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When we get favorable marriage equality rulings from the courts (and, we have gotten quite a few of them recently), conservative (far right religious) groups do press releases about their unhappiness with the decision(s). And, Joe Jervis at JMG will often post those comments about the rulings. While I read them, I don't usually post them because they are all pretty much the same. But, the one from the Florida Democratic League is a bit different and even more over the top.
In yet another incident of judicial corruption and lawlessness in South Florida over the last 18 days, today, Broward County Circuit Judge Dale Cohen overthrew Florida’s voter-approved Constitution and denied Floridians their fundamental voter rights. Millions of Americans died fighting in battlefields around the world to defend the constitutional rights Judge Cohen has denied Floridians todays. He has violated his Oath of Office and the Code Judicial Conduct. This is a racist ruling that destroys public confidence in the judiciary and inflicts irreparable harm to respect for the Rule of Law. Cohen’s lawless decision to overthrow Florida’s Constitution, violate constitutional separation of powers, and deny fundamental voter rights is in brazen contempt to the legally binding precedent established by the U.S. Supreme Court in U.S. vs. Windsor. In so doing, Mr. Cohen has also offended basic human decency, violated his Oath of Office, the Code of Judicial Conduct, and the Florida Bar Canons of Ethics. Cohen has forfeited his legacy and his right to remain on the bench." - Sara Espinoza, of the Florida Democratic League, which bills itself as the state's "largest Hispanic-led Democratic voters' organization.
The part that really puzzles me is the statement about it being a "racist" ruling. How is a favorable marriage equality ruling racist? There are LGBT folks in every race, culture, religion, and country. It just does not make any sense to me.
Now, some folks get a bit upset when LGBT discrimination is compared with racial discrimination, and there are (big) differences to be sure. And, I think that Wanda Sykes explains it very well in this comedy skit.
And, here she is speaking about "reverse racism," which seems appropriate now since we have some politicians who believe that there is a war on white people.