The Thomas More Society, which Jeremy Hooper inaccurately thinks is the Thomas More Law Center, has written a letter to Illinois legislators urging them to vote against a bill to legalize same-sex marriage because it will make them look like bigots.
However, if you vote “yes” to the proposed same-sex marriage bill, you will harm your constituents in two primary ways:
1) You will declare your constituents who believe that marriage is a union of one man and one woman to be bigots and discriminators. You will further ensure that this declaration is reinforced through official government policy. For instance, as in other states, you may see public schools in your district instruct children, beginning in kindergarten, that (a) same-sex couples and same-sex sexual activity are the same as opposite-sex married couples and opposite-sex marital sexual activity or that (b) kids do not need both a mom and a dad – two moms or two dads are just as good. Parents in your district who disagree have no right under law to opt their young children out of this kind of instruction.
Yes, just like legalizing interracial marriage made opponents of miscegenation look like bigots (because, of course, that is exactly what they are). And just like interracial couples are portrayed in textbooks as normal and equal to a same-race couple, with racist parents not allowed to opt their kids out of this kind of instruction.