Thursday, March 25, 2004

Good Question

I meant to put this up when I first saw it on Tuesday:

Speaking in highly personal terms, a gay member of Congress on Tuesday challenged supporters of a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages, asking “who are we hurting” when homosexuals want to express the same emotional commitment as other Americans.

“All we are saying is, ‘Please, can’t we in our lives do this?”‘ said Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass. “When I go home from today’s work and I choose because of my nature to associate with another man, how is that a problem for you? How does that hurt you?”

He drew no immediate reply from Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans supporting the proposed amendment. [CNN]

The unspoken answer, of course, is “It doesn’t hurt us. We’re only doing this because we’re craven sycophants to a bunch of bigots.”