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(In Defense of) The Loathe That Dare Not Speak Its Name

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The conversation we're having over so-called "Equal Marriage Rights" for same sex "couples" is infuriating.

Sure, we're all riveted by the trial, currently underway, that seeks to resolve Proposition 8's legality. And yes we're fascinated by the debate over whether or not the trial should be televised. But how can we who call ourselves "liberal" be so selfish that we ignore the arguments in favor of preventing gays from marrying? Because, in truth, the opponents of gay marriage, or "garriage," are victims. Not only of selfish, naive leftism, but of our failure to recognize their right to be emotionally stunted, sexually dysfunctional neurotics.

It's easy to indulge in casual stereotyping, and to accuse the opponents of gay marriage of "bigotry," "homophobia," "a stunning lack of historical knowledge" or "total failure to show basic decency." You might even point out that their arguments against the legality of gay marriage "don't make any fucking sense." But friends, that kind of rhetoric is just the same old hatred rearing its ugly head, hatred which America's political left must finally admit to, and confront. Much like how American liberals failed to consider the extra special feelings of Southern Whites, whose unique cultural traditions couldn't withstand the inability to treat black people like caged animals, or how they failed to see how letting millions starve to death during the depression would have actually saved this country, we now find ourselves once again on the wrong side of history, forcing our narrow minded, hateful agenda down the throats of people who deserve not our scorn, but our sincere sympathy.

Our hearts truly go out to them, and yours should too.