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01/20/2012

Maryland Marriage Alliance sure has odd dreams

by Jeremy Hooper

Even if you strongly oppose marriage equality, is the desire to stop it really a "dream"? I mean, regardless of your view, it's certainly just keeping status quo, at best, and discrimination, at worst truest. So I really have trouble seeing how even an ardent "protect marriage" person could list the stoppage of a state's marriage bill as some sort of aspirational vision that needs to be "achieved."

Yet that is exactly how those trying to stop a marriage bill in Maryland are positioning their effort:

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Stronger marriages, families, and state? How?!? The MD Marriage Alliance is a single issue group that exists for one purpose: To stop a marriage bill in the state. Even if they succeed, for lack of a better word, how will that make any thing stronger?!

We're of course used to our opposition casting themselves in the nice, sweet, positive role, replete with chirping blue birds that protect their "traditional" views from the cartoonish ills that they ascribe to us. So in terms of being disconnected from reality, then yes -- their work would find a better home within the context of REM sleep than it does within the realm of civil government. But a dream? I'm thinking not.

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