Today’s action by the Massachusetts legislature blocking a proposed constitutional amendment that would have allowed voters to decide whether to ban gay marriage is the top story around the liberal blogosphere. They’re ecstatic because if given the chance, the people in the supposedly free state of Massachusetts in the supposedly free country known as the United States might overturn a decision enforced by the courts protecting gay marriage.
Pretending he knows something about the “tenets upon which this nation was founded,” Kos gushes over the decision:
Little by little, this country will realize that granting special rights to straight couples violates every tenet upon which this nation was founded…It’s the difference between people who embrace love, and those who seek to politicize and demonize it.
Funny how the liberals who supposedly fight for the “rights of all” against the bigotry of the Right are absolutely silent when it comes the fight of polygamists to be recognized by the state.
Notice how Kos says it’s our favoring of “straight couples” that’s such a major violation of the tenet upon which blah blah blah. To liberals, sexuality shouldn’t matter. But they could care less about quantity. “Special rights” to straight couples is evil because it implies those rights aren’t extended to gay couples. But what about gay or straight quartets? Isn’t telling the polygamy-practicing sect of the Mormon community that they can’t have more than one spouse “politicizing and demonizing” love?
Whenever faced with that question in the past liberals usually just cried slippery slope, but now that polygamists are indeed fighting just as hard for the same rights we supposedly have to extend to gay couples, they just simply ignore it and hope no one notices.