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US Republican lawsuit: ‘Gays don’t need heightened legal protections’

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  1. Good grief. And they would have said EXACTLY the same thing in the run up to the Civil Rights Act in the 1960s, I don’t suppose those people needed protection either….. Oh, and to judge how credible the legal briefing is, in one of their filings they actually cited George “He’s not a rentboy, he’s carrying my luggage” Rekkers as an expert in homosexuality. They are a joke.

  2. The Republican Party truly is a party for deranged, bigotted scumbags.

    In the UK the closest we get to the level of Republican nastiness is the BNP.

  3. I think that the financial backers of the Republican Party are also not politically powerless, and therefore they should be required to pay their fair share in tax.

  4. Jeez, these guys are scummy aren’t they?

  5. Of course, they have constructed a circular argument for themselves. If LGBT people don’t need protection because they have power, then how can DOMA exist which proves that they don’t? They are trying to protect something that strips rights by claiming that LGBT have the power to resist having their rights stripped… Total logic failure.

    1. Quite. That puts it rather elegantly.

    2. The Republican Party is horrendous.

      However the Democrat Party is little better.

      Issues like gay marriage; abortion; immigration etc are so controversial in the US as they serve as very useful wedge issues, designed to highlight the differences betweem the 2 Parties.

      The political reality in the US is that it does not matter who is in power.

      In the US plutonomy, both of the parties are FULLY in the pockets of the mega-wealthy and the corporations.

      The US is not a democracy. That is the root of tbe continuing ludicrous focus on marriage equality or abortion.

  6. ‘Not politically powerless’ compared to whom? And what has it to do with the issue before the court?
    Irrelevant, desperate drivel.

    1. Designed to hide the fact that in the US political system, it does not matter who is in power.

      Both parties work exclusively for big business. The electorate is simply an annoying inconvenience.

  7. Everyone needs legal protection.

    1. Except corporations.

      Did you know that in the US corporate bodies are treated as people, with human rights and everything.

      1. Frankly, my knowledge of the US Plutocracy is somewhat limited, but I have learned quite a bit about how the 99% feel in th elast few weeks by following the Occupy Wall Street Movement.

        While Americans think it is a revival of the 1960’s Hippie movement, some observers are saying that the Jasmine Revolution has arrived in America, and from there, throughout the world where neo-lberal capitalism has produced such a gap between rich and poor.

  8. Julian Ferguson 17 Oct 2011, 2:38pm

    This article is a little bit misleading: the title says Republicans but then only mentions the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group – which as its name suggests, is made up of both Democrats and Republicans.

    Only the three Republicans on the Group, including Speaker Boehner, have written to the court.

    Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Boehner’s predecssor as Speaker, and Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the Democratic Whip, are also members of the Legal Advisory Group. A footnote on the final page of the document states that they declined to support the filing.

  9. And there are many gay republicans who don’t think marriage quality is all that important, at least not high on their agenda, yet they support a party that doesn’t even support them or their equality. It’s beyond sick.

    1. A common joke is – “There are two kinds of people who vote Republican, millionaires and idiots.” I suppose that there are wealthy LGBT people who are too interested in their money than anything else, and a fair few dumb ones as well. (hint : if you vote GOP and aren’t rich, you’re the other sort)

  10. luke from canada 17 Oct 2011, 4:28pm

    if that were the case, then they wouldnt be constantly targeted EVERY SINGLE DAY, both by politicans who are supposed to represent all of their citizens regardless and religious leaders who are, for the most part, blatant hypocrites

  11. Too right, they should do the same here. You made the choice now live it.

    1. Jock S. Trap 5 Nov 2011, 5:13pm

      Sad, very sad. Never mind.

  12. Robert White 18 Oct 2011, 5:58am

    “We shouldn’t open the doors, they have hammers and will get through eventually.”

    Those people are annoying for their inability to reason, eh, reasonably…

  13. Jock S. Trap 5 Nov 2011, 5:13pm

    I think you’ll find thats idiot republicans who don’t need heightened legal protections’

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