Okay, so I wasn't gonna post again before I left but then I was listening to NPR and I heard them interview Maggie Gallagher, the defense of marriage advocate and I got so ticked I couldn't stand it. I've been following the gay marriage thing for a while now and I was totally stoked by yesterday's ruling. I am one of those folks who totally believes that it is a civil rights/human rights issue.
I'm not saying that folks can't disagree with me. They can and do all the time. My real beef is when you read some of the crap espoused by folks like MG and realize what a complete lack of critical thinking skills her argument possesses. Or perhaps it's more to say what an narrow argument she puts forth. This morning when she was being interviewed one of her primary complaints was that the ruling made individuals like herself look bigoted because the case is being portrayed as a human rights issue. Big news Maggie depriving basic rights to group who is biologically or socially different than yourself is indeed prejudiced.
If for some reason you would like your blood to simmer the way mine did this morning you can check our Gallagher's rhetoric here. Being an ex sociology major I would be seriously curious where she gets her numbers from.