http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/former-toronto-mayor-decries-ottawas-sneaky-reversal-on-gay-marriage/article2300179/So Steven Harper's government just said that the marriage any foreigner who had a gay marriage in Canada but whose place of residence does not permit gay marriage is a nullity. Not married, never was. This is going to create profound practical difficulties for people affected by it, including the inability to obtain a legal divorce and status and tax consequences (possibly retroactive to the time of their supposed marriage). Um, what the fuck, Canada?
the higher-ups in the Justice Department - who I assure you oversee the novel legal positions staff attorneys take as a matter of course - didn't get the memo.
I dunno, I'm pretty left-wing by US standards but I think Huntsman is pretty cool. "Pretty dovish" + "somehow more tolerable on gay rights than most of the candidates" + "calls out the party on their anti-science bullshit" (especially this) is a decent mix. Some of this is just low standards but yeah.
Yeah, Huntsman was the only one of the current nominees who actually supported that bill and voted for it.