Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Protect Bigotry

Okay, these unqualified pieces of dog feces may have been successful with the passage of Prop 8, but now that isn't enough. Their move last month to annul some 18,000 legal gay marriages that took place in California just infuriates me.
Referendum proponents known as the "Protect Marriage" coalition on Friday took their campaign one step further, petitioning the Supreme Court to annul the gay marriages officiated so far in California.

"Proposition 8's brevity is matched by its clarity," the group said in its legal brief. "There are no conditional clauses, exceptions, exemptions, or exclusions: 'Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.'"
--Google News.
I may not be religious, but I'll be goddamned if I don't pray these "Protect Marriage" scumbags have to meet their maker one day. I wish I could live long enough to watch history judge them.

Forcing people apart, huh? Did you motherfuckers learn that in the Bible?


Anonymous said...

I would like to nominate "unqualified pieces of dog feces" as a new cliche' a la the older post several days ago.

Then all you have to do for the remainder of '09 is post "updf" and we'll know what you're talking about.



Zen Wizard said...

I am torn on this issue--domestic partners have the same de facto rights in California that married people have--as long as they register with the Secretary of State.

Every right except "calling it marriage"--so the argument would go that this is the same sort of "separate but equal" treatment that was purportedly offered blacks in the Jim Crow era of the South.

If this was happening in an economic boom, the opponents of Proposition 8 would probably be more militant, but the people in the middle on this issue who have a job are probably right now just glad they have a job.

On the other hand, we don't overturn something fundamental like Miranda v. Arizona just because it's a recession, so the economic climate shouldn't rule on this issue, either.

Glass Houses said...

I don't know how the conservatives in California deal with the domestic partnership registry, but here in Ohio they're trying to stop that from going through too.


Norm said...

I am religious: and I think this is appalling. Jesus would be ... sad, I think. He said marriage was a good thing. He did not say that it was something that should be restricted to a few.

Those who pick and choose lines from Leviticus and Romans missed the whole fucking point of the Gospels.

hoosierboy said...

I take it you do not agree with the prop 8 people? You seem a bit miffed.

Erin O'Brien said...

A bit miffed?

That someone would try to force an annulment on another person makes my otherwise supple brunette tendrils turn into snakes and tiny flames flare from my nostrils.

Kirk Jusko said...

This subject seems to bring out, prosewise, your inner Hunter S. Thompson.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a dog in this fight. I think the basic idea of marriage itself is outdated and a waste of time and effort.

James Smith
James Old Guy

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

I too am appalled - being that as a Christian I cannot associate myself with those that would hurt rather than help others. What would Jesus do? seems a fitting thought for these people.

Erin O'Brien said...

I love being married.

: )

What if someone forced me to annul my marriage?

: (

Who do these people think they are?

Thanks everyone for commenting.