While neither the donation nor Romney’s opposition to same-sex marriage were a secret, the precise way in which he contributed to NOM remained under tight wraps until Friday. One of the only public comments on the matter came when the former Massachusetts governor‘s top spokesman, Eric Fehrnstrom, told the Deseret News that Romney supported California’s Proposition 8, which would reverse the state law allowing for same-sex marriage, and that he would be writing a check to NOM.
“The governor feels strongly that marriage is an institution between a man and a woman, and one of the most high-profile fights on this subject is happening in California,” Fehrnstrom said at the time.
(CNN) — The tragic killing of Trayvon Martin and the initial decision by the police not to arrest George Zimmerman for that killing have focused public attention on Florida’s “stand your ground” law.
According to police, Zimmerman claims self-defense, but many observers can’t understand how a grown man with a gun can plausibly claim that he was forced to kill a teenager armed only with some candy.
If that’s the law of self-defense in Florida (and elsewhere), these observers argue, the law needs to change.
The law of self-defense is at its core about reasonableness. If a person reasonably perceives a serious threat of harm, and uses reasonable force to meet that threat, the law justifies even deadly force, and it does so even if it turns out that the perceived threat was illusory. [CNN] FULL ARTICLE