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04/13/2011

FRC: Spitting in our faces, wiping said spit back into own hand, throwing it *back* in our faces

by Jeremy Hooper

It never ceases to amaze us, the sheer gall of our organized opposition. Like take this snippet from the ever-esteemed Family Research Council (please):

Family Research Council (FRC) praised the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for ruling in Adar v. Smith that a Louisiana registrar's Screen Shot 2011-04-13 At 4.37.24 Pminsistence that only one father's name could go on a birth certificate for a child adopted by a homosexual couple did not violate the child's right to equal protection under law, while not denying legal recognition of the New York adoption by both men.
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TONY PERKINS: "The full Fifth Circuit, sitting
en banc with sixteen judges hearing the appeal, reversed the lower court, holding that Louisiana's refusal to issue a birth certificate for a child that was originally adopted by two men in New York does not violate the Full Faith and Credit Clause or the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. A solid majority of the court recognized that Louisiana has a legitimate interest in promoting stable families in the context of a married couple, and denied the novel arguments that two men - who could simply go their separate ways any day with no legal consequence - can override state law to force Louisiana to issue official documents legitimizing their current, non-binding relationship."
FRC Praises Fifth Circuit for Affirming Traditional Family [FRC]

That they celebrate our struggles to protect our families is bad and disgusting enough. But look at the last line of the above snip, specifically the part where Tony Perkins calls the men's arguments "novel," since the couple "could simply go their separate ways any day with no legal consequence." Uhm, hello -- who are the ones working day and day to ensure that gay couples are legally estranged by design?! Yes, that's right: It's the Family Research Council! And yet here they are now faulting these men for that very same estrangement?! Here they are throwing marriage inequality in these men's (and, by extension, their son's) face, when marital bias has been the FRC's top commodity/prize for the past fifteen years or so?! Here they are playing up the ease of dissolution, when it's groups like FRC who refuse to afford ease in terms of solemnization!?

As we said: Galling.

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