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12/15/2006

We may not love the Jersey decision, but we'll defend it like a sister

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 26Responding to the news of New Jersey's civil unions legalization, Matt Daniels of the Alliance For Marriage (authors of the federal marriage amendment) says to Cybercast News Service:

"We've seen popular support for marriage in states all across the country," Daniels told Cybercast News Service. "We've seen a landslide in favor of marriage -- red states and blue states, including in the last election. It's very clear where the people are," he said.

"The forces that are trying to destroy marriage are doing so through the courts, because they have to do an end-un (sic) around the people," Daniels added. "New Jersey is another example of that trend."

To which we reply:

Hey, Mr. Daniels -- New Jersey is actually part of this country. In fact, it was the 3rd state admitted to the Union. Capital city: Trenton. Time Zone: Eastern. Median Income: Hovering around 57k.

We tell you this, Mr. D., because your implication that every state in the nation is anti-gay marriage seems to overlook that the Garden State is
part of that nation. After all, the vast majority of polling data in the Garden State has shown that Garden State residents either are in favor of full marriage equality, or are against it by only the slimmest of margins. And even when they do hold a negligible, 50% opposition to full marriage rights (as in the latest Quinnipiac poll), they still support civil unions in undebatable numbers. Those are what the legislature legalized anyway!!!!

So, Mr. D., since you insist on painting all of America's citizens as disapproving of gay marriage in "landslide" numbers, we again remind you: Population density: 1,134/sq mi. Largest city: Newark. Country: United States.

Simple geography, dude!

Mr. Daniels goes on to say:

"The court held a gun to the head of the legislature and said there are two bullets in this gun - one bullet is so called gay-marriage, and the other is civil unions, which are gay marriage in all but name, and you get to pick which bullet. That's not democracy in action."

A comment to which the concept of Christian love, acceptance, and decency personified itself and replied:

"Well, if you want to get into weapon metaphors, Mr. Daniels -- you guys have had a knife lodged firmly in my conceptual back for YEARS!!"

Yea! About time that concept stood up for itself!

NJ's Move Toward Same-Sex Unions Called Undemocratic [CNS News]

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