(Excerpt from The Top 10 Conservative Idiots, No. 343)
Look Who's Protecting Marriage Now Edition
#1 Idiot (it's a tie!) Larry Craig and David Vitter
June 30, 2008
Let's begin this week with an entry from the "So Messed Up It Can't Possibly Be True - Oh My God It's True" file...
Two United States Senators implicated in extramarital sexual activity have named themselves as co-sponsors of S. J. RES. 43, dubbed the Marriage Protection Amendment. If ratified, the bill would amend the United States Constitution to state that marriage "shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman."
The two senators are of course Larry Craig (R-Naturally), who pleaded guilty to trolling for sex in an airport bathroom, and David Vitter (R-Obviously), who admitted to cheating on his wife with high-priced prostitutes in Washington DC. While wearing diapers.
Clearly their principled action comes not a moment too soon - after all, "traditional marriage" is truly under attack. Just take a look at this recent CNN story:
Breaking ground is nothing new in the nearly six-decade relationship of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon.
The lesbian couple were the first to participate in a 2004 challenge of California laws against same-sex marriage, exchanging wedding vows only to see the ceremony voided later.
But on Monday, Martin, 87, and Lyon, 84, exchanged vows again. This time, California law -- at least for now -- was on their side.
"When you consider these two women, who have been denied their rights for 55 years -- put yourself in their shoes and you start to feel a little bit differently," said Newsom, adding that allowing gay and lesbians to marry is about giving them the respect and dignity they deserve.
So keep up the good work, Sens. Craig and Vitter. I'm so glad that you two fine, upstanding gentlemen have the values and integrity necessary to defend "traditional marriage" from despicable subhumans like Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon.
sauce: Democratic Underground