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This says it better than I could have

From "The War Room" column on Salon.com today:

Bush celebrates Brown vs. Board

From the Associated Press:

"President Bush on Monday renewed his call for Congress to pass a constitutional amendment banning gay marriages. On the same day that Massachusetts began issuing licenses to gay couples, Bush said in a statement, 'The sacred institution of marriage should not be redefined by a few activist judges.' In the statement, read aboard Air Force One by White House press secretary Scott McClellan while traveling to Topeka, Kan., Bush said that 'all Americans have a right to be heard in this debate.'"

The reason Bush went to Topeka today was to mark the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that ended racial segregation in schools. Good to know the president celebrated the end of one form of discrimination by calling for yet another form of discrimination to be enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.

-- Geraldine Sealey


Comments (2)

Former Gallagher Student:

Perhaps Bush is only trying to stand up for the voice that has become a minority on this issue. If America is indeed about equality then shouldn't the elected President of America have the freedom to openly express his opinion on the issue?

Ned Gallagher:

I don't think the columnist was suggesting that the president didn't have the right to express his opinion; she was just pointing out the irony of the context in which he made his remarks. As for Bush's stance representing a minority viewpoint, well, that's not reflected in any public opinion polls I've seen.


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