From The New Civil Rights Movement: http://networkedblogs.com/kSS8H
by David Badash
July 26, 2011
Pastor Kevin Backus at the Buffalo, New York National Organization For Marriage (NOM) anti-gay hate rally, claims establishing same-sex marriage is just like the Soviet Union’s efforts to abolish marriage. Because encouraging more families, and giving them legal protections, is the same as getting rid of all marriages and families, right? This is all about the conservative mindset, the belief in the “zero-sum” game. If you win, I must lose. If you have something, I cannot have it too. If we have the same thing, mine is worth less. Imagine what they do when their neighbors buy the same car?
Whether of not the Soviet Union attempted to do so (scholars are at odds on this,) the idea comes straight from none other than Rush Limbaugh himself who made the same analogy when Iowa embraced same-sex marriage, banning discrimination from its constitution.
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