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12/31/2012

Video: Derek McCoy 'explains' why discrimination he favors is unlike discrimination he himself could face

by Jeremy Hooper

As head of the Maryland Marriage Alliance, Derek McCoy's untenable logic (and suspect alliances) helped him lose his discriminatory fight. Now he's back in the public eye, using the same flawed justifications to support a local business owner's "right" to pick and choose which groups with which he'd like to engage in commerce.

Pay particular attention to the "logic" at 1:07:

So the difference between racial discrimination and discrimination against same-gender couples can be swept aside with a taking point? No, Derek McCoy! You may have aligned yourself with the side that trades reality for rhetoric, but the rest of us do not live within the confines of a National Organization For Marriage press release. The rest of us live in a growing number of states where marriage equality is a legal reality. In this reality, those who wish to flout the law to the detriment of good business and community welfare (not to mention the indignity of shunned couples/families) will have to come up with better justification than the losing ones that the religious right workshopped in order to miscast discrimination as the victimized viewpoint.

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