Yesterday a marriage equality ban passed through the Republican-led North Carolina House quicker than a White Castle cheeseburger slides through the lower colon. This occurred after the Republicans tried sneaking the item onto the agenda and then rushed the bill through without any discussion or public comment (because ‘voters will get to express their opinion at the ballot box’). Nice.
But this Progressive Plus video shows that not everyone in the NC government is a dick. In fact, many of them are Democrats who think that their anti-gay colleagues are dicks too.
It’s worth watching the whole 4 and a half minute video to hear the Dems lay down the smack, but if you’re too busy doing crunches or something, here’s some of the highlights:
– Rep. Paul Luebke scolds lawmakers for not allowing any public debate.
– Rep. Ray Rapp says the business community does not like it when culture wars are unleashed.
– Rep. Diane Parfitt: “How shameful that the day after the tenth annivesary of the tragedy of 9/11 we are even considering an amendment…that takes away rights from our fellow men and women.”
– Rep. Larry Hall seems to claim that there are closeted lawmakers in the chamber that won’t speak up about it.
Our hands down favorite though is Rep. Alma Adams—the woman in the dashing top hat who mentions somewhat ruefully that she supports and believes in marriage so much that she’s done it twice: “14 years the first time, 14 months the second time… perhaps 14 weeks the next time, I dunno.”
Keep reaching for them stars, lady.