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Watch: Smug Maryland Bigot Bob Nelson Mocks Your 'Counterfeit' Same-Sex Marriage


Protect Marriage Maryland creep Bob Nelson and his smiling co-bigot judge mock your 'counterfeit' same-sex marriage's worth in the name of Jesus.


In related news, Maryland Senate Republicans took a closed door vote on same-sex marriage legislation and found (surprise) that most oppose it, the Baltimore Sun reports:

The group voted behind closed doors to take a formal position against a bill that would allow same-sex couples to apply for and receive marriage licenses. Official caucus positions must reflect the views of at least eight members.

"We met that threshold," Senate Minority Leader Nancy Jacobs said in a statement. "The caucus expects extensive debate on this bill and we look forward to discussions of why so many Marylanders are passionate about this issue."

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  1. Uh. So no one in the history of the world got married before tge bible was written??? And what about all the gay marriages performed by other cultures NOT Judeo- christian???

    Once again another self loathing closet case tries to use his half wits and his republican-dumbed down education to forward policy

    Gosh its like Moron of the Day should become a regular feature here.

    Posted by: New jersey boi | Feb 2, 2011 11:02:26 AM

  2. Geeze. This blog is all gay marriage, all the time now. How many of us are married or plan to be (or want to be)? I'm genuinely curious.

    Posted by: tcw | Feb 2, 2011 11:06:01 AM

  3. TCW I would like the civil right to marry regardless of whether I find a partner. I'd like the civil right to eat in any restaurant I choose to whether I eat there in fact of not. And I'd like to civil right to free speech whether I ever make some free speechy gig or not. Having access to a Civil Right does not mean you MUST act on in any more than the Speed Limit being 65 mean YOU MUST go 65. However you have that choice. Count me as one that would like the civil right.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Feb 2, 2011 11:14:26 AM

  4. I'm not suggesting this blog come out against gay marriage, Sargon. I just think there are so many more compelling, more urgent issues within the gay world. Gay marriage coverage consists of either (i) angry bigots yelling or (ii) fundamentally secure, comfortable white same-sex couples making sad faces.

    Posted by: tcw | Feb 2, 2011 11:21:44 AM

  5. And these bigots suggest they are historians. "In the History of the world..." Well smart ass what happened in the history of the world in 1546 BCE? I'll take one event.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Feb 2, 2011 11:22:52 AM

  6. @TCW: Bitter much? Always the bridesmaid, never the bride? I for one look forward to marrying my fiance: 4 years together, and counting!

    If you had argued that there are other important issues too like ENDA, then I'd've agreed with you. But you went the Negative Nancy route instead.

    On another note: did anyone find Red Sweater guy (in the video) a bit HOMO-SPICIOUS? QUEEN, PLEASE!

    Posted by: redball | Feb 2, 2011 11:26:05 AM

  7. We'll see him arrested in a knee-position at a rest stop!

    Posted by: Jim | Feb 2, 2011 11:29:50 AM

  8. @redball: I'm bitter now - about your cloying reply. For that I hope DOMA is not repealed for the duration of your marriage.

    Posted by: tcw | Feb 2, 2011 11:31:11 AM

  9. What's funny is that the early church did marry same sex couples, using the exact same rites as those for opposite sex ones. Thomas Aquinas led the charge to root out any gay friendly behavior in the 1200's.

    Posted by: LiamB | Feb 2, 2011 11:35:29 AM

  10. I don't understand why same sex marriage is framed as a middle-upper class white issue by queer people interested in other issues. I'm pretty sure people of all races and classes want to get married.

    Posted by: 11 | Feb 2, 2011 11:35:47 AM

  11. Ouchie! Well, luckily we are just anonymous posters and no one is basing any civil rights decisions on what you just wrote.

    Posted by: redball | Feb 2, 2011 11:38:07 AM

  12. what a disgusting person.

    Posted by: tc in nyc | Feb 2, 2011 11:39:55 AM

  13. @11: Elton John, Chris Hughes, NPH, David Geffen: these are some of the most prominent faces of/donors to the gay marriage movement. White and wealthy, they're pursuing an issue of narrow self-interest to them - and in the process draining attention and funds from other, more urgent gay issues in the process.

    Posted by: tcw | Feb 2, 2011 11:40:45 AM

  14. I am so sick of these ignorant people who use the bible as the sole defense of their marriage arguement when this country was founded on the basis of a doctrine of ABSOLUTE separation of church and state. Learn your history....oh but wait you think that the history of the world began with the Bible....I guess all those amazing ancient pre-christian civilizations were a what, a clever invention of the liberal left?????

    Posted by: James | Feb 2, 2011 11:48:43 AM

  15. So this is really interesting. The whois information for their website: lists Robert Broadus of 8611 Jason Court, Clinton MD, 20735 as the admin contact:

    Looks like Robert ran for Congress in MD.

