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Rachel Maddow last night, the night before the oral arguments that the Supreme Court heard today (audio here) on California's Prop. 8:

"...The politics surrounding this legal matter are increasingly weighty and predictable on the left. And on the right, they are increasingly incoherent and low-rent and even occasionally pathetic."

Well that was prescient. As The Maddow Blog tweeted today:

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Justice Samuel Alito:

"Traditional marriage has been around for thousands of years. Same-sex marriage is very new. I think it was first adopted in The Netherlands in 2000. So there isn't a lot of data about its effect. And it may turn out to be a -- a good thing; it may turn out not to be a good thing, as the supporters of Proposition 8 apparently believe.

"But you want us to step in and render a decision based on an assessment of the effects of this institution, which is newer than cell phones or the Internet? I mean we -- we are not -- we do not have the ability to see the future. On a question like that, of such fundamental importance, why should it not be left for the people, either acting through initiatives and referendums or through their elected public officials?"

Steve Benen at The Maddow blog:

Alito's argument seems to be one focused on the calendar. Perhaps, the theory goes, millions of Americans can be denied equal rights for an indefinite period of time, and jurists can revisit the issue in the future. At that point, they can revisit whether or not allowing two consenting adults to get married is "a good thing."

Remember the fine print in the Declaration of Independence? We have an inalienable right to liberty and the pursuit happiness, just so long as the specific type of happiness is older than mobile telephones.

These are rights we're talking about. Equality. Civil rights, equal rights, marriage equality.


The phrase "tyranny of the majority" (or "tyranny of the masses"), used in discussing systems of democracy and majority rule, envisions a scenario in which decisions made by a majority place its interests so far above those of an individual or minority group as to constitute active oppression, comparable to that of tyrants and despots.[1] In many cases a disliked ethnic, religious or racial group is deliberately penalized by the majority element acting through the democratic process.

Please read Benen's entire post.


AUDIO: Prop 8 arguments, plus 1971 VIDEO flashback: Archie Bunker's macho gay friend comes out to him


archie bunker arm wrestles gay friend

In light of the Supreme Court arguments on Proposition 8 today, here is a segment from a 1971 "All in the Family" episode called "Judging Books by Covers." Please watch it, and then have a few of your conservative friends take a good long look, too. Maybe they'll recognize themselves and some of their own pals in it:

Via LaughVids2:

Season 1 Episode 5----Roger, a friend of Mike and Gloria's, stops by for a visit. Archie takes one look at him and labels him as gay due to what Archie considers effeminate behavior, even though Mike insists that he isn't. Mike soon makes a realization that one of Archie's drinking buddies, Steve is actually a well-adjusted, sports loving, straight-acting, gay man.

Archie's buddy is a former NFL player, so how could he be gay, right? Just as so many "All in the Family" masterpieces, this one nailed it. They don't make TV sitcoms like this any more.

In a previous post, VIDEO: Archie Bunker on gun control. Sound familiar?, I compared Bunker's attitude to reactions to the Colorado shootings from Pres. Obama and GOP Rep. Louie Bunker, er, Gohmert.

Norman Lear is a damn genius.

Here is the audio, via WaPo:

Via the Los Angeles Times:

Supreme Court appears split on Prop. 8, broad gay marriage ruling

The Supreme Court justices sounded closely split on gay marriage Tuesday, but Justice Anthony M. Kennedy suggested the court should strike down California’s ban on same-sex marriage without ruling broadly on the issue.

Twice during the oral argument, Kennedy questioned why the court had voted to hear the California case.  “I wonder if this case was properly granted,” Kennedy said at one point.

His comments suggested that the court’s four most conservative justices voted to hear the California case. Had the justices turned down the appeal, as Kennedy suggested, Proposition 8 would have been struck down on the grounds of a narrow ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.


PhotOH! Well, come on, if a**holes can get married...


Being an asshole is part of my manly essencegay if choice so what, people choose to be assholes, they marry

This photo (H/t: @GaryBlackmon) comes to us courtesy of the Stop Gay Bashing page on Facebook, which features these messages:

It's time to put a stop to Anti-Gay Bullying and Harassment in life. We are here to give hope and advice to those who need it and to stop this nonsense once and for all.

Just a reminder to everyone: This is a page where hate, bigotry & ignorance is NOT TOLERATED and will get you permanently banned. If you don't have anything positive to say, then please by all means Unlike the page. No one is forcing you to linger here. Remember, LOVE conquers EVERYTHING. So with that said, PEACE & LOVE from all of us here at Stop Gay Bashing.

Promoting equality, as illustrated by the aptly named Equality House below, is truly American. I not only "Liked" that Facebook page, I loved it.

Topeka, Kansas house across from the Westboro Baptist Church.

Screen grab from video of Topeka, Kansas house across from the Westboro Baptist Church.


Saxby Chambliss (R-GA): "I’m not gay. So I’m not going to marry one."


I am not gay

Remember when Larry "Wide Stance" Craig said this back in 2007 after he got  arrested for lewd conduct in an airport men’s room for allegedly soliciting sex:



"I am not gay. I never have been gay."

He felt compelled to follow that with, "I love my wife."

Saxby Chambliss  (R-GA), 2013 (via Politico):

"I’m not gay. So I’m not going to marry one."

Marry one what?


I bet he, too, really really loves his wife.

The disconnect between inside-and-outside-the-Beltway attitudes comes at a thorny time, especially for Republicans. The party is trying to broaden its appeal to younger Americans — who support gay marriage in large numbers — as well as scores of new voting blocs.

How’s that reachy-outy thing workin’ for ya, GOP?

outreach my ass reach out inclusive