In the post below, I noted that none of the New York Congressional Republicans are sponsors of DOMA repeal. Well, they now have a choice: They can start pushing for equality or they can side with that extremely homophobic Rev. Jason McGuire, who filed a lawsuit against the new marriage law today.
Scott Wooledge has more at DailyKos:
While Fred Phelps and the National Organization for Marriage took to the streets of Manhattan to stamp their feet in their sour grapes, others are hoping actvists judges will overturn the will of New York’s duly elected officials.
Plaintiffs are the group, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, who did everything possible to stop it before passage. Now, they are determined to keep fighting.
Plaintiffs are represented by the Liberty Counsel, a group that is dedicated to “restoring the culture by advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of human life and the family,” and have filed a lawsuit claiming the the law was passed through an invalid process.
Now, I think this quote from Governor’s office sums up the lawsuit:
Gov. Cuomo’s spokesman Josh Vlasto blasted the lawsuit as baseless. “The plaintiffs lack a basic understanding of the laws of the state of New York. The suit is without merit.”
But, this does pose a dilemma for the anti-gay side. Yesterday, as Jeremy Hooper documented, NOM got melded together with Westboro. They’re in synch. And, McGuire has become one of the leading anti-gay voices in New York. He is way, way out there — and is defining the anti-gay opposition in New York. Read more about McGuire at Good As You. Jeremy Hooper has been tracking his hateful speech.
So, New York Republicans can side with McGuire, or they can get on the right side of history.
Do Representatives Richard Hanna and Nan Hayworth really want to be viewed as allies of McGuire, NOM and Westboro?