What he said.
An Open Letter to Rush Limbaugh
Dear Rush Limbaugh,
The President is not waging a war on traditional marriage. In fact, there is no war on traditional marriage. The war, sir, is on inequality. “[A]ll men are created equal,” is a line from the Constitution of the United States of America. Because we are all created equal, we should also be treated equally under the law. And, in fact, that is stipulated in the Fourteenth Amendment to the same Constitution: “no state shall … deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
I don’t know about you, Mr. Limbaugh, but I view marriage laws as “laws.” And I view bans on gay marriage as a specific afront to the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of United States of America. No, there is no war on traditional marriage. There is, however, a war on the Constitution, and people like you are leading the charge.
Also, how dare you say there is a war on traditional marriage when you, sir, have had four different wives. That’s four promises before God and the law that you will remain married for the rest of your life. Three times you have broken that promise. If there is a war on traditional marriage, Mr. Limbaugh, you again are leading the charge. You have thrice violated the pact of marriage, the pact you made with your partners and with God.
But I can see how you would think letting loving same-sex couples would completely ruin the sanctity of marriage. I can see how allowing loving same-sex couples the same rights under the law, guaranteed in the Fourteenth Amendment, would ruin the sanctity of marriage. I can see how you might think these things. You are, however, incredibly wrong in your thoughts.
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