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Thursday, August 11, 2005

What a Pity

Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO) has announced that she is shelving her signature issue of amending the U.S. Constitution to ban gay marriage. Musgrave claims it's because she, suddenly, supports a wait-and-see approach to see how states and the courts deal with it. However, it's far more likely due to the fact that her own job security is a much bigger priority-- she has been named among the GOP's top ten most at-risk seats in 2006. (Who created the list? The GOP itself, published by the Tom DeLay Organization© called Retain Our Majority Program (ROMP).) Although it appears that it's not Musgrave's support of the Federal Marriage Amendment that is threating her job, it's her support of CAFTA and Tancredo's hostile immigration policies.

What I'd like to know is how the GLBT community is going to feel adequately persecuted if both Musgrave and Santorum lose their jobs next year? Will someone step in to fill the void left by these anti-gay stalwarts? An underdog political movement isn't anything without a gay-bashing, heterosexist nemesis.

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