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NOM itching to join DC party-crashing trend

by Jeremy Hooper
"This battle is not over. DC politicians are blocking the right of people to vote on marriage. Voters in 31 other states have already exercised their right to vote on this issue. It is ironic that some politicians actively campaign demanding DC voting rights and yet they are conspiring to deny those same citizens the right to vote on the definition of marriage. We will not give up on D.C. The people of D.C. have the right to vote for marriage; we will fight for their rights and we will win. NOM will be proud to fight alongside Bishop Harry Jackson to make sure politicians hear the people's voice loud and clear: don't mess with marriage. We will fight in Congress. We will fight through the courts to get this to the people of D.C. who have a God-given right to vote for marriage and Charter-given right to overturn the council's decision. We are confident marriage will win in the end in D.C. as it has in Maine and 30 other states."
-The National Organization For Marriage's Brian Brown

Ya know, you can't really blame Brian Brown for having so much steam to blow off. After an 11-2 Council vote, a mayor who promises to sign the marriage bill, a Congress who couldn't seem less interested Brian-Brownin standing in the way, and two Board of Elections and Ethics decisions against the right of a majority to vote on a minority's civil rights, his hopes to inject his dastardly, rights-stripping games into the process seem ever-more likely by the day. And without the ability to piss in our punchbowl, how will Brian ever advance his career?

You can, however, blame him for getting himself involved in this process in the first place. And for constantly demeaning our lives and loves. And for fallaciously connecting the push for D.C. autonomy to the supposed right to vote on minority rights. And for saying that this supposed right to vote on marriage is "God-given." And for collecting a paycheck on the back of bias. And for just about everything else involved in his thoroughly ignoble, reliably hostile NOM work.

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Brian and Maggie are a waste of humanity and flesh. Both are pigs at the trough of hate.

Posted by: Mykelb | Dec 2, 2009 10:12:22 AM

So, whether or not DC should have real representation in Congress aside, the fact of the matter is this:

Every single person who lives in the District of Columbia is willingly *choosing* to give up his or her right to vote in congressional races. Everyone who wants to have that right can live in MD or VA. In fact, a friend has done just that and moved to Silver Spring.

What NOM doesn't get is that this is a false equivalancy because nobody *chooses* to be gay. As far as living in the DC metro area, there are innumerable, realistic, public transportation-driven options available to everyone. Where you live in DC is very much a "lifestyle choice." Whether or not you're gay - not at all a choice.

But hey, logic never stopped NOM before, so why should it start now? As long as they scare people into giving them money, right?

Posted by: DN | Dec 2, 2009 11:36:18 AM

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