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Thank you, Washington, for helping establish a West Coast beachhead for marriage equality. Maybe now California can get it right.
And thanks for all the help from the blacks, hispanics, Mormons, grammaws & grandpas, and all the others who voted with us that we might not have thought were in our corner but who no doubt helped make the critical difference this time.
Following THAT, I headed over to the NOM site & checked in with their current blog. They've got some sad, predictable press release up saying whatever dumb stuff it is they typically say. And the comments are already once again being overrun by gay-friendly posters. Great times, wonderful!
Thank you to everyone who voted for R74. We now have the freedom to perform religious marriage ceremonies as we see fit in our church without regard for the gender of the people who want to marry.
We are now another step closer to treating everyone equally under the law. Hopefully soon, DOMA will be defeated. After that, eventually, all states will recognise legal marriages. It will happen.
That being said this spin certainly smacks of desperation.
Here's a NOM spokesman with their official reaction to losing last night
So where does that leave us?
I think we better get used to victory. This is awesome. Fantastic. I'm so happy I could explode. Maybe I just did.
This is the party that says anti-bullying programs are religious discrimination. They want to defend the right to bully gay kids. To death.
They accuse Barack Obama of being an anti-American sleeper agent.
Sometimes Godwin's Law doesn't apply. Sometimes a major American political party really is kind of sort of actually fascist. It's not like there's some immutable law of the universe that says the GOP can't really be like Nazis. They can, if they choose.
Remember, they lost Senate seats for saying out loud what their party platform says about rape.
Remember, they could have won if they hadn't alienated the Latino vote. W and Karl Rove figured that out years ago, but given the choice between whites-first racism and winning, rank and file Republicans chose racism.
They'd rather be a white-supremacist party permanently in the minority than hold the White House and Senate.
I don't know anything about these crossover Republican New York State senators who defied their base in the interest of the greater good of their constituents. However, as ignorant as I am, a side of me feels pretty sad for them. It seems like politicians who take courageous stands should be rewarded, not punished. This doesn't encourage other Republicans to cooperate with us and vote their conscience.
But I guess it's nice to see that the NOM headhunters got their pound of flesh for their troubles.
*count legally, of course - I don't doubt your marriage counted personally a long time ago already...
But now I live in NYC, and am very sad that these Republican senators lost. They totally stuck their necks out for marriage equality, and we were all hoping that if it did not mean political death for them, then other moderate Republicans would also start to support it. A lot of people were watching them. This will slow our inevitable progress. Seriously sucky.
But, yeah. Today rules! Waaahooo!!
Nonsense. It has been decades since the KKK lynched anyone. They focus on political campaigns and "public debate" and do so a heck of a lot less than NOM and in much less offensive terms.