Last Friday the US Supreme court officially entered the marriage equality battle when they granted the petitions for writ of certiorari (cert) in two separate cases. A writ of certiorari is a petition to the US Supreme Court that the losing party files, requesting a review of the decision(s) of a lower court.
Anti-gay organizations work hard to maintain a culture war. Their existence is dependent upon the gay community having no legal protections in employment, housing, public accommodation, and marriage equality. The historic marriage equality cases that the US Supreme Court will be considering should dramatically change the LGBT civil rights landscape, resulting in another loss for the haters. That will further diminish the effectiveness of “anti-gay” political organizations, and they’re frightened about it.
We all know that opponents of marriage equality FALSELY claim that “marriage is defined by God.” Since the anti-gay hate groups that oppose marriage equality still purport that God defines marriage, I can’t help but wonder what their God (he or she) thinks about this development. There is a very real possibility that the Court could redefine marriage again, just as it has in the past, with Loving v. Virginia in 1967, and Turner v. Safley in 1987.
Right-wing extremists like Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council (FRC), and Bryan Fischer and the American Family Association (AFA), and Brian Brown’s National Organization for Marriage (NOM), are political terrorists and carnival barkers who have been gaming gullible Americans for years. They coerce their Christian supporters into writing their organizations a check to support their twisted and blasphemous long running campaigns to deny the LGBT community equal rights, to deny LGBT Americans protection from discrimination in housing and employment, to deny all Americans marriage equality, while they make spurious claims that they are being bullied by intolerant LGBT activists.
The anti-gay political hate groups rely on a myth made up of innuendo, lies, junk science, and slander, to promote their allegedly Christian point of view to disenfranchise American taxpayers of any government law or regulation that would confer equality on a lesbian or gay or bisexual or transgender member of society. They are anything BUT Christian as far as I’m concerned.
Quite frankly, I’m tired of hearing the same old bullshit from these right-wing evangelical political action committees and politicians. They know they are wrong that God defined marriage as solely the union of a man and a woman. If we were to rely on the word of God and scripture to define marriage, we would live in a state that sanctioned bigamy, and polygamy.
We live in a democracy, and we’re a nation of laws, and the “people” who wrote our Constitution made sure that religion and government were separate entities.
The Government Accounting Office counts 1,138 federal statutory provisions in the United States Code related to marriage, that are denied to same-sex married couples. Is that fair? Hell No!
Hate Group leader Perkins claims that he’s in touch with how voters feel in 41 states. He said:
"Should the Supreme Court decide to overturn the marriage laws of 41 states, the ruling would become even more divisive than the court's infamous Roe v. Wade decision. Marriage, unlike abortion laws in the 1970s, has been incorporated into the state constitutions of 30 states. Voters in these states will not accept an activist court redefining our most fundamental social institution."There he goes again, making shit up again. Some voters will not be happy about any decision that extends marriage equality to our community, though most will just shrug their shoulders and say they knew it was inevitable.
Tony Perkins job depends on this issue, as it’s his money maker. He lives on the animus and lies he spreads about the LGBT community. While voters will likely accept whatever the court rules, it’s Tony Perkins who won’t accept the Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage. He’s going to milk this as much as he can, because his job depends on it, just like Fischer, and Brown.
Even if our equality movement loses both cases in the Supreme Court, it will be a minor setback that will be corrected in our lifetime.
In hundreds of years, no one will remember Tony Perkins, or Bryan Fischer, or Brian Brown. If they are mentioned in history books, they will be portrayed as the monsters and false prophets that they truly are, for spreading lies, instilling fear, and impeding progress.
With marriage equality spreading fast, we will at the very least - maintain the status quo. The momentum shift is palpable and it’s moving our way.
The right wing anti-gay hate groups and their leaders can’t maintain the status quo. They know their hateful movement is on life-support, and it’s just a matter of time before someone makes the decision to pull the plug.
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