    Amazing that a candidate would put their name on a website like this and still get 16% of the vote in their district:

    Posted by: AlphaA | Feb 2, 2011 11:53:28 AM

  16. No need to hold Bob up to the light to know that he's a genuine a-hole. Perhaps he doesn't realize that marriages sanctioned only by our "Lord Savior" are counterfeit in a secular society where marriage rights are granted solely by the state.

    @TCW: You may not personally regard marriage equality as an important issue, but it is undeniably a major civil rights question of our time, one being posed all over the country. It would be nuts if Towleroad didn't cover it extensively. Wealthy male celebs like Elton John are hardly the true face of "gay marriage." (They certainly weren't in VT during our successful fight for equality. More like middle-aged, middle-class lesbians.) The freedom to marry cuts across class lines and is about protecting gay families, rich and poor. Basic civil rights can hardly be classified as narrow self-interest.

    Posted by: Ernie | Feb 2, 2011 11:57:50 AM

  17. @TWC Nothing is more urgent than winning recognition for our full equality under the law. Every aspect of our lives is touched by the discrimination aimed at us. If you think otherwise, you're either deluded or living in denial.

    If you think there is too much focus on the marriage issue here, you're welcome to over to Gawker and fill your head with gossip. It's a better place for people who are not serious about their citizenship.

    Posted by: RWG | Feb 2, 2011 12:03:55 PM

  18. @ Ernie: I don't deny that gay marriage has become a major civil rights issue. Nor do I deny that it stands to benefit gay couples, "rich and poor". My issue is that there are a host of gay rights issues that are both more urgent and more neglected because they implicate only the relatively "poor" half of that equation - a segment like homeless youth and Ugandan activists, who are less conformist than middle class lesbian couples in VT and less glamorous than David Geffen and Elton John.

    Posted by: tcw | Feb 2, 2011 12:05:58 PM

  19. TCW, don't blame Andy, or his site for lack of articles you find more important. All he does is post links to stories others have written. By all means, if you know of articles he hasn't linked to, send off an email to him, and I am sure he will. So manifest all these articles he is ignoring because of the "poor" factor (an idiotic statement if there ever was one) or shut up all ready.

    Posted by: LiamB | Feb 2, 2011 12:27:57 PM

  20. @LiamB: Thanks for that thoughtful and civil reply.

    Posted by: tcw | Feb 2, 2011 12:30:22 PM

  21. And TCW, many, many married same-sex couples are of mixed race, including mine.
    In fact, this is quite common.

    Maybe you live in an area where there are fewer minorities or something?

    Posted by: TonyJ | Feb 2, 2011 12:40:39 PM

  22. They can talk 'counterfeit' all they want, that doesn't change the fact that the tens of thousands of same-sex marriages in this country are legal and valid. Their misrepresentation of the truth is not going to change that.

    Posted by: Gianpiero | Feb 2, 2011 1:11:22 PM

  23. the whole thing about same sex marriage is the right to do it whether you want to or not. this country is supposed to be about equal rights for all. religion is not supposed to be allowed to have a place in people's rights the same way that government can't interfere with a person's religion. why is it that the religions feel okay to interfere with my civil rights . i for one want no pat of their religion and very rarely would step into a church.

    Posted by: walter | Feb 2, 2011 1:33:42 PM

  24. TCW--The financial benefits of our marriages being recognized by the federal govt. are particularly beneficial to poor people. Every gay and lesbian who loses a partner in death also loses tens of thousands of dollars in Social Security benefits--money that could make the difference in being homeless or not. We also have to pay thousands of dollars in taxes for health insurance extended to our partners that straights don't have to pay. Changing this inequality would also mostly benefit the poor.
    Marriage equality for LGBTs would no more only affect rich white people than heterosexual marriage benefits only rich white people. You need to get out more if you think only wealthy white people fall in love and want to get married.
    Marriage Equality would have an incredible impact on the self-esteem of LGBT teens and would undoubtably prevent many suicides. That's pretty important in my eyes.
    The reason you see a lot of rich celebrities championing marriage equality is because celebrities get more airtime and rich people have the money to make significant contributions. DUH. How dense can you be? There are millions more doing the same thing on a smaller scale but we just don't make the news. Do you really not understand that?
    Many states and cities already have laws barring workplace discrimination so ENDA, while important, would actually not affect as many people as marriage equality, which can potentially affect EVERYONE.

    Posted by: StillmarriedinCA | Feb 2, 2011 1:48:11 PM

  25. Andy, please continue to post as you have. I love this site.

    Posted by: dattexas | Feb 2, 2011 1:54:29 PM

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