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  •  This is going to be a long battle. (16+ / 0-)

    It may be that Prop. 8 in California can be overturned in relatively short order--a few months, if the courts decide to act, or a year or two in the case of another initiative cancelling the first one.  For those of us living in the hinterlands, though, nothing is going to change on this front for many years.  While some people's attitutdes toward GLBT people are changing quite rapidly, there is a segment of the population whose attitudes are entrenched and will not change.  When one lives in a region that is dominated by such voters, one has to acknowledge it.

    That doesn't mean that we should stop fighting.  It is absolutely necessary to counter the hate and the lies that come from the other side.  But it must be acknowledged that this is going to be a long war.  We will win, because our side is right, but it's going to take a long time, and a lot of energy.

    Wonderful story, by the way.

    -5.13,-5.64; EVERYTHING is an approximation! -Hans A. Bethe

    by gizmo59 on Wed Dec 10, 2008 at 07:56:32 AM PST

    •  I heard Mike Huckabee on TDS last night (7+ / 0-)

      trying to promote his new book, Do the Right Thing. Stewart hit him right between the eyes with this, asking why he didn't support gay marriage, since it was the right thing. And he didn't let him off the hook with a softball answer, either. He kept coming back to it -- that was the only thing he talked about in the entire interview. Finally the Huckster just said "we have to disagree," but not before Stewart had made all of his religious rationalizations look like the hypocracy they are. Even the Huckster couldn't say them with a straight face anymore.

      He kept saying it was about the "historical definition" of marriage and Stewart would point out instances in the very recent past where that had changed. It was a brilliant attack by Stewart.

      Video is just up here.

      "There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest." -- Elie Wiesel

      by carolita on Wed Dec 10, 2008 at 11:18:07 AM PST

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