Lisa Murkowski is one of the most popular United States Senators with a 54% approval rating.

  • Lisa Murkowski has endorsed marriage equality.
  • National Organization for Marriage has had a temper tantrum.
  • So what else is new?

This is the kind of shit fit reserved for GOPers who see the light. The fact that Murkowski is Catholic makes the news even worse for the numbskulls at NOM.

Behold turds hitting turbines:

“Murkowski has betrayed marriage and the overwhelming majority of Alaskans who have voted to define marriage as the unique union of one man and one woman. She has sealed her political fate.”  — Brian Brown, NOM president — 

The last poll done by PPP gave participants a choice between marriage, civil unions and nothing. Only 30% chose “nothing”  Which means that nearly 70% of Alaskans favor some form of legal recognition for gay couples.  We will have to see if someone follows up with a marriage or nothing poll. But that is not the point.

As Mr. Brown should know we have a representative form of government. We expect our legislators to vote for what is right – not what is popular. That’s how it works, Mr. Brown.

Brown concluded: “Furthermore, it is clear Senator Murkowski has fallen for the lies of same-sex ‘marriage’ activists. Religious freedom is deeply threatened wherever marriage is redefined, with the majority of states that have redefined marriage offering little more than fig leaf religious freedom protections to institutions and individuals who believe in marriage as the unique union of one man and one woman. NOM will be active in educating Alaskan voters about Senator Murkowski’s choice to betray marriage and disrespect the convictions of a majority of her constituents.”

Yada, yada, yada. No Mr. Brown. We don’t give people license to discriminate in this country because they think that God told them to do so. The laws that Christians seem to have so much difficulty with are anti-discrimination ordinances that were it effect long before marriage equality.

I doubt that NOM has the money to meddle in Alaska. I doubt even more that Ms. Murkowski gives a rat’s ass if they do.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.