Pretty, Witty, and No Longer Getting Their Asses Kicked


The Chicago Tribune's Eric Zorn is reporting on the woes of anti-gay marriage activists in Illinois.

The [Illinois Family Institute] appeared to be having difficulty getting the 283,000 voter signatures they'll need to bring the question in Illinois this November. The Glen Ellyn-based organization originally set an April 20 deadline for volunteers to send in petitions (they must be filed with the State Board of Elections by May 8), but recently pushed that deadline back 10 days; it also cancelled a large rally against gay marriage planned in Broadview.

There are some different takes on what these means; Zorn's sources mostly think the A-FSN movement is teetering.

Reason has published plenty of pieces on this issue. Try Jonathan Rauch from 2004 (and again here) or Cathy Young, also from 2004.

NEXT: Why Don't They Shove It Up Their Collective Ass?

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  1. Lots of ass references this morning. Are you guys having xlax in the coffee wars at the office today or something?

  2. Tim Eyman’s efforts in Washington state are stalling, too–a first for the initiative king.

  3. I *hate* illinois anti-gay marriage nazis.

  4. I had a lady ask me to sign a petition to ammend the AZ state constitution to make marriage between only a man and a woman.

    I told her “no”, and the look she gave me was just mean.

    Love thy neighbour, right?


  5. The link the article to the Pew poll is encouraging.

  6. Hi Hak!

    your presence is also appreciated 🙂

    Lowdog: just insult those types using their pet reason to control the rest of us. they whither up and shrivel. heh.

  7. Yay! More state-sponsored, religion-based perks for certain people, but not for most people.
    What’s not to like?

  8. For God’s sake, we have to limit the religion-based perks to people who don’t ass fuck!

  9. In Massachusetts, the anti-gay people got caught hiring signature-gatherers who used fraud on their marks. They’d have them sign a petition to allow grocery stores to sell wine on Sundays, then ask for a “backup signature” on another clipboard, which was for the anti-ass fucking amendment.

  10. You’re mischaracterising ass-fucking, joe.

    Not all ass-fucking is done by homosexuals.

  11. And some gays don’t ass fuck.

    Don’t ask me how I know this.

  12. I know that, Lowdog. Jes’ joshin.

    But I suddenly understand how your screen name came about.

  13. And some gays don’t ass fuck.
    Don’t ask me how I know this.

    You know this because you read my mind — I’ve been trying to post the same thing all day but I couldn’t get past the squirrels.

  14. Jim Anderson:
    Tim Eyman’s efforts in Washington state are stalling, too–a first for the initiative king.

    I detect a fifth column in Eyman’s organization. Mike and Jack Fagan?

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