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02/18/2011

Video: States may change but anti-equality canards stay the same

by Jeremy Hooper

The biggest statement made at yesterday's marriage hearing in New Hampshire involved the crowd itself. Because despite groups like the National Organization For Marriage and Cornerstone Policy Research sending out multiple alerts, pro-equality attendance, by all reports, outweighed anti-equality attendance by as much as a 10-1 margin. And this despite the fact that it's the anti-equality side that's pushing this current debate for repeal, with the pro- side simply playing defense. One would think if they are motivated enough to rollback legislatively-granted civil rights, the discriminatory set could at least have the fortitude to show up.

But even with the small numbers, there were still plenty of those usual claims to which we've all grown accustomed. "Slippery slopes", "anti-Christian bigotry", gay intimidation, children being "recruited" into the "lifestyle," and the bizarre idea that encouraging marriage will somehow create heightened health risks. Oh my. Think Progress rounds 'em up:


VIDEO ROUND-UP: In NH, Opponents Claim Marriage Equality Would Facilitate ‘Sharia Law’ [Think Progress]

*EARLIER: Kevin Smith's testimony, followed by his refusal to answer questions.

SEE ALSO: Maggie Gallagher's testimony

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