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10/27/2009

'Yes on 1': Any [dehumanizing attack] will do

by Jeremy Hooper

any two will do"

To get a sense of just how nasty Maine's "yes on 1" campaign is and has been since the beginning, just turn to the above four words. On several occasions now, the campaign has used that lil' slogan to Slider 09 Small-1describe how they see the state's marital future should Question One fail (i.e. if the marriage law takes effect the way it would've and should've had these self-appointed moral authoritarians not forced the state into this costly and divisive battle).

Think about it for a second. The image they want to carve out in people's minds is that a heterosexual couple is a real, goodly, wonderful thing worthy of preservation, but a same-sex couple rots the system and turns it into a "slippery slope" that will eventually lead to man-on-toaster unions. They also want you to think that straight couples carefully choose their life partners, but gay couples basically just throw a dart at a list of names and say, "eh, that person will work." In these four little words, is a mountain of hostility meant to tell the public a loving gay twosome of however many years is like any other kind of wacky twosome you can think of.

The way they use the phrase goes something like this:

It is about whether marriage will continue to be between one man and one woman as God intended and human history has affirmed, or if we will plunge our state into a radical social experiment of “any two will do."
Special message from Marc Mutty, chairman of Stand for Marriage Maine [SFMM]

The way we respond to the it goes something like this:

NO ON 1!

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Your thoughts

Man on Toaster can be pretty hot! In more ways than one.. all of the man on humanoid cylon (toaster) action from Battlestar Galactica has taught us that!

Posted by: Dick Mills | Oct 27, 2009 1:36:52 PM

"...as gawd intended...". Excuse me but why don't they just say they want a theocracy instead of a democracy and be done with it?

Posted by: Mykelb | Oct 27, 2009 1:47:10 PM

"Radical social experiment?" What the hell are they talking about? It's called giving people rights. Why dress it up in scare tactics? (Oh, right, because you can't sell the "take away gay people's rights" amendment.)

Posted by: The Watcher | Oct 27, 2009 3:13:29 PM

Here's a radical social experiment; let's have people marry in an effort to improve national relations, or so women can improve their "social standing" in life. Let's do it so we can ensure the "highest caliber" offspring and promote "racial purity".

Oh wait, that's all been done before by those "traditional marriage" types.

Posted by: Buffy | Oct 27, 2009 8:09:20 PM

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