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02/11/2005

Not so fast Massachusetts...

by Jeremy Hooper

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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has agreed to hear arguments in an attempt to block the ruling that legalized gay marriage in May of 2004.

What the...?? How the hell did this happen?
Well...

In April of 2004, the Thomas More Law Center petitioned a single justice to put the gay marriage-allowing Goodridge decision on hold, until Massachusetts lawmakers could attempt to amend the state's constitution to prevent same-sex nuptials. That petition -- as well as a request for an expedited appeal -- were denied, but it was decided that the appeal could "proceed in the ordinary course," thus keeping it alive.

And like a bigoted Phoenix rising from intolerant ashes, the appeal is now back in play thanks to the Supreme Court's decision to hear the arguments. If successful, this could ultimately nullify the thousands of same-sex marriages that have taken place in Massachusetts in the months since they became legal. Disgusting!

So what's this Thomas More Law Center all about anyways? Well it's official mission is described as "defending and promoting the religious freedom of Christians, time-honored family values, and the sanctity of human life through education, litigation, and related activities." Seems kinda vague. Let's look at some of the people who sit on the Center's Advisory Board. Let's see there's:


Rick "homosexuality is equal to incest, bigamy, and adultery" Santorum

AND...


Alan "incest is inevitable for children raised by gay couples" Keyes

Ah-ha! Whenever you have these two involved, unapologetic homophobia is sure to be a motivating factor. Why didn't we see that mentioned anywhere in their mission statement?

Mass. Court Will Hear Arguments on Its Homosexual Marriage Decision [World Net Daily]

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