Republicans in California are remaining largely silent on last week's ruling overturning Proposition 8. But a band of conservative House members didn't waste a minute in their day back in Washington, highlighting their opposition to gay marriage.
Reps. Lamar Smith of Texas, Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Steve King of Iowa and John Fleming of Louisiana told reporters on Tuesday that the California federal judge who overturned Prop. 8 acted against the will of voters in striking down the state's ban on gay marriage.
"Legalizing an alternative form of marriage dilutes a long-standing and widely accepted standard of marriage as a union between a man and woman. We should adhere to such standards rather than undertake a massive social experiment with perhaps unknown consequences," said Smith, who is introducing a resolution condemning the ruling.
Bachmann said the ruling tramples on the will of the people who voted to enact the ban.
"This is yet one more example of a judge substituting his moral pronouncement under the guise of constitutional law, and I think that's what people are upset about," she said.
Who's upset? I'm not upset and neither are millions of Americans who like fairness and justice.
Please forgive me for yawning that these folks have come in a week late with the same stupid talking points which rightfully sank Proposition 8.
Who knows, maybe King learned his lesson after sending out a letter condemning Obama appointee Kevin Jennings for contributing to the delinquency of a minor even AFTER his office was informed that Jennings didn't do anything wrong.
And I would be remiss to mention that King is the same guy who said that lgbts wouldn't have to worry about job discrimination if we were more quiet, which is the same as saying we should act ashamed about who we are and don't do anything any "normal" person would do at the job like talk about our families.
Bachmann? I've written her off a long time ago.
Any time the lgbt community finds itself opposite Bachmann is proof that not only God exists but that He smiling upon us.
Well to that madness, allow me to post again the comments of lawyer David Boies on Face the Nation:
And let's not forget his words:
"In a court of law you've got to come in and you've got to support those opinions, you've got to stand up under oath and cross-examination. And what we saw at trial is that it's very easy for the people who want to deprive gay and lesbian citizens of the right to vote [sic] to make all sorts of statements and campaign literature, or in debates where they can't be cross-examined.
But when they come into court and they have to support those opinions and they have to defend those opinions under oath and cross-examination, those opinions just melt away. And that's what happened here. There simply wasn't any evidence, there weren't any of those studies. There weren't any empirical studies. That's just made up. That's junk science. It's easy to say that on television. But a witness stand is a lonely place to lie. And when you come into court you can't do that.
That's what we proved: We put fear and prejudice on trial, and fear and prejudice lost."