Sun-Baked Bigotry in the Copper State

Retro chic in Arizona:
In the only state that fundies managed to put a marriage amendment on the ballot only to see it go down in defeat, John McCain's state of Arizona has a bunch of homobigots ready to try again to enshrine discrimination in its constitution because, apparently, the voters were snookered the first time.

…The lesson here -- these culture warriors will not stop until the courts decide that LGBT Americans are entitled to all civil rights that heterosexuals take for granted. It will be one battle after another. That is why the far right's obsession with judicial appointments at all levels is such a priority -- to slow the turning tide of social change with legal roadblocks that are hard to undo.
If at first you don't succeed, attack, attack again.

I'm certain you'll be positively gobsmacked to hear that Monsieur Maverique has not condemned this opportunistic bit of election-year hatemongering. And why would he? Last time around, his position was: "I believe that the institution of marriage should be reserved for the union of one man and one woman… The Protect Marriage Arizona Amendment would allow the people of Arizona to decide on the definition of marriage in our state. I wholeheartedly support the Protect Marriage Arizona Amendment and I hope that the voters in Arizona choose to support it as well."

McCain opposed the Federal Marriage Amendment, but, make no mistake, it was only because he thought it ran counter to conservative principles (i.e. federalism), not because he's LGBTQ-friendly. The presumptive GOP nominee for president would like to assure you that he hates teh gayz as good as anyone, dammit, and will exploit others' hatred for them whenever it comes politically expedient!

And, given that he needs to shore up his credentials with social conservatives, believe me, it will.

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