Video: Ruth brings USCCB’s tune to Music City; at this Opry, gay equality’s the phantom

Jennifer Roback Morse, the Catholic head of the Catholic Ruth Institute (which is itself an affiliate of the Catholic National Organization For Marriage) is rallying even more young folks to use their Catholicism against, among other things, gay people’s *CIVIL* marriage equality:

“Based on a pastoral letter from the USCCB”? That’s great, when it comes to Our Lady of Ruth Institute’s religious ceremony. But unless we were all craned into Vatican City while we slept, we’re thinking that our CIVIL MARRIAGE EQUALITY conversation should abide by another document!




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‘Them’ and ‘They’: The phantom gay monolith that’s thorning Shirley’s rose

Shirley Huntley, the Queens, NY, Democrat who opposes marriage equality, is fighting to keep her seat in the midst of a primary challenge from pro-equality Lynn Nunes. So what does she do? Well, without providing any proof of the connection, she intimates that gay rights activists are sending her death threats, natch:

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State Sen. Shirley Huntley Mailer Links Death Threats To Gay Marriage Supporters [NY Daily News]

Could it be a gay activist that sent the flowers? Perhaps. But it could also be a disgruntled former employee of her maintenance company Huntley Enterprises. It could be a constituent disgruntled with her health care views. It might be a supporter using the victim strategy that is so popular with those who vote against equality. Hell, it could be a local delivery man who misdirected someone’s floral parting gift! The point is that we do not know, and neither does Sen. Huntley.

As a gay New Yorker myself, I can tell you that silly political stunts are nowhere on my radar. Preserving equality is. Last December, the senator from Southeast Queens joined seven other Democrats in voting against my marriage. No, that action does not deserve a funeral bouquet. But it also doesn’t deserve a vote, IMHO.




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