Saturday, January 2, 2010

Luv, luv, luv

Luv, luv, luv.  Sort of reminds you of the 60's doesn't it?  Of "Hair."  Of being kind to your neighbor and all that.

It doesn't mean that now.

A group opposed to marriage equality, Let Us Vote, has named themselves LUV.  Now let's be clear.  Let us vote actually means "Let us vote against same-sex marriage."

So now they are calling themselves "Luv"?  The exact opposite of what they are fostering?  The world is getting more Orwellian every day.

It will take some time for this group to bring the question to the ballot.  It must pass the Iowa legislature two years in a row before becomes a referendum.  But the "LUV" group has already thrown down the gauntlet, ready to use their money to oust any legislator who upholds the Iowa Supreme Court decision.

I've asked this before but it makes sense to ask it again.  Why would people devote their lives to stop two other citizens from marrying?  Are they that insecure in their own marriages?  I'm not sure.  But I do know that it has nothing at all to do with luv.

I've already visited the web page of Luv Iowa and written a respectful yet clear message on their email/comment page.  If you'd like to do the same, here's the address:


  1. "ready to use there money to oust any legislator who upholds the Iowa Supreme Court decision."

    You have it almost right - Iowans are going to throw out any legislator that thinks courts can make law. The Iowa Constitution is clear, courts don't make law.

    Instead, you would be more accurate to write that pro-marriage advocates are, "ready to use there money to oust any legislator who refuses to uphold the Iowa Constitution."

  2. Thanks for posting, even if I don't agree with you. Of course,not everyone agrees that the Iowa Constitution wasn't upheld with the ruling. I think it basically boils down to whether or not you support equal marriage. I know very few folks who see these sorts of rulings as unconstitutional and also support same-sex marriage. Words are funny. When you used the term "pro-marriage advocates," I assumed we agreed. I'm pro-marriage, too. That's why I support same-sex marriage. Thanks for reading and writing.