Extremes Right Wing go through to stop gay marriage
Jon Stewart used tactful ridicule to illustrate the lengths Right Wing legislatures would go through to discriminate against gay marriage. To be clear, there is nothing conservative about their actions. In fact they are radical and reactionary.
Jon Stewart starts his skit by pointing out that marriage equality is spreading across America. The nation has not imploded because the country has granted more civil rights. As customary in this nation, after two steps forward, a step back is always forthcoming.
“But as you know,” Jon Stewart said. “Not all states will accept decency without a fight.” He went on to point out states that are going through hoops to deny some American citizens their civil rights. They will do whatever it takes to prevent gay marriage.
In Arkansas, the Party that claims to believe in small government and local control passed a state law that prevented local governments from passing laws that protects the LGBT community. They gave the new law the deceptively dishonesty name Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act. One knows a law is extreme when Walmart comes out against a ‘conservative law’.
Oklahoma one upped Arkansas though. They proposed a bill to outlaw marriage licenses altogether. Instead it would opt for a clergy issued certificate. “Oklahoma wants to replace a civil institution with a religious one,” Jon Stewart said. “Which is … Sharia Law.”
Texas eats the cake in the buffoonery in their anti gay marriage crusade. After a judge married a same sex couple, a state representative called foul. He filed a complaint with a Texas district judge. State Representative Tony Tinderholt, a four time divorced, five time married man thought it was in his purview to determine what is right or wrong.
Politicians running these states are a disgrace to their states and the country. They continue to make their states the laughing stock of the world.
Yesterday Michael Charney, a conservative, frustrated by the shenanigans of a few troglodytes that refuse to grow up, penned a piece titled “Because I’m a Conservative.” The article is worth a read.