Via The Strip Podcast, an interesting development on marriage from a hard-core conservative — just as the GOPers are planning their presidential debate:
As the New York State Legislature works into the night on a track to become the largest state to grant marriage equality to same-sex couples, the effort to make this happen in Nevada may have hit a turning point today as well.
Chuck Muth, the outspoken conservative activist whose wrath is feared by most Republican elected officials in Nevada, wrote this in his daily email blast that goes to GOPers and journalists:
Many, if not most of you won’t like this but gay marriage is coming. Nationwide. It’s inevitable. It’s only a matter of time. It can and will be delayed, but not stopped. And eventually, it will be as acceptable as black/white marriages. The problem isn’t letting gays into marriage, but having already let the government into marriage.
As an economy based almost solely on tourism and entertainment, Nevada — and especially Las Vegas — should accept reality, embrace the inevitable, repeal the state’s ban on gay marriage, and scarf up on the tourism bonanza that would result rather than suck hind teat behind the likes of Hawaii and New York.
I suspect that Muth has uttered similar views before, but it’s especially notable because this missive will be read more closely than most as it also announces that the GOP presidential debate he was helping organize has been postponed from July. And I know that Muth has never been all that interested in the Sharron Angle-Richard Ziser wing of the Nevada Republican universe because he doesn’t think the guvmint belongs in personal lives any more than in anything else they’re in.
It is inevitable.
Would be great to see top Democrats in Nevada, like Majority Leader Harry Reid, announce support for marriage, too.