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What fake victimization sounds like in Arizona

by Jeremy Hooper

Cathi Herrod, Arizona's longtime voice of discrimination for LGBT people, weighs in on today's decision bringing marriage equality to her state:

6A00D8341C503453Ef017C31E18B88970BPHOENIX – “I am heartbroken for a country and a state that has had the redefinition of marriage forced upon them by an out of control federal judiciary.

In what amounts to the de-facto
Roe v Wade of marriage, voters throughout the nation have watched their voices be silenced, and their votes voided. Now, Arizona’s marriage amendment and our voters are the latest victims. While the United States Supreme Court may still take up the issue of marriage redefinition, for now the courts have settled the issue in our state.

Today, we grieve. We grieve for the children who now have no chance of growing up with a mom and a dad. We mourn the loss of a culture and its ethical foundation. We mourn a culture that continues to turn its back on timeless principles.

But we do not despair. We do not throw in the towel. We do not give up.

Just as we have worked to build a culture of life, we will focus on rebuilding a culture of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.”
Whatever AZ's big anti-ay group is called

Mourn? Grieve? Because certain human taxpayers get to vow a lifetime of happiness together? Because our families get an enhanced measure of protection? Because children who grow up gay learn that they can dedicate their adult lives to art and science and literature and business rather than fighting self-appointed political activists who believe their personal religious condemnations get to trump fair freedom?

You shouldn't despair, Ms. Herrod. You should apologize for holding such crude disregard for your neighbors who happen to have been born a certain way.

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