Saturday, March 8, 2014

Huh?

Via TPM:

Conservative radio host Michael Medved said Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference that no state has ever banned gay marriage and any claim to the contrary is “a liberal lie.”

“There has never been a state in this country that has ever banned gay marriage,” Medved said during a panel titled “Can Libertarians and Social Conservatives Ever Get Along?” after another panelist referenced historical discrimination against LGBT couples. “That is a liberal lie.”

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To be clear: 30 states have banned same-sex marriage in their state constitution, usually by legally defining marriage as between a man and a woman, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

His logic is to assert that the language states use in their definition of marriage as of it being between two people of the opposite sex; it never says that two people of the same sex can’t get married.

This is the same logic used by racists to defend bans against interracial marriage: sure black and white people can get married; they just can’t marry each other.

Instead of taking a stand for what he really believes — that marriage equality is wrong — he weasels his way out of having to defend the indefensible.  What a coward.

2 barks and woofs on “Huh?

  1. Rightwingers consider themselves to have high moral standards. Well, to me, being dishonest is more immoral than anything people do in their bedroom. More damage has been done by dishonesty than any other immoral act. Medved is using weasel words here, i.e., being dishonest.

  2. This is just part of the right wing pattern. Repeat it until it’s true. If I say the lie over and over, louder and louder, some portion of the population simply believes it. Eventually it even becomes self-referential: “you read it all over the place, it HAS to be true”.

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