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  1. MT says

    Did I hallucinate or did I see that the latest polls hows the majority of Americans are actually for gay marriage (or at least not opposed to it) now?

  2. Andrew K says

    I am happy that Marion Barry, belatedly and absentmindedly, voted against marriage equality. That guy is so corrupt I don’t even want his support.

  3. liz templin says

    Marion Barry *WANTS* a war i think. heck, bring it on. I’m not afraid to stand up to him or whoever else feels like fighting against this.

  4. woodroad34 says

    Mr. Chaffetz, you need to check your facts and not your Jeffe in the Mormon Church. You do not represent the majority of Americans. Get you head out of your ass, it stinks up there like your facts.

    Marion Barry? Seriously? A coke head, criminal is against same-sex marriage and deigns to speak for all Black Americans? NOM and the rest of the H8ters can have him. He’s the perfect poster child for them. I can see Carrie Prejean and him in one commercial together. What a riot!

    Heterosexuality is not normal…it’s just common.

  5. patrick nyc says

    Barry was arrested doing crack with a whore, and he wants to talk about marriage?

    As for this Mormon prick Chaffetz, I saw him interviewed by Stephen Colbert and to say he is clueless is an insult to clueless people.

  6. wisebear says

    I’m thinkin miss chaffetz has done some larry craig-style toe-tappin in her day.

  7. paul c says

    Why isn’t Marion Barry’s religion listed before his office? Is he Baptist Mayor? Episcopal Mayor? Or are we all just supposed to get that he’s “Black” Mayor Marion Barry?

    I wonder what Black Mayor Marion Barry thought about the Gay Fan who rushed on stage at Britney’s concert? He was probably impressed by the way Gay Dancers and Straight Catholic security shuffled that Gay Fan out of there.

  8. Pender says

    I don’t think we need to worry about this. Such a bill would have to make it through two Democratically-controlled committees, come up for a vote in two Democratically-controlled legislative bodies, receive a favorable vote in two Democratically-controlled legislative bodies, and then receive a signature from a Democratic President.

    Very unlikely.

  9. A says

    Am I imagining it, or is Utah getting his literary reference wrong? Isn’t that passage from the poem, which I believe he is misquoting, about letting something slip into the oblivion of the night and disappear? If so, he seems to be saying that he won’t let the legislation disappear and never be heard from again, as if he wants to save it, rather than saying that HE will not go down without making a lot of fuss about this council decision.

    Am I right about this, or is the devil in the parts of his quotation that are missing here?

  10. troschne says

    A) Wisebear–I thought the same thing–he and Bojangles Craig probably have a lot in common.

    B) The fact that Congress still has the right to overturn DC laws is absurd.

    C) I also agree with Andrew K–we don’t need supporters like Crackhead Berry.

  11. Peter says

    He’s misquoting Dylan Thomas’s “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.”

  12. says

    I think we need to ban Mormon marriage. And Mormon proselytizing. Stop these evil people from reproducing and recruiting.

  13. says

    Oh thats shocking news. Mormon against Gay Marriage. He might look cute in his magic undies though. LOL

    And as for Marion Barry. Its the people like him that are leading creedance to all the homophobic african american talk. Its getting quite out of hand now. The National Headquarters of NAACP really needs to be vocal NOW if its going to support the GLBT Community.

  14. MCnNYC says

    It truly amazes me that an advocate for HOME RULE and Hell even DC Statehood that crackhead and ex-convict MArion Barry is looking to Congressional INTERVENTION on a local issue.

    This man continues to be an embarrasement to DC but also is a statement about those who continue to elect this tax-evading con.

  15. Go Chaffets! says

    Funny how you hate those who don’t agree with your persuasion….hmmmm isn’t that what you accuse the other side of doing? Look at the vile descriptions and outbursts!

    Homosexuality is maladaptive. Stick to science. Nature discriminated against the gays first. Go head, throw a tantrum, wail and gnash with your teeth, you are not civil, ever.

    You will eventually get your marriage law, but you will never get respect or recognition. Instead, you have brought civil war back to our country.

  16. paul c says

    @Go Chaffets – “You will eventually get your marriage law, but you will never get respect or recognition. Instead, you have brought civil war back to our country.”

    Uh…yeah…assuming that you are a Mormon like Chaffets…do you not see the irony about the hate you just spewed? Good luck with your cluelessness.

  17. Derrick from Philly says

    PAUL C,

    Marion Barry was the “Black Mayor” of DC back in the 80s. Adrian Fenty is the “Black Mayor” of DC now, and he is risking his beautiful brown political ass by supporting gay marriage rights. He is standing up against black homophobes and idiots like Marion Barry.

    But I don’t think Mayor Fenty, nor Eleanor Holmes Norton, nor all the black elected officials who support gay civil rights have any idea how many anti-black, bigoted white gays there are. I do…now.

    My, my…it must be frustrating for those on this blog who enjoy insulting ALL black people to have to deal with this particular situation in DC: a situation where those who are against civil rights for gays are black, but those who are FOR civil rights for gays are also black. Frustrating, in that your racial slurs can’t be directed at the “bad” ones without insulting the “good” ones also.

    Well, y’all keep trying. After all, you’re of the same Aryan tribe that gave us Anita Bryant, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Oral Roberts, James Dobson, etc…oh, and that witch from North Carolina who said that Matthew Shepard’s lynching was a hoax.

    Aryan homos rock!

