Thursday, October 13, 2011

Anti-Gays Seek Special Right to Not Perform Their Jobs Yet Still Keep Them

Via a ridiculous press release from the National Organization for [Heterosexual] Marriage (NOM):

"New York Town Clerks Lose Jobs for Defending Marriage"

Oh pulease.

Let me fix that for you:

"2 New York Town Clerks Lose Quit Their Jobs for Defending Marriage Because They Don't Want to Perform Certain Occupational Duties, Like Issuing State Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples. Another Clerk Who Opposes Same-Sex Marriage Has Delegated Her Licensing Duty to a Deputy; Cites Book of Myths, Rather Than State Law, as Final Authority on Matter."

The so-called "Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance" is, naturally, all over this case, claiming:

"All three women are examples of why MADA was established: to create a supportive community for those who have been threatened for standing for marriage."

Excuse me, "threatened"?

These public officials are refusing to do their freaking jobs, people!

So what about, say, a fundamentalist DMV clerk who has religious reasons for believing women shouldn't vote. Does he have a special right to only give men the voter registration forms?

What about a Christian judge who has Strong Personal Beliefs about the immorality of inter-racial marriage? Is the "Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance" totes going to come to his defense and protest his resignation? What about his religious feeeeeeeeeeelings?

How many times are we going to carve out special little exceptions for religious people who hold public positions and who refuse to fulfill the duties of those positions in accordance with the law?

It's a slippery slope, my friends! (LULZ)

I maintain that anti-LGBT advocacy is, at times, an affirmative action program to help people keep their jobs when their bigotry prevents them from actually performing their jobs.

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