Yglesias Award Nominee

"I am committed to conservatism: I am more conservative on social issues than is the norm in the Pacific Northwest. I believe interpretations of our Constitution should preserve the original intent of our Founding Fathers. And my worldview is grounded in Catholic faith tradition. It is for these reasons that I support Washington’s gay marriage law. Although gay marriage is usually perceived as a liberal position, I actually see this law as being consistent with conservatism, especially when viewed within its root: 'to save, guard, protect,'" – Kent Hickey, president of Seattle Prep, the city's Jesuit high school since 1891.

(Hat tip: Dan Savage)