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12/28/2009

Remembering to write '10 instead of '09: One of many actual problems on which IA conservs could focus

by Jeremy Hooper

Gross:

Bryan English of Iowa Family Policy Council ACTION says pro-marriage supporters plan to be at the state Capitol en masse on Jan. 12 when Gov. Chet Culver delivers his Condition of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly with Iowa Supreme Court justices present.
Gay Marriage Opponents Push to Let Voters Decide [AP via Fox News]
(H/t: Towle)

Ya know, because these past eight months of Iowa marriage equality have been an absolute nightmare for social conservatives. Their wedding albums have spontaneously combusted. 200912281423-1Their rings have melted off their fingers. Every night when they tuck their children into bed, they are forced to stave off fears not only of the bogeyman in the closet, but also the gays who refuse to stay in their own. Every last one of their fear-mongered predictions have come true, validating the constant "protect marriage" campaigns that they have forced upon their state and their nation.

Wait, what's that you say? Actually not one hetero has been harmed by the same-sex "I do"-ing? Not one pastor has been forced to marry a same-sex couple? Des Moines has yet to burn down? The cornfields are still standing? The whole thing has has been much less of a "marriage redefinition," and much more of a benign progression of civil rights?

Oh. Well hopefully they will say that at their lil' 1/12 gathering. And they surely will, since they are good evangelicals who would never bear any kind of false witness. Right?

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Well, I dunno' about any other Iowa-based readers of G-A-Y, but...I won't sleep soundly until AFTER November of '10 rolls by without the Constitutional Convention process being enacted in order to rip away personal and civil liberties, just because a sect of the population seems marriage in strictly religious terms, while others still are not comfortable with the thought of 'two dudes" getting legally hitched--hence, they feel (both sects) that it ought to be stopped!

My own family still refuses to accept that I am being treated like a Second Class Citizen, and that I'm making WAy too big'a deal about it. *sigh* How infuriating!!!

Posted by: Wade MacMorrighan | Dec 28, 2009 5:57:32 PM

"I won't sleep soundly until AFTER November of '10 rolls by without the Constitutional Convention process being enacted..."

Nor should anyone. Unfortunately for us, lack of merit doesn't equal lack of anti-gay "success."

Posted by: G-A-Y | Dec 28, 2009 6:03:36 PM

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