The good folks over at the Huffington Post bring us the latest last gasp of insanity from the Theocratic Republic of Teabagistan...
California voters had sound reasons and were not motivated by anti-gay bias when they outlawed same-sex unions in 2008, sponsors of the ban said Monday while urging a federal appeals court to stop gay weddings from resuming.
In addition, the state's interest in promoting responsible procreation through heterosexual marriages would be harmed if gay marriages were permitted while the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reviews a previous ruling that overturned Proposition 8, lawyers contended in legal filings.
"The record leaves no doubt, none at all, that California, 44 other states, and the vast majority of countries throughout the world continue to draw the line at marriage because it continues to serve a vital societal interest that is equally ubiquitous – to channel potentially procreative sexual relationships into enduring, stable unions for the sake of responsibly producing and raising the next generation," the lawyers wrote.
When you have this much craziness to choose from, it's hard to know exactly where to begin. So lets start with pointing out the obvious; When the supporters of Prop 8 say "the record leaves no doubt..." by "record" they mean whichever one of the voices in their heads was loudest that day.
So having failed with the "You can't let the Gays get married because Jeebus hates 'em." argument, the proponents of Prop 8 are trying their favorite last-ditch argument one more time. Since they couldn't offer any proof of their claim that Same Sex Marriage will harm children, hey have tweaked it just a bit. Now letting the Gays marry will cause straight people to stop having children all together. Because, the true purpose of Marriage is to be first and foremost a Baby Factory.
It's hard not to wonder if the National Organization for (some people's) Marriage even knows they have become a sad parody of a Monty Python production number...
The defendants in Perry v. Schwarzenegger have once again decided to simply pull wackiness out of their asses and call it fact. This is why these bigots keep losing in court. On FOX News they spew their nonsense and never have to offer any proof. Courts of Law, however tend to require that all that pesky stuff called "evidence".
Last week Tony Perkins, the Grand Wizard of the 'Family Research Council' was on "Face the Nation". He tried his darnedest to spin opinion into fact, but that sneaky David Boies kept insisting on bringing reality into the conversation. (Tony hates it when that happens...)
So the last ditch legal argument of American Taliban to stop Same Sex couples from getting married next Wednesday is this; Unless you are churning out kids every nine months your marriage is not valid, and is even a threat to State of California.