Maryland democrats show a lack of moral fibre…

Despite all our hopes that Maryland would vote for marriage equality, at the last hour, a few democrats decided to stab equality in the back. We know why they did it, the brutal bully tactics of the National Organization for Marriage and their associated groups convinced them that standing up for what is right, was unacceptable.

I don’t exactly know how to react, I was honestly expecting Maryland to stand proud and true for equality, but apparently I had more faith in those delegates than they deserved. Apparently loud and hate-filled groups of church members berated those delegates, including one of the original sponsors into cowardice.

The “Black Church” is constantly raised up by hate groups like NOM and FRC as being opposed to marriage equality, in an effort to try to make us feel uncomfortable about striking back. But hatred is hatred, whether it comes from someone who is still hated, or a straight white man. The church was forced on their ancestors as a way to control them, a way of justifying what was happening, and now they are trying to justify hatred against us with that same church.

You don’t get a free pass to practice hatred, just the same way as an abuser who was abused does not get a free pass to abuse.

We have not lost this fight, and we will never give up fighting, no matter what the arsenal arrayed against us. This was a tactical loss, and Maggie Gallagher and her winged monkeys should know that the only thing they have a hope of doing is delaying the march of equality.

As far as Tiffany Alston and Melvin Stukes go, I hope that they find it difficult to sleep at night given the harm they have done to Maryland, and its families.

A republican state senator, who fights for Gay Marriage?

Senator Kittleman of the 9th District of Maryland has stood up against the almost insurmountable forces of intolerance at the heart of his party.

Initially when the tides of equality seemed to be heading towards the Maryland Legislature, Kittleman chose to try to find a compromise by proposing a civil unions bill. Now while I may not agree, i applaud his efforts towards bridging the divide between progressives and intolerants. However when his own side refused to support such a measure, he chose what he felt was right for his constituents over the platform of his party.

More than that however, he went against the tenets of his own faith, which are firmly conservative christian, and instead went with his principles on the constitution that clearly state we are not a theocracy.

I know I’m generally fairly anti-religious in my viewpoint, this represents the way things should be in American Politics, a devout member of a faith, disagrees on the basis of his religion but then when he enters the legislature he does not drag his or her faith in behind him.

Allan Kittleman, I’m sure we would disagree on so many things, but you are a True American and an honorable man, thank you for your courage.

Via our friends at the NOM Blog who keep telling us about the brave and courageous people they hate and want to destroy.