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November 18, 2003

Just Saying

Posted by Mike on November 18, 2003 10:50 PM

Salon rounds up rightist reactions to the Massachussets marriage decision, including one from the president:

The question, though, is just how far George W. Bush will go to embrace the anti-gay message. The White House issued a brief statement by the president Tuesday in which he condemned the Massachusetts decision as violating "a sacred institution between a man and a woman." And while the statement indicated that Bush would work with "congressional leaders and others to do what is legally necessary to defend the sanctity of marriage," it stopped short of endorsing the only thing that Bush really can do -- work for passage of the constitutional amendment.

Speaking as a married person, I don't think the Massachusetts decision undermines the sanctity of my marriage. I'll thank the raft of bigots presuming to speak for me to stop. (Which is more or less what pk said back in June, the last time some judges did something reasonable in this department.)

And by all means go read Andrew Sullivan on this one, not because I'm selectively linking him when I agree with him, but because you'll want to read his plaintive plea to Bush to think twice before exploiting the anger of America's worst elements.

Clue for Andrew: He doesn't care what you think. In fact, he thinks you're evil. Flip through your playbook and dust off a chestnut you've been fond of over the past few years: "useful idiot."