The gay community has plenty of challenges to overcome in our quest for equal marriage rights. Many conservatives (and a fair number of liberals) are against gay marriage, mostly because of their religious leanings. Some aren’t religious at all; they just think it’s wrong to allow couples of the same sex the right to marry, flying in the face of thousands of years of tradition. Gay and lesbian people make up barely more than 2% of the total population, so we’re naturally outnumbered. Plenty of lawmakers feel that it would be detrimental to American society to allow gay marriage. The Defense of Marriage Act was passed by a largely Republican Senate and House and signed into law by none other than Bill Clinton (and he was supposed to be our hero!). As if we didn’t have enough problems as it is…
Enter Barney Frank and his huge freakin’ yapper.
That brainless, toothless wonder said in an interview with an as-yet-unnamed gay news agency, “At some point, [the Defense of Marriage Act] is going to have to go to the United States Supreme Court…I wouldn’t want it to go to the United States Supreme Court now because that homophobe Antonin Scalia has got too many votes on this current court.”
Barney, could you be just a little more inflammatory? Could you make it any more difficult for us than it already is? Instead of trying to have a civil conversation with those who disagree with us, you’re going to insult them all just like your constituents? Is it possible in the least for you to try to be nice? Has it occurred to you that they might be more willing to listen if you WOULD be nice? Of course not! You’re too busy griping and moaning about how unfair it is for you.
You have just guaranteed that there is no way in heaven, hell or on Earth that the current SCOTUS will ever render a vote in our favor on the issue of gay marriage. The further you push this issue, the more you insult Justice Scalia and those who think the way he does, the worse you make it for us. Scalia isn’t going anywhere any time soon. And the way you Democrats are playing now, conservatives will win the day in 2010 and 2012–guaranteeing that Obama will have one hell of a hard time getting anyone more liberal than O’Connor named to the bench. You’re not helping our chances with this kind of garbage.
Do us a favor, Barney, and SHUT UP.