While the political world has always been fraught with contradictory — if not outright hypocritical — notions of moral rectitude, the cultural skirmishes of the past year have made these divided ideologies bracingly apparent. Between the bitter clashes over health insurance coverage for birth control and the endless efforts to restrict access to abortions, it would seem that reproductive rights are a full-time fixation. But proselytizing politicians have also found time to warn of the dangers of same-sex marriages, a prospect apparently alarming enough to warrant a proposed amendment to Minnesota's constitution that would legally define marriage as a bond strictly between a man and woman. Voters on the fence would do well to... More >>>