Homo Hey, I Was on the Teevee
posted by May 16 at 10:02 AMon
I was on CNN last night, on Anderson Cooper’s show, discussing the Supreme Court of California’s gay marriage decision with Tony Perkins, head douchebag from the Family Research Council. Doing that kind of teevee is hard: you’re in a dark room, staring into a black camera lens, you’re not getting any visual cues from the person you’re being interviewed by, and you only have a brief moment to make your point before you’re interrupted by the host or the other talking/shouting head. So if you think I sucked—and it’s entirely possible that I did—blame the format not the faggot.
Anyway, there was one point I wanted to make and failed to during my segment: the normally right-about-everything Jeffrey Toobin was wrong about something.
Religious bigots in California have already gathered enough signatures to place an anti-gay marriage amendment to California’s state constitution before the voters this November. If the amendment passes, it would undo the California’s supreme courts marriage decision and, essentially, invalidate the legal marriages that thousands of same-sex couples in California will have entered into this summer and fall. Shortly before I came on, Jeffrey Toobin, CNN’s legal affairs analyst, predicted that voters would pass the amendment that—hadn’t voters, after all, approved gay marriage bans and anti-gay-marriage amendments in every state where they had been placed on the ballot?
Uh, no, voters have not.
In 2006 an anti-gay marriage amendment was rejected by voters in John McCain’s home state of Arizona. McCain, who opposes a federal anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment, endorsed Arizona’s state anti-gay amendment—you can see his sweaty, pink head at the end of this commercial.
The failure of the 2006 anti-gay marriage amendment in Arizona should give us hope. It failed in a conservative state in 2006, which was a very bad year for the GOP. California is a much more liberal state and 2008 is shaping up to be an even worse year for the GOP. If we can beat this thing anywhere, we can beat it in California.