Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Newt Gingrich: Ban Gay Marriage in North Carolina

The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man The late Geraldine Ferraro
Newt Gingrich. From source, Raw Story
I'm no dummy. I'm aware that the constitutional amendment on the ballot in North Carolina to (doubly) ban same-sex marriage will probably pass. It isn't just the fact that these things have passed each time they were tried, and it isn't just the lies and fear mongering used to get them passed. It's just a gut feeling about the politics of North Carolina. I'd be happy to be proven wrong.

I'd be happier if we weren't--yet again--voting on a group of tax-paying citizens' civil rights. Something wholly un-American. I'd be happier if busy-bodies would quit proposing laws that only outlaw the rights of "others." When you have no stake in something, it is infinitely easier to vote against it. And I'd really like it, if that doughy pant-load, Newt Gingrich, would shut his blubbery pie-hole about any legislation to do with marriage. Not only is it brazenly hypocritical, he is an utterly irrelevant voice among a sea of them. His final political achievement is being a barnacle on Mitt Romney's ass. Who gives a flying crap what Gingrich thinks?

The bracketed comment is my own:


Gingrich calls on North Carolina to ban same sex marriage

[Gingrich dared to say, with no apparent recognition of the irony,] “Marriage between a man and a woman is at the heart of our civilization,” he said. “It’s a belief that is now under attack, yet it’s at the very core of defining who we are. That’s why I urge you to vote for the initiative right here in North Carolina. The chance to vote for a referendum to declare clearly that marriage is between a man and a woman. . .”

Read more at: Raw Story

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