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It's an easy job, but nobody's gotta do it

by Jeremy Hooper

Defending "opposite marriage": It has literally become her job. Next stop is the New Jersey Family Policy Council:

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So let's see: The state Supreme Court determined that we gay folk deserve equality under the law. A state commission has found that the civil unions system has failed to deliver on that promise. The governor and a seeming majority of the elected lawmakers are poised to grant us the delayed justice that is full marriage equality (at least on on a state level). But the New Jersey Family Policy Council is countering all that with Carrie Prejean?!?

Look, if the battle is over who looks best in a bikini while traipsing along the Atlantic City boardwalk, we'll admittedly defer to Ms. Prejean. But when it comes to civics, constitutional law, the role of the judiciary, and the realities of the New Jersey public, you'll have to excuse us if we choose...

...to listen to more appropriately trained voices.

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Your thoughts

Beyond Prejean, Bill and Georges Excellent Adventure!??!?!?

Bad presidential impersonators and a vapid beauty queen, I'll be breathlessly awaiting Topo Gigio and a flurry of back flipping poodles.

Posted by: Scott | Oct 8, 2009 1:16:35 PM

Ticket price AND a free will offering----um, guess they are JUST a religous organization. Wonder if they will play the Offertory.

Posted by: Gus | Oct 8, 2009 3:37:06 PM

Any day now, someone is going to hit the girl with a pie.

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Oct 8, 2009 3:50:15 PM

So there really are lots and lots of same sex parented families now. Even Grandparented..why don't some of these families just show up and say they do not
want her defending their families? Especially if they have smart teenage kids,
it could really be a kick to see a multigenerational family stand up to that trollop.

Posted by: LOrion | Oct 8, 2009 10:30:26 PM

OMG, unemployment would be more dignified than this.

So, I have 2019 in the pool when Carrie relents her words.

Posted by: Dale S | Oct 9, 2009 9:05:59 AM

"Look, if the battle is over who looks best in a bikini while traipsing along the Atlantic City boardwalk, we'll admittedly defer to Ms. Prejean."

I'm not sure. Silicon breasts are not attractive. Please send me your own bikini photo promptly so I can make sure.
Thank you.

Posted by: Bill | Oct 9, 2009 11:45:49 AM

I'm a heterosexual female and AA to boot, and I am trying with every fiber of my being to figure out what these folks problem is with civil unions/same sex marriages. They've been a part of the fabric of society worldwide for centuries. I don't understand what business it is of theirs since, according to them, they'd never be a part of one, nor do I understand how it will have any impact whatsoever on how they live their lives. I may not understand what motivates them, but I do know that I am sincerely fed up with them and their antics. I'm 56 years old and I lived through segregation and the civil rights era in American history. I know firsthand how it feels to deal with foolish people. I've experienced prejudice and discrimination that these folks have NEVER had to deal with. I was born and raised in the South (GA), and they can never convince me to do to someone else what has been done, and continues to be done, to myself and my family in this society only because we do not look like them. I'm damned by them at first sight. It doesn't matter than I'm a graduate of UGA (1974),or that I have advanced degrees in more than one discipline, or that I taught school for 33 years before retiring in May of this year, or that my daughter graduated high school and college with honors, or that she is 28 and has no out of wedlock kids, etc. Contributions and accomplishments mean nothing to these people. I know how hard it is to continue going in the face of adversity. There is no damn way that they can get me to discriminate against anyone on the face of planet earth. I'm sick of them. I'm going to oppose the spread of their hatred, prejudice, racism, and discrimination until the day I die. This is just how strongly I feel about these scumbuckets. They are a pus-filled boil on the face of humanity, and I'm working on a daily basis to not cross the line from disliking them to outright hating them.

Posted by: majii | Oct 10, 2009 6:58:34 PM

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