“The Republican leadership is asking us to spend time writing bigotry
into the Constitution,” said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts,
whose state legalized gay marriage in 2003. “A vote for it is a vote
against civil unions, against domestic partnership, against all other
efforts for states to treat gays and lesbians fairly under the law.”
Hatch responded: “Does he really want to suggest that over half of the
United States Senate is a crew of bigots?”
First thank you Mr. Kennedy for saying exactly what so many people were thinking. As for Hatch I'm not sure why your puzzled, He quite clearly called you and anyone else who voted for this amendment a bigot. Im not sure where your question comes from unless you are just lookin for him to come back to you saying, "If it walks like a duck...." Because Kennedy is right of course theres no other way around it this is trying to create a law to force INequality. If you are specificly trying to create inequatily then you are a bigot. And I dont see how you can turn this around any other way. You can claim that it hurts that family structure untill your blue in the face it doesnt change anything. This is about equal rights, an idea that this nation was founded on even if it hasn't always been the best at producing it. We have already fallen from grace in the eyes of the world, changing our constitution to legalize hate will only prove once more to the world that we are not the moral guiding light that we once claimed to be.