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Is it the 'CIV' or the 'IL' part that they don't understand?

by Jeremy Hooper

Here are three signs that were spotted at yesterday's anti-equality rally in Albany:

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Translation: Marriage is not a marriage unless it involves a religious ceremony, and the God invoked in those kinds of ceremonies intended for the concept of liberty to apply only to those to whom he granted a heterosexual life. So essentially, their most commonly-held arguments are ones that (a) don't at all apply to the CIVIL marriage debate, and (b) are patently offensive to any person of faith who believes that their God created everyone, and not just those who exclusively schtup in the heterosexual missionary position, vote conservative Republican, and define the separation of church and state as barring anything that keeps evangelical Christians from setting policy for the entire world!

In a perfect nation, the only debate would be rather these folks would benefit more from a gay-affirming UCC congregation or a civics class. But in this annoyingly homo-hostile life, we gay folk are still forced to suffer the indignity of both defending our beings against claims that they are of the devil, and defending our country against claims that civil rights can and should be stifled by personal faith views. It's really enough to make one's brain explode.

*Capital News 9 brings us video (via Chino Blanco)

Hundreds rally at the Capitol [Cap News 9]

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Your thoughts

Someone actually did a protest sign in Comic Sans?

Leave it to the straights to use a shitty font AND use it completely inappropriately.

Posted by: Matt Algren | Jun 10, 2009 10:21:25 AM

And leave it to the gays to notice the font/ verbalize the ridiculousness of using the same. :-)

Posted by: G-A-Y | Jun 10, 2009 10:28:24 AM

My favorite is the "Save Our God Given Marriage" sign. Ask these folks how they feel about converting their endangered hetero marriage to a so-called Covenant Marriage. They are already legal in some states and save threatened straight marriages by restricting divorce grounds. I tell them "opposite" marriage supporter Gov Bobby Jindal has one, but he doesn't seem to be much of a selling point. Funny how they don't want to save marriage by putting restrictions on THEIR behavior, just ours. Yeah, I know, I'm shocked too.

BTW, Jeremy, how go the last minute wedding preparations? Just three days to go. Keeping an eagle eye on the weather forecast for CT?

Posted by: WilliamM | Jun 10, 2009 10:57:58 AM

Boy, won't my atheist brother and SIL, who were married by a notary public, be surprised to find out their marriage doesn't "count," either!

Posted by: GreenEyedLilo | Jun 10, 2009 5:31:13 PM

I can't help it. I'm here, I'm queer, use the right goddamn font. ;-)

(I also notice in the first sign that "Man" is the same color as "Holy God". Trying not to read too much into that, but misogyny runs deep in this crowd.

Posted by: Matt Algren | Jun 11, 2009 2:20:42 PM

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