Friday, July 09, 2004


FMA Debate: finally, A point that I understand

Senator Shelby Gets It: It's About Equal Protection

Leave it to a Senator from Alabama to get it right. Perhaps he learned from the legacy of Jim Crowe. Shelby notes correctly that it's about Equal Protection, treating people who are equally situated, in an equal manner. It's a constitutional guarantee, so you can't legislate around it. You'll have to amend the constitution itself.

Yes, the amendment is about denying gay men and women equal protection under the law. His rationale is that this is needed to protect "traditional marriage", I disagree, but at least he gets points for acknowledges what he's doing.

Wait, no he's saying if FMA doesn't pass, we'll have high unemployment, high out of birth wedlock, socialism... Sigh...

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