Watch the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkin’s hit his usual talking points with a smarmy smile: “Sexual license?, “Religious Liberty”, and ” lawyers and judges running the country” as Ted Olsen wipes up the floor with Tony and redeems himself for giving us G.W. Bush
In this corner wearing the white sheet and pointy hat, weighing in at 190 lbs of pure bullshit we have the president of the Family Research Council President Tony Perkins………
At 10AM this Sunday on FOX news Prop 8 attorney Ted Olson and Family Research Council President Tony Perkins will debate the same-sex-marriage issue LIVE!
Via press release from Fox News:
Both sides in the same-sex marriage debate are looking to the Supreme Court as it decides whether or not to weigh in on the issue. The High Court is set to discuss cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, and decide whether to rule on petitions challenging state bans on same-sex marriage. We’ll debate what has become a key social issue within the country, exclusively with Ted Olson, former Solicitor General who served as Co-Counsel for the plaintiffs in Virginia’s same-sex marriage case, and Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council.
And so the fiction that Perkins is a qualified expert on marriage continues…
The ruling was announced late Thursday evening. The order released around 10 p.m. stated the following:
“The Court finds Va. Const. Art. I, § 15-A, Va. Code §§ 20-45.2, 20-45.3, and any other Virginia law that bars same-sex marriage or prohibits Virginia’s recognition of lawful same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions unconstitutional. These laws deny Plaintiffs their rights to due process and equal protection guaranteed under the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.”
“We made a commitment to each other in our love and lives, and now had the legal commitment, called marriage, to match. Isn’t that what marriage is? …I have lived long enough now to see big changes. The older generation’s fears and prejudices have given way, and today’s young people realize that if someone loves someone they have a right to marry. Surrounded as I am now by wonderful children and grandchildren, not a day goes by that I don’t think of Richard and our love, our right to marry, and how much it meant to me to have that freedom to marry the person precious to me, even if others thought he was the “wrong kind of person” for me to marry. I believe all Americans, no matter their race, no matter their sex, no matter their sexual orientation, should have that same freedom to marry. Government has no business imposing some people’s religious beliefs over others. …I support the freedom to marry for all. That’s what Loving, and loving, are all about.”
Meanwhile Family Research Council hate group President Tony Perkins is having a serious case of the vapors:
“It appears that we have yet another example of an arrogant judge substituting her personal preferences for the judgment of the General Assembly and 57 percent of Virginia voters. Our nation’s judicial system has been infected by activist judges, which threaten the stability of our nation and the rule of law. This ruling comes on the heels of Attorney General Mark Herring’s refusal to fulfill his constitutional duty to defend the state’s marriage law. His lawlessness is an insult to the voters of Virginia who rightfully expected elected officials to uphold the laws and constitution of the state, not attack them as Herring has done. An arrogant judiciary is only one of the major consequences of the drive to redefine marriage. Increasingly, Americans are being forced to finance and celebrate unions that not only step on free speech and religious liberty but also deny children a mom and a dad. Rather than live-and-let-live, this court by redefining marriage will create a level of inequality that has never been seen in our country as people are forced to suppress or violate the basic teachings of their faith.” – KKK-affiliated Tony Perkins.
The American Foundation for Equal Rights — with its attention-getting political odd couple of conservative Republican lawyer Theodore Olson and liberal Democrat David Boies — will announce Monday it is joining a lawsuit against what the lawyers called Virginia’s “draconian” laws prohibiting same-sex marriages, the recognition of such marriages performed where they are legal, and civil unions.
Olson and Boies were invited to join the case by attorneys for the plaintiffs, Norfolk residents Timothy Bostic and Tony London who were turned down for a marriage application.
Ted Olson who lives in the state calls it “an attractive target”
This will make for some delicious theater watching Olson and Boies mop the floor with Ken “Sodomy Law” Cuccinelli, if he is involved in the case.
David H. Thompson, the defense attorney in Perry representing supporters of Prop 8, today cross-examined plaintiff witness Dr. George Chauncey, the Yale history professor about how not everybody discriminates against gays and lesbians. Namely, that the journalistic and entertainment media.
Read the transcript from FireDogLake because I can’t evenm bring myself to post such GARBAGE here.
The overall insanity of that whole line of questiuoning is beyond me. I suppose African Americans weren’t discriminated against before the 1965 Civil Rights Act because of Amos ‘n’ Andy on the radio and Bill Bojangles dancing with Shirley Temple in the movies, and Hattie McDaniel getting an Oscar.
I also guess Thompson he failed to watch all of “Brokeback Mountain” because the main character is murdered for being gay. “