Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Giving money to NOM will prevent Eric Holder from ... something ...

National Organization for Marriage has a new Gimme this afternoon. It uses the same old tedious "redefinition" drivel and is titled Enough is Enough. By the second paragraph they are asking for loot:
The Obama Administration is at it again — forcing a redefinition of marriage upon states and people who have overwhelmingly voted to protect marriage as the union of one man and one woman. NOM needs your immediate help to stand up to the lawlessness of this administration that is dead set on doing everything in its power to impose a radical redefinition of marriage on every citizen of the United States.

Won't you please click here to make an immediate $35, $50, $100, $500 or even $1,000 donation to help us stand up to the Obama machine and its extremist allies determined to redefine marriage?
The had their shot.

Exactly what does Brian Brown (along with his merry band of misfits) intend to do? NOM and other religious extremists filed dozens of briefs in United States v. Windsor. They (Robby George and friends) published a book. They (through Witherspoon Institute) even commissioned a study with rigged results to influence the Supreme Court. They wrote countless Op-Eds, pressured politicians and held rallies near the Court. They had the full weight of the Roman Catholic Church behind them. After all of that, the Court, not the Obama administration, ruled that the United States government was required to recognize state licensed same-sex marriages.

The administration did the only rational thing that it could do which was to recognize all state licensed same-sex marriages regardless of where the couple lived. The alternative would be for a couple to be married in Maryland but not married if they moved to Virginia. Attorney General Eric Holder has simply applied the Windsor rationale to matters like the marital privilege in federal court. Apparently it is "extremist" to conform to a ruling of the Supreme Court. Brian Brown continues, almost comically:
In the past few days, I have been working tirelessly to get the word out in the media — calling out the administration on its lawlessness. I've been quoted in stories published by the AP, Bloomberg, CNN, USA Today, Fox News, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal & many others in an attempt to give voice to your values.
"Quoted tirelessly?" What is that supposed to mean? The media keep giving these lunatics an opportunity to vent their anti-gay gibberish and it no longer works. NOM was successful with Prop 8 and then Maine's Question 1. Then people came to their senses. Prop 8 was nullified by the courts and Maine was reversed at the ballot. Brown has not come to terms with the fact that nobody cares if the gay couple down the block gets married. And why should they?

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