Wednesday, February 15, 2006

GOP Bigots Back on Anti-Gay Bandwagon

In a transparent act of pandering to the worst that American society has to offer, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has announced that he will push for a June vote on a constitutional ban on gay marriage.

While claiming that the summer vote is intended to “deal with the issue as early as possible" before the Senate calendar fills up in a busy year, Frist’s actions are clearly an effort to revive a wedge social issue just in time for November’s midterm elections. He knows damn good and well he doesn’t have the 67 votes to pass a constitutional amendment, but wants the issue out there so he can try to tar Democrats who stand by their principles and vocally oppose this bigotry.

"At a time when we have so many other pressing issues facing the country, I'm not sure where this falls in the list of priorities," said Jim Manley, a spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.

President Bush is, of course, in favor of a constitutional ban on gay marriage. Talk about appealing to the worst among us.

While the GOP continues to support anti-family polices that cause the hardship and stress that often lead to divorce, we see that once again the best they can do to support “traditional marriage” is to practice overt discrimination against other people who love each other.

When people ask why I fight Republicans and everything they stand for with such ferocity, I mention stuff like this. It’s absolutely disgusting.