On the first full day of the era of constitutionally sanctioned same-sex marriage . . .
Up above, that's Brian Brown, co-founder and since 2010 president of the National Organization for Marriage, bawling his putrid guts out in response to yesterday's Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. Normally I wouldn't make fun of a person in such a state, but in this case the loathsome bully not only asked for it, he screeched, brayed, threatened and terrorized for it, by presuming to force other people to abide by the views of this wretched wreck of humanity.
Brian Brown worked hard to make himself a monster, and when a monster weeps, well, it's not necessarily an occasion for sorrow.
A point I meant to make in my already-bulging survey yesterday of the Supreme Court decision is that, while the public outcry would no doubt be even screechier than the response to the decision announced Thursday giving the thumbs-up to Affordable Care Act subsidies, the outcriers -- pretty much the same people, after all -- must surely have been better prepared for the marriage decision.
It's not that the Court's constitutional blessing on same-sex marriage was a sure thing. As I indicated last night, I myself was surprised by the ruling. But everyone has to have known that the time was coming. That with or without constitutional protection, same-sex marriage was here to stay, and the American public was increasingly okay with it. I suppose that the intensity of the furor relates precisely to the general awareness of the holders-on that they have been fighting a losing war.
With specific regard to the so-called National Organization for Marriage, if those misfits and lowlifes had the slightest concern for the health of the social unit of the family, they might have devote some attention to figuring out what contributes to healthy outcomes in the family unit and what doesn't. But of course there were already right-wing organizations devoted to making an unholy mess of that, so if these pathetic lowlifes were going to have an outlet for their misery, a way of dragging their sorry-ass carcasses into the spotlight, well, there was an opening in marriage.
Now we have to start with the basic reality that none of the troglodytes who ritually swear allegiance to "traditional marriage" have the slightest inkling what the history of marriage is, and thus what might or might not be traditional. Everything they think they know about it is gleaned from tin-tongued preachermen, from the local snakehandler on up to the loftiest crossdresser in Rome. And they never bothered to try to explain how allowing same-sex couples, people who cared enough for the institution of marriage to want to participate in it, threatens "traditional" marriages.
They didn't try because they wouldn't have been able to do it -- as they demonstrated on rare occasions when they were forced to. The only threat to "traditional" marriage is the sniveling, pathetic human incompetence of the people who are force-marched into it. Really, it should hardly come as a surprise that the crowning achievement of "traditional" marriage is as a toxic breeding ground for sociopathology. Given that it's an institution that has been taken hostage by sociopaths -- what else would you expect?
MEANWHILE IN THE REAL WORLD --
I don't think this item requires additional comment, beyond the obvious fact that the joy of the newly empowered newlyweds happens also to be good for business, which makes it about as American as you can get.
Seafood Restaurant BKB Offers Free Dinner To Gay Newlyweds
By Shaye Weaver | June 26, 2015 7:14pm
BKB is offering free dinner, like this lobster roll, to newlyweds who were married between June 26 and July 3.
UPPER EAST SIDE — In celebration of the Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriages nationnwide, seafood restaurant BKB is offering free dinners to couples who tie the knot between June 26 and July 3.
"I felt pumped this morning and thought about what I could possibly do to pay homage to this great turn in the U.S.," said Adam Miller, who co-owns the restaurant at 321 E. 73rd St.
Two appetizers, two entrees and a round of drinks will be included in the meal. The menu includes short ribs, crab cakes, Montauk Pearl oysters, lobster rolls and BKB's burger.
Newlyweds should book their reservations on OpenTable, include "#LoveWins" in their notes and bring in a photo from the wedding with a timestamp or copy of the dated marriage license to be eligible. The reservation can be valid for a future date.
Miller said he's thinking about hosting a wedding at the restaurant on East 73rd Street and its East Hampton outpost within the next few weeks. He said he would like couples to "pitch their case" as to why they would want to have their wedding there.
"It would be a love story we want to be a part of," he said.