In Nobody should be thanking the FRC Prez People of the Eye state that Angela McCaskell’s sin, if you will, wasn’t in exercising her Civil Liberties, but rather in her “REASONING for doing so since it jeopardizes recently gained LGBTQ marriage rights and because other civil rights are not put up for question / popular vote.”
If women’s suffrage had been up for direct vote, we wouldn’t have gotten the 19th Amendment. If the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was put on the ballot in southern states, we wouldn,t have gotten it passed. If the ADA was put on the ballot, it is unlikely it would have passed. We elect our elected officials to represent we, the people, of the United States and also to uphold the constitution so….
But since different groups are trying to undermine marriage equality various courts have had to examine if these ballots or lawsuits are right, just and good – so far they have been ruling in FAVOR of marriage equality for all. Most recent example:
They point out that Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council is not generally considered an open minded and kind individual, and that McCaskell thanked him by name in her news conference. Further, as Marsha Graham has also pointed out, G.U. is fully within their rights – just as McCaskell was within hers – to terminate her employment. Maryland is an employee at will state.
I enjoyed their take on this story, and therefore reblogged it for you. However, my issue is with Liberals behaving badly. I was shocked, when in a discussion with a rabid Conservative with whom I am close, I was told that Liberals are intolerant. “What?” Exclaimed I, “why we are the very picture of tolerance. We support all people in their struggle for equality.
“Yes,” says my friend, “unless they disagree with you. Then you have the tar and feathers at the ready.”
When I see something like what happened to McCaskill, it is hard for me to disagree with my misguided friend.
Same thing here. I actually find the post by People of the Eye, more to my liking than McCaskell’s exclusionary and regressive politics. But as a great man once said, “I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death, your right to say it.”
Here’s the link to their coverage:
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