Thursday, February 16, 2012

Brian Brown's intellectual tedium

We have all known, for some time, that National Organization for Marriage's Brian Brown is not the brightest bulb in the chandelier.  Today, he seems to have gone out of his way today to demonstrate his witlessness. According to Brown:
Behold the Marriage Victories the Media is Trying to Hide!, NOM Marriage News, February 16, 2012
"Victory" number one, according to Brown, is "taking marriage to the people of Washington." Never mind that first they have to get enough signatures to put the measure on the ballot. Then they have to actually win the referendum; something that is going to be a challenge in the state that beat NOM in a ballot initiative to deny civil unions a couple of years ago. And this was Brown's number one choice? Choice.

"Victory" number two is Chris Christie's anticipated veto of the marriage equality bill that made it through the legislature today in New Jersey. First of all, you might want to give Christie a chance to actually veto the bill before chalking it up. Then one should consider that the legislature has a full two years to override the veto. If anything else, it should be clear that time is on the side of equality. Every day we pick up more support.

"Victory" number three is "The black church in Maryland stands up for marriage!" Semantics aside, a considerable number of clergy are proponents of marriage equality. Furthermore, it looks like we have the votes to get marriage equality through the legislature. You really should wait Brian lest you confirm your intellectual deficits.

"Victory" number 4 is "Will the New Hampshire legislature repeal gay marriage?" What is this? "Jeopardy?" While not the popular game show turning answers into questions, Brown's hopes hinge on an online poll. Oy veh. Just three weeks ago, Brown was shouting that the New Hampshire legislature would vote on February 1.

"Victory number five" is "A new marriage amendment in May for North Carolina?" We're still in the first round of Jeopardy I guess.  Brown might want to wait a few month for North Carolina to embarrass themselves (if that's what they choose to do).

Meanwhile, aside from Mr. Brown's lack of intellectual horsepower, DOMA is moving through the courts. DOMA's ultimate demise might well end the exemption to "full faith and credit" that it was originally intended to provide. Unlike Brown, I'll chalk that up as a win when it actually happens.

National marriage equality is inevitable.

Oh, and by the way, the media has thoroughly covered all of these issues.  Mr. Brown: What on earth are you talking about? Do you even know?
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