Monday, April 20, 2009

The Debate on Marriage Equality Is Over...

some anonymous dude on YouTube just won.

Interesting tangent: has anyone else noted how the right's rhetoric on this issue has shifted in the past couple of years? They're not scaring people about Teh Ghey anymore - rather, they're trying to say that allowing same-sex marriage will infringe on your freedom. Which is a bizarre, counterintuitive argument to make (as the YouTube vid I linked to argues), but a) anti-gay sentiment is becoming more socially unacceptable among those inhabiting the vast American middle, and b) if most voters realize that allowing gays to enter into a civil marriage will not affect them in the slightest, they'll be more likely to vote for it. What I'm saying is this - the right knows that if they just went anti-gay, they'd lose and lose badly. So they have to make this stretch (or a similar stretch) in order to convince people that same-sex marriage hurts the average voter, since it's the only way to keep marriage equality from happening.

I guess what I'm really trying to say is that the HRC should find this guy and plaster him all over the country.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Fortunately, I'm not in favor of religious freedom either. So it's a wash for me.