Who are these “American people” you speak of?

So, duh, the marriage amendment failed. Again. But its supporters aren’t giving up. Of course not.

"We were hoping to get over 50 percent, but that didn't happen today," said Sen. David Vitter, R-La., one of the amendment's supporters. "Eventually, Congress is going to have to catch up to the wisdom of the American people or the American people will change Congress for the better."
I’m so bloody tired of hearing these retrofuck jackholes invoking “the American people” in support of their homobigotry that I could puke huge chunks. About 39% of Americans support the legalization of gay marriage. It’s not a majority, but is isn’t exactly some teensy wee fringe, either, with support clearly not limited to the LGBT community. There are lots of straight American people whose “wisdom” is on the side of equality. Constantly referring to “the American people” as if we’re this monolithic force opposed to gay marriage—which has the unrelentingly infuriating side effect of implying that the LGBT community aren’t themselves American people—is driving me up one wall and down another.

I am an American person. I support full equality. I don’t have anything concrete to gain personally from the legalization of gay marriage. And I swear to the fates if I hear “the American people” used one more time in place of the correct terminology, which would be something along the lines of “the collection of bigoted shitballs who want to codify discrimination into the Constitution in order to retain their stranglehold on the fading remnants of their undeserved privilege,” I will lose my bleeding mind.

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