I am pleasantly surprised that a license-to discriminate measure has apparently been defeated in Missouri with the help of some Republicans. I predicted otherwise. I was wrong. Brian Brown is furious. This was a particularly nasty bit of legislation because it was a license to discriminate offered as a referendum to the electorate. Gay kids would have paid a price for all of the right wing advertising. It would have put stress on gay adults and the children of gay parents as well. According to Mr. Misadventure at National Organization for Marriage:
I’m writing with breaking news out of Missouri: We’ve been done in by three cowardly Republican legislators who voted with LGBT extremists to deny supporters of marriage protections from government persecution. Because of these gutless Republicans who have betrayed Missouri values and the GOP platform, supporters of marriage will continue to be targeted by extremists for punishment whenever someone does not wish to be personally involved in ‘celebrating’ a same-sex ‘marriage.’ Pastors, churches, schools, nonprofit groups, individuals and small businesses will be victimized as a result.