RECENT  POSTS:  » Video: Mike Huckabee, Republican candidate for increased book sells, vows to defy pro-equality SCOTUS ruling » Reliably tacky NOM turns Memorial Day into day of anti-gay politicking » Ireland: Not only a practical win, but also another tremendous psychological shift » Hillary Clinton campaign honors Harvey Milk, LGBTQ rights » You don't have to pounce on every less-than-pro-gay retailer, anti-gay conservatives! » Video: Tony Perkins tells pastors they 'may have five years' before being 'dragged kicking and screaming from your church' » What to even say about Josh Duggar? » GOP prez candidates lining up for NOM-sponsored event in Iowa » Video: Ted Cruz tells viciously anti-gay Family Research Council he's got their back on anti-gay discrimination » Scouts prez seeks long overdue end to offensive stigma  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

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

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails