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10/01/2012

Maryland Marriage Alliance's callous 'nonsense'

by Jeremy Hooper

An example of the disrespect that the so-called "protect marriage" crowd so routinely shows to our lives, loves, marriages, rights, and families:

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No compromise? You mean you aren't willing to accept that LGBT people are a natural, normal part of our world? Because that's the only needed compromise here: for certain people to stop their dogmatic insistence that all people are created in one, specific way (read: drawn genitalia that you yourself do not possess).

No substitutions? You mean you aren't ready to substitute discrimination for fair treatment? Because that's the only request here. That's the ask. LGBT people are simply seeking to substitute inequality for freedom. No man/woman marriage will be altered.

No nonsense? You mean you aren't willing to regard your tax-paying LGBT neighbor as grounded in reason? Because that's the only way this, the matter of LGBT people's civil equality, could be written off as nonsense. If you understand the reality of the human condition, are compassionate to the human concept of companionship, and are respectful to the promises of our shared U.S. Constitution, then the all American push for equal civil rights for a certain minority population should not only make senseā€”it should be a given!


But go ahead, Maryland Marriage Alliance. Dig in your heels. Accuse us seeking replacement rather than expansion. Call our marriages "nonsensical." You disparage us at the peril of your own movement, "values" opposition.

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