With the state still recovering from Irene, a string of severe storms last night, and massive unemployment, these two NC GOP leaders decide it would be a great time to hold a press conference on ... gay marriage.
Say what? Yes, two GOP leaders of the NC House really thought it was necessary to talk about gay marriage today.
I barely know where to start correcting the mass of lies spoken by Representatives Dale Folwell and Paul Stam at the noon press conference today at the General Assembly. Rep. Folwell rattled off names of states where there had been no marriage amendment as if they had passed in amendments 2008. He was wrong.
Rep. Stam said that legal constructs would not be under assault under the Senate version of the amendment which defies experiences of STRAIGHT AND GAY people in Ohio (challenges to domestic violence laws), Michigan (challenges to benefits laws), and Florida (a variety of challenges).
These two men plainly lied to a bank of reporters and cameras. It was disgusting.
Rep. Stam brought out the incest/polygamy/pedophile nonsense more than once. He had to backtrack when someone asked him if people choose to be gay. Still didn't get a direct answer on that one.
Rep. Folwell kept pushing the idea that this decision (marriage) needs to be left to the people -- but only in Nov 2012 -- not May 2012 or Nov 2011 or some other time. Wonder why that is? Oh yeah, Rep. Hilton told us.
Folwell and Stam even mentioned an amendment that is currently scheduled for May 2012 (the State Board of Education amendment) but didn't say why it could be decided in May 2012, but the marraige one had to be in Nov 2012.
I'm sure others will write about the full on lies at the press conference, but I just had to share a few.