D.C. Haters Ask Superior Court For Gay Marriage Voter Referendum Backed By 39 GOP Congressmen

Relentlessly hateful, evil, and “quasi religious” homophobobe Bishop Harry Jackson (I don’t believe he was really ordained anywhere and it’s never been proven) and his Stand 4 Marriage DC Coalition has asked the D.C. Superior Court to order the Board of Elections and Ethics to allow their “Marriage Initiative of 2009” on the ballot so they can begin collecting signatures.  In the filing, U.S. senators James Inhofe (Okla.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.) and 37 House Republicans align with Bishop Harry Jackson, pastor of Hope Christian Church, in asking the court to reverse a D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics decision prohibiting the same-sex marriage question to be put before voters.

In addition to Wicker and Inhofe, House Minority Leader John Boehner (Ohio) and Minority Whip Eric Cantor (Va.), the brief was also signed by the usual bunch of Right Wing Congress crazies including U.S. Reps. Robert Aderholt (Ala.), Todd Akin (Mo.), Michele Bachmann (Minn.), J. Gresham Barrett (S.C.), Roscoe Bartlett (Md.), Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), John Boozman (Ark.), Jason Chaffetz (Utah), John Fleming (La.), J. Randy Forbes (Va.), Virginia Foxx (N.C.), Scott Garrett (N.J.), Phil Gingrey (Ga.), Louie Gohmert (Tex.), Jeb Hensarling (Tex.), Wally Herger (Calif.), Walter Jones (N.C.), Jim Jordan (Ohio), Steve King (Iowa), Jack Kingston (Ga.), John Kline (Minn.) Doug Lamborn (Colo.), Robert Latta (Ohio), Don Manzullo (Ill.), Michael McCaul (Tex.), Thaddeus McCotter (Mich.), Patrick McHenry (N.C.), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.), Jeff Miller (Fla.), Jerry Moran (Kan.), Randy Neugebauer (Tex.), Mike Pence (Ind.), Joe Pitts (Pa.), Mark Souder (Ind.) and Todd Tiahrt (Kan.).

What I would like to know is where are our big money sucking orgs and D.C. Gay Marriage groups and what are they doing to combat this?  Are they collecting Democratic signatures?  Are they putting together pro-gay marriage advertising compaigns.  How about public advertising campaings that state that CIVIL RIGHTS SHOULD NOT BE VOTED UPON? Perhaps bus ads showing Marion Barry, Harry Jackson and Maggie Gallagher with a question about “Where would THEY BE if African American and Womens Rights were voted upon?  Sweet jesus can we please grow some balls and brains? Or are we going to sit back and be above it all once again and wait to be shat upon.

We truly need to stop begging for our rights and start fighting.  Using the if not the same strategy as our foe’s at least a more proactive one.

We must learn to FIGHT and we must FIGHT TO WIN!


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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