Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Thursday, July 15, 2004

So being gay is a danger to US security?
The Bush Administration lost its attempt yesterday to push through a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. What I couldn't resist though, were some of the Republican comments after the loss. Republican Senator Rick Santorum, one of the amendment's champions, said: "I would argue that the future of our country hangs in the balance because the future of marriage hangs in the balance. Isn't that the ultimate homeland security, standing up and defending marriage?"

Um, no Rick, that would be defending your country against terrorism.