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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:00 AM

Meet the traditional conservatives who will never, ever give up on banning gay marriage

The Forever War
Meet the traditional conservatives who will never, ever give up on banning gay marriage.
By David Weigel
Posted Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013, at 10:58 PM ET


The archenemy of the gay marriage movement moved among them, and they didn’t seem to notice. Brian Brown, the affable president of the National Organization for Marriage, walked in front of the Supreme Court looking for his next interview. He glanced at one of the celebrants’ signs, “Time for the Sexually Hung-Up Supremes to Come Out of Their Closets,” and winced a little. He slipped through a crowd of gay men’s chorus members in red shirts taking their pictures with Barney Frank.

“Yay, Barney!

“You’re a hero!”

Brown kept plowing ahead, looking for the interview stand-up spot. He’d spent the past 4½ years leading a cause—“traditional marriage”—that the media considers as spent and musty as candle power. The media expected Wednesday to finish off that cause and reported on the death of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 in historical where-were-you-when terms. But Brown wasn’t thinking about defeat.

“They’re claiming a little bit of a victory,” said Brown, referring to the pro-gay marriage litigants. “I think they’re both horrible decisions, but they didn’t do what Ted Olson and David Boies wanted them to do, which was a Roe v. Wade for marriage. We’re far from that. Now we’re going back to the states.” Those states included California. “If the Ninth Circuit court is vacated, you have a decision that only applied to two couples. There’s going to be a petition for rehearing.”

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DonViejo Jun 2013 OP
Bluenorthwest Jun 2013 #1
Pab Sungenis Jun 2013 #3
Bluenorthwest Jun 2013 #4
kestrel91316 Jun 2013 #5
Arkana Jun 2013 #2
Pab Sungenis Jun 2013 #6
Arkana Jun 2013 #7
yellowcanine Jun 2013 #8

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:10 AM

1. We see them right here on DU.

 

venomous jerks from the heterodoxy calling us potted plants and being cheered by your community.
You straights still keep the laws that let you discriminate against us in 29 States. After the shit I read from your community on DU yesterday, I am not patting your backs until you end that horror. It is in fact, your fault straights. Change it.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:30 AM

3. Wish I could DU Rec a reply.

 

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Response to Pab Sungenis (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:41 AM

4. I am tired of the lack of accountability

 

They need to own what they do.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:27 AM

5. How am I supposed to change laws in other states??

 

Broad brush much??

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:26 AM

2. There are people still fighting interracial marriage.

The anti-gay rights people have already lost--what we are seeing now is a gasping, dying corpse.

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Response to Arkana (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:43 AM

6. Hell, there are still people who would like slavery back.

 

You will never completely rid the world of ignorance and bigotry, or those who want to impose them on others. You just have to make them irrelevant.

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Response to Pab Sungenis (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:48 AM

7. You know those old photos of all the old white racists

holding the "RACE MIXING IS COMMUNISM" signs floating around the internet?

The FRC and all those other homophobic pusbag organizations are those people--and will be depicted as such a few decades down the road when kids look at their history textbooks.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:08 AM

8. When someone spews about "traditional marriage" ask for a definition.

And if they start talking about the Bible, you ask if they mean Abraham and Sarah and Hagar, King David and Bathsheba, King Solomon and company, Ruth and Boaz, Jacob and Rachel and Leah and Bilhah and Zilpah (Bilhah was Rachel's handmaid and Zilpah was Leah's handmaid. Jacob boinked them as well as his two wives).

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