Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Reality on Trial:

I am loving reading Nancy Cott's testimony. Its fantastically exciting to see someone who really knows history, culture, society speaking up for equal marriage. We've had years and years and years of absolutely unchallenged ignorance and bigotry from the far right on this matter. Now, on the witness stand, a judge is finally hearing--we all are hearing--the facts of the matter. Its a beautiful thing for someone like me, a Social Anthropologist. Nothing makes me angrier than hearing the religious know nothings declaiming windily on the sacred history of marriage and the role of procreation or whatever other little fiction they've dreamed up to protect their control of the institution. Sure, its geeky of me, but you'd be angry too if you were watching some military show and they were invading all willy nilly.


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