The Morning Quote

The Connexion reports:

[Former President of France] Mr Sarkozy accused the [French] socialist government of “humiliating families and humiliating people who love the family” by introducing the legislation allowing same-sex marriage, though he said getting rid of the law was not a priority when so many were jobless.

For the record, M. Sarkozy has been married 3 times, with notable mistresses during each marriage. Unlike Newticles, Sarkozy does not marry his mistresses, nor does he bang his staff.

Legal Snark

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Oh, have you read Judge Richard Posner’s decision striking down the Marriage Equality Ban in Indiana and Wisconsin? If you have not you are missing out on some sublime snark. This is one of my favorite passages:

In other words, Indiana’s government thinks that straight couples tend to be sexually irresponsible, producing unwanted children by the carload, and so must be pressured (in the form of governmental encouragement of marriage through a combination of sticks and carrots) to marry, but that gay couples, unable as they are to produce children wanted or unwanted, are model parents—model citizens re-ally—so have no need for marriage. Heterosexuals get drunk and pregnant, producing unwanted children; their reward is to be allowed to marry. Homosexual couples do not produce unwanted children; their reward is to be denied the right tomarry. Go figure.

And it carries on in that fine tradition.

(Hat tip: Charm School Dropout)

When You Fight Redefining Marriage…

…by redefining fasting:

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Virginia-based anti-gay group Family Foundation has announced a fast in opposition to same-sex marriage – but participants will be be allowed to eat, reports Pink News.

The group’s 40 Days of Prayer, Fasting and Repentance For Marriage started on August 27th and runs until October 5th, the day before the Supreme Court begins its next session and hears the first in a series of same-sex marriage appeals cases.

However, not wanting to expend too much energy on hatred, the group announced “we are asking the entire Body of Christ to join us for this feast – giving up physical food isn’t necessary – but feeding on the spiritual food provided is vital.”

An, Xristian Xrazies: they can have their cake and eat it, too.

(TowleRoad)

“It’s Texas, Jake”

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Today in projection…

“The district court broadened the definition of the ‘existing right to marry’ as one that includes the right of people to ‘select the partners of their choosing’ for marriage, without regard to sex,” the brief states. “If the right to select ‘partners of their choosing’ is the criterion used to invoke marriage as a fundamental right, then marriage restrictions on age, polygamy, and consanguinity are also ripe for challenge.”

We’re back to the argument that left to their own devices, Texans would marry a sheep.

Thanks To The Orange Satan

Last night, I tweeted:

…and I fully meant to pick up the thread this morning, and promptly forgot. So thanks to The Orange Satan, they have given Brian Brown and NOM the ridicule that it so richly deserve.

But while the Daily Kos takes a long, long time to destroy this stupidity, I will say this: Brian Brown talking about chairs as a metaphor for marriage is very funny. Dude should be an interior decorator.

Some Mental Masturbation From Heritage Foundation

Meet Ryan T. Anderson:

Ryan T. Anderson researches and writes about marriage and religious liberty as the William E. Simon Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. He also focuses on justice and moral principles in economic thought, health care and education, and has expertise in bioethics and natural law theory.

And this newly minted Heritage princeling believes that semantics wins the case over legal standing. This is like a college freshman’s essay that begins with a definition from Webster’s Dictionary.

Santorum Is On Everyone’s Lips

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So what is ol’ man-on-dawg Frothy going to do, now that he is a blue-collar populist avoiding social issues? NOM’s Brian Brown has the exciting news!

I’m thrilled to announce that my good friend and stalwart marriage, family, and life champion, presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum will be speaking at this year’s March for Marriage on June 19th.

From his days in the Senate, through his Presidential campaigns, Senator Santorum has never hesitated to stand for marriage and make the argument that the social values of our nation are of primary importance to the well-being of our families and children.

As always, it sounds like as much fun as a sneeze during a piss:

Senator Santorum is a huge addition to our already incredible speaker list that includes Governor Mike Huckabee, Archbishop Salvatore Cordielone, New York State Senator Rev. Rubin Diaz, and the Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall and Ryan T. Anderson, among many others.

The 2016 Goat Rodeo is looking better and better!

The Althouse Effect

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Our Lady of Merlot has a post up on Marriage Equality in Wisconsin; she’s positive on the topic (“It’s a beautiful, warm late spring night and the atmosphere was low key and not at all protest-y or political. These were couples doing what they should have been able to do all along.”), but her readers are not:

Disgusting and appalling that we see repeated the pattern that local clerks — Democrats — pull stunts with extended hours while real lawyers try to get real judges to stay the constitutionality opinions until a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals can rule. Invariably (?) the appellate courts have ruled — as they should — that district court orders on major state constitutional questions should be stayed pending appeal. Utah, Michigan, Virginia; you name it. They have all put stays into effect. After, that is, a rainbow-parade circus of gay marriages in the intervening hours.

It is an abomination to the rule of law and good trial court/appellate court procedure.

So, who authorized the overtime and expenditure of taxpayers money for something that can wait until normal office hours?

Now comes the all out attack on freedom of association and the attempt to destroy the Catholic Church.

In fact, it’s already started.

You are an intensely destructive woman, Althouse.

You are Exhibit A in why the patriarchy should be restored and why women should not occupy your position. Your job should be reserved for a heterosexual man with a family.

I would link to her post, but then I’d have Mead show up here again protecting his meal ticket. Anyway, go read the comments there. These people will turn on a dime to shiv their heroes.

Somewhere, Maggie Gallagher Weeps

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A U.S. District Court judge in Eugene has denied a motion by the National Organization for Marriage to intervene in Oregon’s gay marriage case.

Judge Michael McShane issued his decision Wednesday morning from the bench after an hour of oral arguments. NOM said it would appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The group also said it would seek a stay on any further action by McShane.

If my memory serves me correctly, that 0 – 17, NOM. Go home.