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The same people who accuse *us* of wasting legislative time...

by Jeremy Hooper

Bennett, Brownback, Bunning, Chaffetz, Cornyn, Enzi, Inhofe, Jordan, Roberts, Vitter, Wicker

The above are the nine senators and two congressman who are co-sponsoring legislation that seeks to put D.C.'s recently-approved marriage equality before a majority vote. An unprovoked attack that these gentleman are instigating with help from their friends at NOM:

An out-of-control city council tried to do an end run around the DC Charter, refusing to recognize the rights of DC voters to file an initiative petition on marriage. Regardless of where your representatives stand on same-sex marriage, tell them that we ought not stand for this sort of government abuse against the residents of our nation’s capital.
URGENT ALERT: Urge Congress to Support Bill to Protect Marriage! [NOM]

Oh, when are we gays not "abusing" the poor people™? We want to marry, and it's an "attack." We seek to keep our community members heads from being bashed in, and it's "legislative abuse." We fight for the right to fight and possibly die for our country, and we're lab rats forcing a "social experiment" on the nation. To the NOMMers of the world, a person can't so much as pause too long on a "Will & Grace" rerun without being a society-weakening militant out to destroy America's children.

And we have eleven elected lawmakers wasting hours and resources for the sole sake of fomenting this kind of reprehensible culture? It's truly loathable, both the anti-peace actions and the apathy that so many would-be, should-be allies show in the face of them!

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Your thoughts

I am still waiting for the NOM press release demanding a voter referendum in NY and NJ. The people should decide, not the legislature, right?

Posted by: Ziggy | Feb 3, 2010 5:32:23 PM

These people never cease to amaze me in that they think it's so "American" to vote on other people's rights.

Talk about "tyranny of the majority"!

Posted by: Jon | Feb 3, 2010 7:18:26 PM

It absolutely astounds me that David Vitter has the audacity to jump on the "family values" train. Where's Alanis Morissette when you need her?

Posted by: Tom | Feb 3, 2010 10:09:10 PM

Not only is NOM one of the most morally reprehensible organizations on the planet, they can't even get their facts straight. The DC Council does not decide what referenda are brought forward in the city. The home rule charter clearly provides for a referendum process for all DC laws. The Council has no say.

However, DC law also does not allow for referenda that target civil rights, and it is the Board of Elections, twice backed up by the Appeals Court, that made the decision against the refernda on marriage equality.

You would think that NOM, being part of the Right that loves to rail against "activist judges," wouldn't pass up the opportunity to complain again.

Posted by: CPT_Doom | Feb 4, 2010 10:03:47 AM

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