Here’s the the latest in our ongoing series of some of the crazy things the anti-gay marriage equality opponents are saying and doing around the world.
Gay Marriage Vote Would Make Us Bigots Look Bad
Here’s a novel reason not to vote for marriage equality in Australia – it would make the bigots in the country look bad when they voted against it. Seriously, that is MP David Leyonhjelm’s argument against having a free vote on the issue:
“[The issue] is so emotive and so important to particular people that if we were to go down that path [of a free vote], we are the ones that become vilified. That’s not what our forefathers had in mind when they came up with a conscience vote.”
If public opinion is that strongly against you on the issue, maybe you need to rethink your position? Or to put it another way, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
Bigotry Won in Louisiana, So US Supreme Court Will Follow Suit
The National Organization for Marriage’s Brian Brown is totally sure his side will win at the US Supreme Court. Because they won one case at the state level:
“Oh, you didn’t hear much about the Louisiana decision? No surprise. Here’s what happened. U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman, following extensive briefing and argument, ruled that the U.S. Constitution does not prohibit the state of Louisiana from defining marriage solely as one man and one woman, nor refusing to recognize so-called same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. He found that the state had several valid reasons for having adopted this position, which was approved by 78 percent of its voters. One reason, Feldman wrote, was to encourage children to be raised by their mother and father in an intact family. Another was to ensure that any change in such a foundational issue as marriage should only be considered via the democratic process and not be judicially imposed. [snip] We’re probably 10 months away from the Supreme Court issuing a definitive ruling on whether defining marriage in state law solely as the union of one man and one woman violates the Constitution. When that ruling comes, many people will once again be shocked that the ‘inevitable’ didn’t happen because they hadn’t heard much about Feldman and his prescient ruling in Louisiana.”
So the group that’s been on the losing side of more than 30 cases in the last year says it’s inevitable that marriage quality will be overturned? We’ll see who surprised when the Court rules.
Gay Marriage Humiliates Families, Unlike My Two Divorces
thrice married and twice divorced French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy detests marriage equality:
“[The government is] humiliating families and humiliating people who love the family.”
I can only speak for our own families, both of which were totally supportive and in no way humiliated when Mark and I married. In fact, our marriage has made our relationships with most of the members of our family stronger. I wonder if Sarkozy has any LGBT family members, and if so, how they feel about the fact that he’s humiliated by their very existence?
Gays Will Cause the Collapse of Civilization
A Devon newspaper columnist in the UK says that the acceptance of homosexuality will cause the collapse of civilization:
“So there you have it. In this country, homosexuality has gone from persecution, to permission, and thence promotion. When parliament passed the law making homosexuality legal, a well known figure was heard to remark “Knowing that lot, it’s a wonder they didn’t make it compulsory! It was not homosexuality per se that caused the collapse of the great civilising empires of Greece, Rome, Britain, et al, but rather public acceptance of it was the exclamation mark that signalled the end of empire. With it came the weakening of the disciplined social structures that support law and order. Slowly, but surely, anarchy will take over.”
Nice of him to knowledge that gays didn’t cause the collapse of the Roman Empire – only the acceptance of them did. *snark*
The Howling Gays Demonized Our Noncontroversial Family Event
Janet Crouse, a part of the Concerned Women of America, blames the gays for making a “family” conference in Russia controversial:
“Having swept all before them in the aimless societies of the west, the LGBTIQ crowd is in a howling fury with Russia’s pro-family movement for its refusal to capitulate to their gay marriage agenda. They are calling for federal investigations of Americans participating in what should have been a non-controversial international pro-family celebration, honoring an institution that has been the backbone of virtually all societies throughout thousands of years of history.”
We should note that this supposedly “non-controversial” meeting of people who only wanted to talk about how wonderful “the family” is also included a resolution to export Russia’s anti-gay laws to the rest of the world. You attack us, we stand up for ourselves.