Wednesday, June 07, 2006

We Couldn't Have Said It Better

great post from odum at Green Mountain Daily:
Not a Single One
by: odum
June 07, 2006 at 18:50:53 US/Eastern

Here's what has been said by Vermont politicians about the fag bashing, sorry, debate in the US Senate over the (thankfully) failed Constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage:
Rich Tarrant:  "We believe it's the role of the states"

Peter Welch:  "This question is rightfully left to the states"

Martha Rainville:  "I don't see the need to amend the United States Constitution to dictate to the states the laws of marriage"

Patrick Leahy:  "For 225 years we've left it up to the states to define marriage,"

Bernie Sanders:  "Marriage historically has been left to the states."
If none of our esteemed leaders is capable of saying it, allow me:

The "marriage amendment" should be defeated because it is wrong.  Immoral.  Bigotry.  Not because it should be "up to the states" to decide which citizens they'd like to stomp all over.  Or because of the abstraction of "enshrining discrimination in the Constitution."  As Senator Feingold said: "I support gay marriage.  If two people care enough about each other that they want to get married, they ought to be able to."  Period.  They oughta put this guy in pill form and start prescribing it to certain Vermonters.  Even better?  Try this clip of Jon Stewart putting the screws to Mister "Virtue", Bill Bennett.

I expect this crap from the knuckle-draggers like Tarrant & company, as they want to try to pass as civilized before the electorate.  A nice warm place in the history books is waiting for that crowd.

But everybody who knows better and couldn't bring themselves to come out and speak the truth because they might lose Kevin Blier's vote should be ashamed of themselves.
UPDATE (6/8):  Seems that in addition to Sen. Feingold, the old lion hasn't lost his roar:
Sen. Ted Kennedy:  "The Republican leadership is asking us to spend time writing bigotry into the Constitution," said Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, which legalized gay marriage in 2003.

"A vote for it is a vote against civil unions, against domestic partnership, against all other efforts for states to treat gays and lesbians fairly under the law.”
Oh, and screw Orrin Hatch and the rest of his "crew of bigots."

What do fellow GOP conservatives say about The Center for American Cultural Renewal? "...(A)n organization with no Washington presence and little clout with social conservatives outside Vermont where it is based."


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