November 09, 2005

Texans Against Marriage

from - smijer

Leave it to Texans to argue that marriage is fundamental to the good of the family while voting 75%-25% to keep numerous families from getting it.

A CNS News Article, headlined, "Texas Voters Pass Marriage Protection Amendment" tells of the heroic effort of Texas religious groups to protect gay people from marriage. I'll quote the a few lines from the bottom half of the page, apparently snuck in by someone not quite so fearful of marriage, where pro-marriage advocates shared their views:

"All that today's results show is that it is profoundly wrong and profoundly un-American to put the rights of a small minority of Americans up for a popular vote," said Matt Foreman, the group's executive director.

"This is not democracy; this is tyranny of the majority," he added. "No one would tolerate this being done to any other minority, but it's still open season on gay people."

Foreman criticized the tactics of same-sex marriage opponents, calling them "reprehensible and distinctly un-Christian." He singled out Texans for Marriage for spreading the message that "marriage equality for gay people would 'hurt children' when, in fact, there is nothing anywhere to substantiate that slanderous assertion."

Foreman said many good things came out of the campaign, including the recruitment of new allies and new volunteers.

"We're in this for the long haul, and even our most ardent opponents recognize that it's not a question of whether we will win equality, but when. Tomorrow, the fight resumes," Foreman concluded.



Posted by smijer at November 9, 2005 07:44 AM

I don't think marriage is a right for anyone. Read Stehpanie Coontz's Marriage a History. You realize were in for a hell of time when most people will live unmarried and single. Marriage something fewer and fewer can afford.

univar.jpg Posted by Bill Baar on November 15, 2005 09:04 AM
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