"No State shall ... deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." U.S. Constitution, 14th Amendment
Dan Soucek's proposed amendment to the NC state constitution banning gay marriage would appear to be in direct contradiction to the U.S. Constitution. And Thom Tillis's tortured defense of Mr. Soucek's amendment in front of the Asheville Citizen-Times editorial board gives new meaning to putting lipstick on a pig.
Why can't Tillis be honest about the real motives for putting the anti-gay marriage initiative on the NC ballot ... that it will stir up the bigots in his own party as well as (he hopes) confuse a few puddingheads in the Democratic Party who can be made to fear The Gay? (We know, it's a rhetorical question, sort of like asking, "Why can't you admit you're a jerk?")
John Boyle, who sat in that room at the Asheville Citizen-Times interviewing Mr. Tillis, had an interesting essay out yesterday a.m. on the whole tiresome question of why the North Carolina Republican Party is so retarded. Worth a read.