  18. paul c says

    @Derrick from Philly – well my point went right over your head. I’m calling bullshit on people labeling everyone by their minority group status – especially when they are attacking something about that person.

    You know, like Andy does on this blog at an alarming level.

  19. tjc says

    Hi Derrick from Philly!
    “Aryan homos rock!” — one of my favorite categories of music! :-)

  20. Jeff NYC says

    “…My, my…it must be frustrating for those on this blog who enjoy insulting ALL black people…”

    Actually, I’ve never seen anyone on this blog insulting all black people.

  21. Derrick from Philly says

    “…well my point went right over your head. I’m calling bullshit on people labeling everyone by their minority group status – especially when they are attacking something about that person.”

    Well, then, I must apologize to you. But I have to admit, PAUL C, your point is still over my head based on your first posting. But I like your explanation, “…labeling everyone by their minority group status,” and it is more than welcomed. Homophobes should be attacked for being homophobes, not their race/nationality or ethnicity.

    I apologize, and I thank you.

    And now for JEFF NYC,

    “Actually, I’ve never seen anyone on this blog insulting all black people.”

    JEFF, how could you– you’re from New York. Have you been to Manhattan to buy some of those Obama cookies lately?

    Hi, TJC,
    Did ya’ ever think you’d see the day when I’d be a militant? It’s a sad day for the Panthers, honey.

  22. Mr. E says

    Derrick, I get where you’re coming from, as a mostly anglo man, really i do… and I definitely have seen the blatant racism on these pages, but please, there’s no need for you to be one of them.

    And to the troll who says that homosexuality is maladaptive. Take a freaking biology course! If anything homosexuality is ADAPTIVE for a species that is suffering from sever overcrowding. But then again, the LDS refuses to believe in science and any kind of biological imperative or law…

  23. Eric says

    Derrick, instead of complaining here on this blog, why don’t you get and and do something to counter what Barry is saying. Especially since he thinks he is a spokesperson for all black people.

    By not doing anything, you are allowing him to claim that he speaks for all black people on this issue, and since no one is countering him, whites and other minorities are going to thing he does as well.

  24. says

    It seems like Americans may be waking up the fact that anyone gullible enough to believe in a religion invented by a partially literate, overtly racist New York con man is unfit for public office. Smart people don’t vote for Mormons. Ever.

  25. Derrick from Philly says

    “…. allowing him to claim that he speaks for all black people on this issue, and since no one is countering him, whites and other minorities are going to thing he does as well.

    Posted by: Eric | May 6, 2009 3:15:29 PM

    ERIC,

    Complaining? Ok, we’ll call it that, but I’m also responding to comments made by people on this blog–comments insulting to black folks, especially black gays. I never claimed to be an activist, ERIC. I’m just a “regular” on Towleroad.

    And ERIC, as far as other blacks “countering” Marion Barry’s anti-gay bullshit. Well, Mayor Fenty and most of those city council members supporting gay marriage rights are black. Or maybe you didn’t notice them–just Barry and the ministers. That figures, ERIC.

    MR E,

    if I were a racist, I’d have never found any value in visiting this blog, or developing pleasurable “Internet” acquaintanceships with some of the white folks who are regulars on this blog.

    Oh, wait a minute–you’re talking about my reference to “Aryan homos?” Oh. Oh, well, what kinda’ white folks actually call themselves “Aryan”?

    Mr E, black people (even me) can be bigots, but we really can’t be racists. You’d have to rule over people for a few hundred years (Europeans), or keep separate from other people ( the Japanese) in order to truly develop a feeling of racial superiority–racism.

    I don’t feel like a racist, and my bigotry is kept 95% under control…that’s pretty good, I think

  26. ED2 says

    If Obama could pry himself away from buying out corrupt companies with taxpayer money, I’d love to hear his opinion on the matter.

  27. Chris (And not that one) says

    DerrickFromPhilly,

    Thanks Boo…….Because as a Black Gay Male who stands for equality I was becoming very offended at that statement from him.

    You know it’s amazing how some folks stick us ALL in one category. As if we’re all Anti-Gay even us Black gays isn’t that funny?

    There are many African Americans who stand for EQUALITY!

    Please don’t bring that onto this site!

  28. floppydog says

    I saw exactly what I expected from the GLBT folks on this post. Mormons and blacks are expected to be tolerant of them, but they are obligated to reciprocate. You people are all disgusting – not because you are gay, but because you have no integrity. Don’t make fun of a group of people and expect to have their support. That’s just stupid.

  29. tjc says

    I guess I just work with enough black folks who aren’t homophobic (or at least, aren’t overtly so — but the same applies to the white folks) that I personally _do not_ make the connection “black = homophobe”. But I also try to assume the best in people until they cross me. Exceptions: fundies, radical right-wingers, etc — those I assume are against me until proven otherwise.

  30. Michael W Adams says

    Look! Everybody is forgetting that GAYISM is nothing more than a mental illness. and YOU IN CONGRESS, should not be antagonizing these people. and just like druggies the GAYS are in denial. You should be trying to get help for these people. These kind of people any you in congress are really screwing up this nation, and congress does not seem to care. This GAYISM is bad for the people and our children.. I have no problem with you gays doing what you want, but quit trying to force this Gay stuff down our throats. If our founding fathers wanted us to have Gay marriage don’t you think that we as a nation would have had Gay marriage from then on..STOP IT!!!