Anti-Gay Politicians Watch 19 (see archive)
North Carolina Representative Mike McIntyre of the Seventh Congressional District needs to change his party affiliation.
Democrat? McIntyre's no Democrat... He fits right in with the Gay Objectors' Party (GOP).
I thought North Carolina Democrats, although on the conservative side, were a bit above the fray when it came to government-endorsed discrimination and anti-LGBT prejudice and bigotry. I thought they were smart enough to understand the simple concepts of "all men are created equal" and "Liberty & Justice for all," but I guess I thought wrong.
McIntyre Receives "Defender of Marriage" Award
Alliance for Marriage Presents ‘Defender’ Awards to Democratic House Members in Recognition of Their Courage and Moral Conviction in Support of Marriage
Washington, D.C., July 19, 2006 – Congressman Mike McIntyre (NC) was honored today by the Alliance for Marriage (AFM) receiving the group’s ‘Defender of Marriage’ Award at a press conference joined by the Niger Innis of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and Reverend Sam Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC).
The Award was presented to Democratic members of the House in recognition of their “courage and moral conviction” in support of the Marriage Protection Amendment, which was drafted by the Alliance for Marriage.
Congressman McIntyre was joined by Congressmen Sanford Bishop, Jr. (GA) and Lincoln Davis (TN). Several additional Democratic Congressmen will be presented the Award at a later date.
“Congressman McIntyre exemplifies courage and moral conviction by defending the values of the American people as embodied in AFM’s Marriage Amendment,” said Matt Daniels, president of the Alliance for Marriage. “He stands with the vast majority of Americans – of every race, color and creed – who want our laws to send a positive message to children about marriage, family and their future.”
The Alliance for Marriage is the driving force behind the movement to democratically protect marriage under American law. AFM drafted the Marriage Protection Amendment (MPA). In 2004 and 2006, AFM won President Bush’s endorsement of our Amendment and has successfully spearheaded pro-marriage votes in both Houses of Congress.
“The constitutional problem created by almost a decade of activist lawsuits to destroy our marriage laws demands a constitutional fix,” Daniels added. “AFM’s Marriage Amendment protects the common sense view of marriage shared by the vast majority of Americans of every race, color and creed.”
Tarheel pride? Not this week.
PS - The GOP Closet-casedness goes to Democratic Representative Bob Etheridge (NC-02), too.
Cross-posted from MattHillNC.com | The Q-triad Blog