Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Quote of the Day

[The state of] Kentucky says that its marriage ban doesn't discriminate, since gay couples are still free to marry someone of the opposite sex. This is exactly the same argument that was used to justify bans on interracial marriage, and it's essentially saying: "You're free to do whatever you want, as long as you actually do something else."

– Matt Baume
Excerpted from "The Four Worst Anti-Gay Marriage Arguments Ever"
The Huffington Post
April 7, 2015

Related Off-site Links:
When "Religious Liberty" Was Used to Justify Racism Not Homophobia – Ian Millhiser (Think Progress, February 26, 2015).
Two Pretexts Walk Into a Bar: The Arguments Against Gay Marriage Can’t Be Reconciled with the Arguments for Religious Freedom Acts – Dahlia Lithwick (Slate, April 2, 2015).
U.S. Catholic Leaders Successfully Rebrand Their Church as Preëminent Church of Anti-Gay Bigotry: Testimony from Easter Talk Shows – William D. Lindsey (Bilgrimage, April 7, 2015).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Something to Think About – March 31, 2015
Quote of the Day – February 2, 2015
Marriage: "Part of What is Best in Human Nature"
Quote of the Day – December 30, 2014
Rediscovering What Has Been Written on Our Hearts from the Very Beginning
Responding to Bishop Tobin's Remarks on Gay Marriage

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