Log Cabin Democrat
FLAG-WAVING IN CONWAY
Seems like a quiet day except for 150 or so neo-Confederates waving flags in Conway
, Russellville, Harrison, Searcy and other places. Just to display their pride in Southern heritage, they say. And what precisely does that heritage include? Besides the Lost Cause, of course? A dialogue is promised. Will it include high poverty, low literacy, high teen pregnancy, high divorce rates, resistance for more than a century to equal rights for people of color, reverence for the battle flag of a war fought to preserve slavery? Pride at leaving a Union that still ships a disproportionate amount of federal collections back to Dixie?
Here's the open line. PLUS:
* MARRIAGE EQUALITY COMES TO THE ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE
: The state's largest newspaper quietly answered in this morning's society section a question I'd posed following the legalization of same-sex marriage in Arkansas. Yes, it will run marriage announcements for same-sex couples. Today's weddings included the routine announcement of a courthouse wedding of two Sherwood women — Sommer Green and Reagan Winkles — the day the U.S. Supreme Court ruling was announced June 26. Just one of thousands across the country. Arkansas is still standing, though Bro. Rapert looks a little worse for the wear.
A Facebook photo shows the marriage of Sommer Green-Winkles and Reagan Winkles by Randy Eddy-McCain.