Thursday, February 15, 2007

The AUMF and gay bashing

As Kevin Drum notes, Michigan passed an ambiguous law against gay marriage, a wingnut A.G. said it empowered him to bash gay unions, the ACLU et al. claimed the law didn't say that, but the bad guys prevailed.

I'm with the ACLU on HRC's vote on the AUMF. I would have been opposed to any Democrat voting for the Michigan bill, but on the grounds it dangerously failed to rule out bashing gay unions. I would have understood such a vote on political grounds if I thought that was a reasonable defensive strategy. And I would harangue any liberal now claiming the ACLU was wrong about the vote.


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