in California voted in favor of Proposition 8 on Tuesday, eliminating the right of same sex couples to marry. I voted “No” on this measure for a variety of reasons — the biggest being I’m sick of the government taking away rights from people, especially after 8 years of GWB. [...]

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Tags: GWB · Mormon Church · Same-sex marriage

Villaraigosa, poster boy for love, officiates same sex marriage!

June 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has officiated a same sex wedding ceremony today. He married producer Bruce Cohen, who also happens to be a Villaraigosa supporter, to his partner, Gabriel Catone. I think that it is great for a Latino male to be progressive enough to not only support but officiate a gay marriage. A [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · CA State Senator Lou Correa · Same-sex marriage

Mayor Tony will marry ‘ya!

May 17th, 2008 · 13 Comments

This week the California Supreme Court lifted the gay marriage ban. In an era of high gas prices, unaffordable health care, and an unending war in Iraq, one would think that gay marriage would be a non-issue. I have blogged about this before. Personally, I feel that gay and lesbian Americans should have the same [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Same-sex marriage

More Latinos live in Prison than in College housing

September 27th, 2007 · 20 Comments

We have about 2.7 inmates living in prison for every Latino college student living on campus. It is widely known that education, especially higher education, creates opportunities and lessens the likelihood of citizens entering a life of crime. This is a startling statistic, even though the comparison does not account for age differences, gender, commuter [...]

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Tags: Crime · Education · Immigration · Prison · Same-sex marriage

Latino religous leadership up in arms over same sex marriage

September 21st, 2007 · 30 Comments

I found this press release today while combing through the news. Some prominent Latino religious leaders, including the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, the same doofus who said that we are telenovela, Ricky Martin, J Lo, salsa and habañero chiles, want a constitutional amendment to protect marriage as only a union between a man and a woman. [...]

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Tags: Evangelicals · Same-sex marriage