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11/06/2012

Today in hollow self-satisfaction: Maryland Marriage Alliance 'proves' neighborly love by cruelly denying civil rights

by Jeremy Hooper

Of all the justifications I've seen over the past few months, the highlight portion of this GOTV message might take the irrational cake:

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Um, how is this proof exactly? "See dear neighbor, I love you so much that I just invalidated your plan 2013 wedding. Aren't I sweet?"

Yeah—but no. A vote against Question 6 is proof of nothing more than one's choice to put personal, usually religiously-motivated view above a legislatively-tested, gubernatorially-enacted law that respects the civil rights of all Marylanders. Telling themselves that their vote is an act of love may help the Maryland Marriage Alliance members' ability to sleep at night. But truth is not like one of their press releases, able to be shaped by myopic societal reads, deceptive code words and hackneyed phrases. Reality demands a higher standard.

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