Maybe Time magazine is right since conservatives are seemingly throwing in the towel left and predominately right on the whole gay marriage thing.
First Bill O’Reilly nearly gave Stephen Colbert a satirical heart attack with his ambivalent endorsement and now soft-boiled potato and Republican stalwart Rush Limbaugh has weighed in on the issue.
On his radio show yesterday, Limbaugh called the fight against marriage equality “lost” and that it is now “inevitable,” regardless of what the Supreme Court decides on Prop 8 and DOMA.
On Wednesday, Limbaugh said same-sex marriage opponents are being told “the country is changing and you better get with it and understand it. The genie is not getting put back in the bottle.”
“And I think that’s right,” he added. “I don’t care what this court does with this particular ruling, Proposition 8. I think the inertia is clearly moving in the direction that there is going to be gay marriage at some point nationwide.”
So it’s not so much an enthusiastic “gay marriage is happening!” so much as a defeated “ugh, gay marriage…FINE!”
Limbaugh did, however, take issue with O’Reilly “marginalizing” opponents as “Bible-thumpers,” but argues that he and his lost the battle because they allowed the term “marriage” to be “bastardized.”
Despite these conservative concessions, however, the fight is far from over so don’t rest on those liberal laurels quite yet, kids. Opinion may be in our favor, but as long as there are laws on the books that discriminate against LGBT people, there’s no real victory.
(h/t: Gay Star News)
Rushbo thinks conservatives allowed gays to “bastardize” the term “marriage”? Is he joking? Isn’t he on his third or fourth wife? If marriage has been bastardized, it’s bastards like him who are responsible, not gays who are trying to get married once.
The battle is not yet over. I fear that the SCOTUS will overturn DOMA but just give a technical reason for overturning Prop 8. With most states still refusing to offer same sex marriages, we still will have years of work ahead of us.
What’s sad for conservatives is: it did not have to be this way. If instead of trying to marginalize gay unions with DOMA conservatives had REMOVED marriage from Federal Law and replaced it everywhere with Civil Unions, I would have been OK with that. As long as same sex and opposite sex couples are treated EXACTLY the same, and the same terminology is used for both, I didn’t care if the word marriage was applied to it.
Now, that’s not good enough. We are a discriminated against minority and I want us to have it ALL.
@Jeffrey: Here here!!
@yaoming: He’s going through a third messy divorce apparently. His other wives were paid off not to say anything about the breakups and even had them sign an agreement to that effect. Makes you wonder what is it that is so terrible he buys them off to keep their mouths shut. Probably a cross dresser or worse, a closet case.
This article would’ve ended perfectly by adding “…yet.” to the last statement. 🙂
As I have said before, if “marriage” is such a religious institution, the it should only be use in ceremonies in such a institution.
State and Federal Government should only be in the business of “civil unions”. As it stand now, you can get married in a church all you want, if the couple does not have a marrige lic issued by the state, it dont mean a damn thing.
Marriges are preformed by clergy, rabbies, priest etc; civil untions are preformed my governemnt.
My husband and I were “married” at the courthouse, by a judge, with no religion involved, and we have a “Marriage Certificate.” We are “married,” not “civil-unioned.”
Websters defines marriage as “(1) : the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law,” and “(2) : the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage.”
Religious folks are free to call theirs “the sacrament of holy matrimony,” and reserve that for their religious ceremonies; I have no objection to that. But they can’t hijack the word “marriage’ for their own use in an attempt to make other’s unions seen as “less-than.” That’s simply childish, and there’s been far too much of that nonsense already.
Exactly. It’s so funny that a lot of these conservative, family-values, traditional people do not live up to their own standards.
@yaoming: Exactly! I cannot stand this guy!
I think Rush is HOT! Especially if he would keep his mouth shut, loose some weight, kick the drugs, and become a liberal. Hot, Hot, Hot!
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