Alex Blaze

Because they know they're wrong

Filed By Alex Blaze | June 13, 2008 12:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics, The Movement
Tags: California, gay marriage, lesbian, LGBT, Liberty Counsel, marriage, same-sex marriage, Virginia

The Liberty Counsel is suing to have same-sex marriages in California delayed:

The Virginia-based Liberty Counsel, in a petition with the 1st District Court of Appeal in San Francisco, argued that the wording of the California Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriages allows the lower court to set the terms and schedule for implementing the decision.

Liberty Counsel argued that the high court's May 15 ruling put dozens of state laws addressing marriage into conflict and that the Legislature needs time to address those issues.

They don't care about putting it off. That's not the end game here.

What they do care about is the long-term in California, and they know that the more same-sex marriages that happen there before November, the more people are going to realize that their "sky is falling" message doesn't hold water. It's what happened, massively, in Massachusetts.

Oh, and when they start complaining about the out-of-state money and volunteers going into California, lets remember that this lawsuit is being argued by a Virginia-based fundie group and that a third of their money so far has come from non-Californians, with a quarter million coming from an international Catholic organization.

This is what being dragged kicking and screaming looks like. But they're still being dragged.

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Gerri Ladene | June 13, 2008 1:08 PM

In searching for information on the Liberty Counsel I came across this group associated with them, straight out of the mind of "George W. Orwell". The interesting thing was I found was the news of the President of CWA will be a guest on "Ellen DeGeneres" I'll have to go to a friends to watch this. I can't wait to see how Ellen deals with her!

Gerri Ladene | June 13, 2008 1:30 PM

Sorry, I miss-read the article, this is what was posted on their site. I'm just so dyslexic at times, and that is not a misstatement!

CWA President on CNN & CBN!
Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), recently appeared on CNN Headline News' Showbiz Tonight speaking about the California Supreme Court's decision to allow "gay" marriage and the plans of TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to marry longtime girlfriend Portia De Rossi. Click here to watch!

Just to make a very strong point here. Please do NOT use the acronym for Concern Woman for America as "CWA." The Communications Workers of America use "CWA" and have for far longer than that "women's" group, which is a front for men.

The real CWA is a very supportive union that has accepted LGBT people long before it was acceptable by other unions, and long before Pride at Work existed. They have tried unsuccessfully to get CWfA to stop using CWA, but the courts said they cannot copyright acronyms. There maybe a few exception with companies that have tons of money and have had the acronym for a very long time (AT&T, IBM.)

I'm in the telecommunication field and I have always had the greatest respect for CWA. CWfA loves pissing off CWA and likes that people confuse the two. I won't give them the satisfaction.

Brynn Craffey Brynn Craffey | June 13, 2008 2:05 PM

The people opposing marriage equality are on the wrong side of history and I think their increasingly desperate measures prove that at the bottom of their dark souls, they know it.

Gerri Ladene | June 13, 2008 5:55 PM

Sorry Monica, I didn't mean to Dis' the Communications Workers of America in any way, I do have a tendency to put foot in mouth sometimes. I can understand the angst about the "cwfa" and the acronym confusion they cause!

I wasn't upset at you at all. It's the CWfA that pisses me off the most. They love it that they, the premier hate group in the country, is being confused with a union that has a wonderful acceptance of LGBT people. I talked to CWA officials and this is what they told me.