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06/03/2008

Bottom line: Any branch that helps gays is WRONG!

by Jeremy Hooper

06/03/08 -- The Alliance Defense Fund's Brian Raum speaking about NY Gov. Paterson's directive that his state must recognize out-of-state same-sex unions:

"The future of marriage should be decided by the legislature, not executives who take matters into their own hands,” ... “New Yorkers have a fundamental right to set marriage policy through the legislative process, but [Gov. Paterson] has ordered a radical redefinition of marriage without the consent of the governed. Ignoring the democratic process does not help the government in its duty to promote and encourage strong families.

09/07/05 -- The Alliance Defense Fund's Glen Lavy speaking about the California legislature's passage of marriage legislation:

"Today's action by the 58 percent of California senators who voted in favor of this bill shows they have a reckless disregard for the will of their constituents," ... "AB 849 flies in the face of the expressed will of the people of California as expressed at the ballot box."

Hmm, so just like we saw Tony Perkins suggest earlier today, it seems that the Alliance Defense Fund is ALL ABOUT the legislature making law -- until they're not. So as best we can discern, here is the current state of "pro-family" legal opinion:

- The legislature is right to make law, unless that law helps gay people.

- The governor is right to take a step that has a drastic effect on gay couplings, just as long as the executive power goes against their equality.

- The courts are only right if they go against gays, otherwise the justices who rule in facor of LGBT rights will see have their entire careers trivialized as "activist."

- A tyrannical majority vote at the ballot box that goes against the rights of gay people is the only infallible democratic process to ever exist, no matter how wrong-headed the vote might have been
. Anti-gay referendums set some sort of precedent that is bound to no sort of scrutiny or review

::sigh:: Recently we feel like we're back in ninth grade government class, smacking our head over being among the few in the class who know that the Constitution and Declaration of Independence are different documents.

ADF attorneys file suit against N.Y. Gov. Paterson [ADF]
ADF condemns action of California Assembly to override the law as passed by the people [ADF]

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I wonder what they said when they lost the popular vote in Arizona? Obviously the people, in that case, should have listened to their governor and legislature. Ow! My head hurts!

Posted by: andrew williams | Jun 3, 2008 5:22:21 PM

They are different documents! .... Well who knew.
I am not sure the wingnut fascists even know either one exists.

Love your analysis of their thinking and tactics, its spot on... until its off, but
how would they know. They are all being lost down a steeper and steeper
rabbit-hole as far as I hear/see/know. Can't quite smell them yet but will
soon I'll bet.

Posted by: LOrion | Jun 3, 2008 7:55:13 PM

fr the article:

>...The Alliance Defense Fund's Brian Raum speaking about NY Gov. Paterson's directive that his state must recognize out-of-state same-sex unions:...<

And the nuttiest thing about this bunch of wingnuts is, they're not based in New York OR California! They're based in Arizona!

Posted by: Gretchen | Jun 7, 2008 12:07:25 AM

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