My view:

These anti-gay pols are twisting themselves in knots trying to find a way to discriminate when it comes to marriage, but not look like homophobes. It’s a gigantic FAIL as a few House Republicans introduced a non-binding resolution condemning the fed ruling overturning Prop 8. (Washington Blade):

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) is sponsoring the resolution, H. Res. 1607. The measure is pending before the House Judiciary Committee.

The resolution offers findings faulting U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker’s decision for engaging in improper conduct during his consideration of the case. It says Walker “failed to conduct himself in an impartial manner” and “attempted to illegally broadcast the trial in disregard of the harassment such broadcast would invite on witnesses supporting Proposition 8.”

And now, the new squiggly, brain-twister that he tries to lay on the media to say he’s not a hater and bigot.

Smith noted that the debate over Prop 8 isn’t “about the worth of gay individuals.

“Those who support traditional marriage recognize that gay people can be loyal friends, dedicated community leaders, and beloved sons and daughters,” he said. “And those with religious objections to same-sex marriage distinguish between the conduct, which they consider inappropriate, and the person, whom they may cherish and appreciate.”

As of Wednesday, the resolution had 17 co-sponsors, including Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Steve King (R-Iowa).

So, you can cherish and appreciate your frends and relatives by telling them that their relationships are worthless — never mind no one is asking for their religious approval. These pitiful folks still conflate church and state in arguments to deny civil marriage to same sex couples and it’s really undermining their cause the longer they cling to it. Brian Brown of NOM has been asking his shrinking number of supporters to call their members of Congress to ask them to co-sponsor the resolution. This will be great — I want to see and publiclize the list of ignorant bigots signing on to House Resolution 1607.
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