Here is part of a pathetic e-mail from NOM’s Brian Brown, desperately looking for a victory in the Supreme Court’s stay on Utah’s marriage equality decision. Sorry, B, but the stay was an expected bump in the road on the inevitable path to (our) victory, and suggests that the Supreme Court sees the writing on the wall and is gearing up for a much broader ruling on marriage equality in the next few years. Joe explains that the e-mail is approximately 3,000 words long and includes a call for a Federal Marriage Amendment, which, in fact, will never happen. As I have said before, we are watching the anti-gay movement begin to go through the classic stages of grief, and some are intent on lingering on denial:
“We are encouraged by the Supreme Court’s putting the brakes on the lawlessness in Utah this week. By its unanimous decision to grant a stay, the Supreme Court shows that the Justices recognize when the rule of law is being flouted and when judicial activism has run amok — even those liberal Justices who voted for the flawed majority decision in Windsor! The granting of this stay changes the momentum in a very real way
Sad. He really thinks the momentum has changed.
and slows the stampede of rabid same-sex marriage bullies who are willing to trample over the rights of everyone else in order to get their way.
Sadder. He really thinks that people’s rights are being taken away, when in actuality, the only people equality affects negatively are those professional anti-gays who are so obsessed with their hatred and so fundamentally unemployable that they risk destitution once we have fully won.
There’s no telling how many true constitutional rights these radicals would run roughshod over to gain their prize of a faux right to genderless ‘marriage’ and a regime under which Christians and others are relegated to second-class citizen status. We must take advantage of this momentum shift and petition Congress today calling for decisive action for the protection of our fundamental liberties. Surely the Justices on the Supreme Court are not the only ones in Washington who have noted the absurd arrogance and brazen overreaching of the deceptively-named ‘marriage equality’ movement.”
Saddest. He’s calling, again, for a Federal Marriage Amendment, an idea that died and went to hell in 2006, and which many Republicans today wouldn’t even support. Moreover, a great majority of the American people now support marriage equality and we won NINE MARRIAGE EQUALITY STATES last year. The fact that Utah is tied up in litigation is irrelevant. We will ultimately win that fight, and unlike Brian, when we say things like that, we actually have a track record that doesn’t require pretending that the last five years didn’t happen.
I always suggest that people like Brian start working on their résumés, but they never listen.