08 February 2012

NOM's crazy anti-marriage propaganda

Yesterday, in a step forward for equality, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that California's Proposition 8 - the 2008 ballot initiative which outlawed same-sex marriage in that state - is unconstitutional. The case will now surely work its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

And so the bigots are out in force to catapult their propaganda all the way to SCOTUS.

A fundraising email yesterday from the homophobic National Organization for Marriage (which should really be called National Organization Against Marriage for All) included the following claim:
"A Supreme Court victory would preserve the marriage laws of 44 states, denying same-sex marriage radicals in their campaign to force gay marriage on the entire nation in one fell swoop."
(Ahem.) This is just hysterical nonsense.

Nobody is trying to force gay marriage on anybody. If you don't want to marry someone of the same sex, then don't. You will still be free to marry someone of the opposite sex.

As political commentator James Carville once said, "I was against gay marriage until I found out I didn't have to have one."

Beyond that, if you care what other consenting adults are doing in the privacy of their own bedrooms, you simply need to get a life. What they're doing is not about you.

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