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03/20/2011

...and civil rights lost

by Jeremy Hooper

Does nobody else see how thoroughly anti-American this is?

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"The churches won." On civil marriage. Vs. equal protection. Vs. Due process. Vs. freedom.

Whereas groups like NOM used to be more careful about their almost exclusively faith-based attacks on our constitution and the American experiment as a whole, we're more and more seeing overconfidence from their side. We're seeing the "churches won" meme coming out of the closet, proud as the six days are long. And why not? They get away with it! Why would these anti-equality, faith-motivated groups not take the mile, considering U.S. society gives them free rein to inch in on our lives?

That this meme can even begin to sound okay is evidence of how unengaged the American public still is on marriage equality. If more would-be, could-be allies from the middle (right of center --> progressive) would just agree to give a quarter of mind to the idea of religious ceremony vs. civil marriage licensing and the church/state separation issue as it pertains to this national conversation, our opposition would stop getting away with it. Sadly, we're still a ways away from that paradigm shift.

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