NOM Attacks Ginsburg to Raise Money


When I saw that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was going to officiate a same-sex wedding in Washington, DC, I couldn’t wait to see how the wingnuts threw a fit about it. The National Organization for Marriage is not only having a tantrum over it, they’re using it to raise money.

A recent story in the Washington Post illustrates the importance of the work that you and I are doing together. Perhaps you read about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiating at a same-sex ‘wedding’ last weekend. It was not so much her actions that are so problematic, as her motivation.

She said, “I think it will be one more statement that people who love each other and want to live together should be able to enjoy the blessings and the strife in the marriage relationship.”

Justice Ginsburg is obviously clueless when it comes to understanding the true nature of marriage. And that is terribly scary since she’s one of the nine most important people in America when it comes to preserving the future of this great institution. Like so many who wish to redefine marriage, Ginsburg utterly fails to appreciate this deep, nature-inspired institution that connects men and women to each other and to any children born of their union.

No she doesn’t. She just recognizes that allowing gay people to get married does absolutely nothing to diminish marriage between men and women. This is always the missing link in the arguments offered by the anti-gay bigots. They just leap right over it with this absurd syllogism:

1. Marriage is good and important.
2. Nothing
3. Therefore we should not allow gays to get married.

That second part of the argument is kind of important and they have nothing at all to put there.

Painfully, Justice Ginsburg and the majority of her colleagues in the DOMA case have put the desires of adults ahead of the rights and needs of the most vulnerable and innocent among us, our children. If it were not for the interests of children, then government would have no need for an institution like marriage.

Funny how that never applies to the hundreds of thousands of children being raised by gay parents.

Comments

  1. says

    The scare quotes were a nice touch, but it could have used a bit about how they’re writing this at 3 am and they can’t sleep because they are so worried about the future of the family.

  2. hunter says

    About the header — NOM uses everything to raise money. Word is that one of their top secret donors pulled out and they lost a third of their funding. Brown is really sweating the next paycheck.

    As for the rest of the hot air, if anyone’s clueless about the nature of marriage, it’s NOM. Here’s a clue for you, Brian: government has no real need for marriage to begin with. It’s not involved because of the rights of children — it’s involved because marriage contributes to an orderly society. At least, it used to, before the advent of no-fault divorce and (straight) swingers’ clubs.

  3. Tony Anderson says

    I think they mean this (except they never say it explicitly):

    1. Marriage is good and important.
    2. Gays are evil.
    3. Therefore we should not allow gays to get married.

  4. Synfandel says

    1. Marriage is good and important.
    2. Gay people: Eww! Ick! I’m scared.
    3. Therefore we should not allow gays to get married.

  5. says

    I think portraying their logic as a two-premises-equals-a-conclusion model significantly overstates the level of logic involved.

    It’s:

    1. GOD.

    2. Therefore we should not allow gays to get married.

    Marry this to an authoritarian’s love of absolute law from their particular authority, and their insistence that nothing must ever change (except those things they want changed), and their still-baffledness that not everyone can recognize how inherently ungodly being gay is, leaving alone their failure to understand that ungodliness doesn’t sound like a bad thing to a lot of people.

  6. godlesspanther says

    It goes:

    1. aituv58r r8ug fj;g;gjar ri;agjajgasc djk;

    2. dsjkf aelrkjiiejrfa; dlskjf a;j ;aslfij

    3. Therefor gay marriage is really bad.

  7. Chiroptera says

    Painfully, Justice Ginsburg and the majority of her colleagues in the DOMA case have put the desires of adults ahead of the rights and needs of the most vulnerable and innocent among us, our children.

    This is true. Every same sex marriage involves breaking apart a “godly” marriage and the children being thrown into the street to fend for themselves.

    Or something.

  8. D. C. Sessions says

    Painfully, Justice Ginsburg and the majority of her colleagues in the DOMA case have put the desires of adults ahead of the rights and needs of the most vulnerable and innocent among us, our children.

    Funny how the same people have no worries about those same children regarding food, shelter, medical care, and education.

  9. Moggie says

    Ginsburg utterly fails to appreciate this deep, nature-inspired institution

    And what a beautiful nature-inspired institution it is! There are few more touching sights in nature than two bonobos taking their vows before their hairy minister, or a happy lion couple celebrating their anniversary.

  10. Doug Little says

    She said, “I think it will be one more statement that people who love each other and want to live together should be able to enjoy the blessings and the strife in the marriage relationship.”

    Sounds like marriage to me, what am I missing about the “True” nature of it?

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