TBP editor Waymon Hudson got quoted in the Contra Coast Times last week in an article about how some clergy aren't signing marriage licenses anymore:
"I think the need to untangle civil marriage and the rights associated with it from religious blessing is an important step to moving towards full marriage equality in our country," said South Florida editor Waymon Hudson, president of Fight OUT Loud, a national organization that advocates protection against hate crime and discrimination.
Hudson and his partner plan to travel to San Francisco this summer to marry.
"Our country's idea of marriage is completely too intertwined with religion, which is why we have fallen behind other countries in the world when it comes to marriage equality," he said. "Spain, one of the most Catholic countries in the world, allows same sex marriage because they are able to separate the religious aspect from the civil contract, something our society is unwilling or unable to do."
In the article's quotation battle, Waymon's put up against this:
Much of the world disagrees with what Hudson calls marriage equality, said a spokesman for the California Family Council.
"For many religious individuals who hold marriage to be between a man and a woman, that is a religious belief and character," said legislative coordinator Everett Rice.
"As a historic or traditional understanding it has always been understood in law that marriage is specifically between a man and a woman. Some folks may have issues with religion, but the discussion is not just relegated to religious perspective, and that's not just in the U.S. and Canada, it's around the globe."
The law the whole world over sees marriage as heterosexual? Not just US and Canada? Even though two states and the nation of Canada legally recognize same-sex marriage? And South Africa, Belgium, Spain, and the Netherlands are there with them?
And weren't these the exact same people who got mad that the Supreme Court looked to other countries in the Lawrence?
But it's better than this brainiac:
"Marriage between a man and a woman is a Biblical institution," said Robert Tyler, general counsel for Advocates for Faith and Freedom, the legal arm behind Proposition 22. "Someone who says it is a wholly legal institution must be someone who doesn't read the Bible. Our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles."
And anyone who thinks that the US was founded on "Judeo-Christian principles" must be someone who hasn't read up on US history.