Thursday, May 21, 2009

Gay Marriage

The thing that gets me MOST about the whole gay marriage kerfuffle, is that its proponents are LYING. The lie I'm going to focus on, here, is that they are not interested in forcing religious groups to "accept" them.

Then we have this.

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - A bill that would have made New Hampshire the sixth state in the United States to authorize gay marriage stalled unexpectedly Wednesday over concessions to religious groups opposed to such unions.

The state's House of Representatives objected to language in the bill that would have allowed religious groups to decline to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies or to offer gay couples other services.

Read that a couple of times. And, then read this:

State Representative Steve Vaillancourt, an openly gay Republican, was a leading voice against the amendment securing religious liberties, saying the House should not be "bullied" by the governor.

He said an earlier bill that passed both chambers and was on the governor's desk should have been made law, calling the amendment a step backward that would allow discrimination to be written into New Hampshire law.

So, protecting the rights of religious folks is discrimination. Got it.


And, just like I'm not a racist because I voted for McCain, I'm not homophobic either because I voted for Chris*.

*hypothetical, since I didn't vote.