I never got around to writing a post about the Prop 8 decision in California (aside from the short piece, partially blaming it for Santorum’s surge in votes). However, this is the EXACT point I would have made if I had found the time.
TCNA and I are on the same wavelength so often that it’s almost scary.
So the Prop 8 Court decision came in a few weeks ago and along with the Birth Control Mandate helped push Rick Santorum up in the polls.
And the gay rights community rejoiced. Which I found odd, as usually, people don’t rejoice in their own downfall (ignoring the Obama inauguration and mythical behavior of Nero). Wait, ruling that a ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional is bad for gay rights? Yeah it is.
Let me explain since I know there must be some confusion.
Basic human psychology is that people hate being forced to do something. They really hate it. But when they think they’re doing it themselves they’ll embrace doing that thing that they hated only a minute ago and go even a step further. Think about the American Revolution, we started a war on a 2 cent tax on per metric ton of a breakfast beverage because it…
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