By JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press Writer Mon Oct 30, 8:32 PM ET
STATESBORO, Ga. – President Bush has for months cast the midterm elections as a choice about just two issues: taxes and terrorism. Now, with polls predicting bleak results for Republicans, he is trying to fire up his party by decrying gay marriage.
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples must be given all the benefits of married couples, leaving it up to the state Legislature to decide whether to extend those rights under the structure of marriage or something else.
One alternative, civil unions, is an idea Bush supports. But he ignored that on the way to portraying the New Jersey decision as the kind of thing America should do without.
Here’s a reminder…
(it’s really so simple though… the New Jersey Supreme Court decided that homosexuals are entitled to the same legal rights as heterosexuals under our Constitution. How is that activism?)