Friday, May 08, 2009

Go Read Mike

As usual, Mike's been kicking butt on the marriage-equality issue. His posts on what's happnin in Maine shouldn't be missed. Here's his latest.
Mostly what she shares with the Mass. Family Institute, no longer the Christian Civic League of Maine, and MassResistance sorts is the Whac-A-Mole behavior. Typically, this might involve:
  • Lobby and advertise to influence the legislature.
  • If the lawmakers pass gay rights or SSM, turn to the courts or a referendum.
  • If the courts mandate gay rights or SSM, turn to the legislature or a referendum.
Just as they seem devoid of compassion and humanity and fairness, there is no such thing as taking a loss. If they win at the court level, its self-righteous calls of the rule of law. If they lose at the court level, it's activist judges legislating from the bench. If they win in the legislature, it is democracy proving their point. If they lose in the legislature, it is liberal agenda thwarting the will of the people. If they lose in multiple venues, it's a Prop. 8 call for a ballot initiative.
He also looks at the process of the so-called "people's veto" law in Maine and the various possibilities that exist.

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