Orwellian Catholics: Gay Marriage is homophobic

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    Dec 21, 2009 3:36 AM GMT
    "I blame the proponents of this [same sex marriage*] law, as proponents of homophobia in Mexico. Why? Because Mexican culture is not ready for this stuff and it can unleash homophobia such that it will be unstoppable. What we want is to help discrimination to be absolutely eradicated."

    - Armando Martínez, President of the Catholic Lawyers Association in Mexico

    *The Federal District Legislative Assembly is set to pass by a lopsided margin a Same Sex Marriage bill tomorrow.

    Orwellian is the only adjective I can think of (Ok, outrageous too). They want to stop marriage equality no matter what. They are threatening (politically) Mexico City's mayor in order to obtain a veto even thought he has already pledged to sign the bill, they've been storming the lawmakers' offices, they want a 50 million referendum in the middle of a recession while the latest poll shows 50% of approval, they want the law overturned in court if it passes, and if all that fails expect a campaign of lies to begin.

    But the gem is the "help to end discrimination" part, because what they mean is the old argument that "everyone has the right to marry a person of the opposite sex" and because gay people are really straight people "with issues" it is discrimination to allow them to marry who they say they want to marry.

    As for the Mexican culture thing... yeah, let's can fairness less the next generation doesn't inherit the current one's prejudice just when we are at the tipping point. Yes, sometimes invisibility protects from some of homophobia's harm, but we know "Silence is death" and we've been a long way since silence and death was the norm. I'm not giving a step back, and you?

    Source: http://www.notisistema.com/noticias/?p=230572 (Spanish, but expect the English speaking media to catch up tomorrow)
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    Dec 21, 2009 7:42 AM GMT
    This is like smokers who don't realize how bad they smell because they are so used to it. The reason the lawyer has homophobia is because his religious doctrine teaches him that homosexuality is bad.
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    Dec 21, 2009 7:57 AM GMT
    At this link, anti-marriage american organization NOM's representative notes that allowing Gays to marry would be wrong because it "forces" people to live in a sinful relationship. It is like she cannot grasp for one thing that no one is "FORCED" to get married, and for another thing her reasoning is circular -- same-sex marriage is sinful because it is sinful.

    http://www.goodasyou.org/good_as_you/2009/09/nun-your-business-whats-really-behind-noms-anti-civil-habit.html

    It all boils down to, "My religious beliefs should become your law"
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    Dec 21, 2009 9:25 AM GMT
    ActiveAndFit saidIt all boils down to, "My religious beliefs should become your law"


    Exactly, and this is a fair part of what is wrong with politics in the USA.