Daily Archives: April 28, 2011

Phobe

Surely the meatballs are not in dispute.

“Charles O. Cipollini repeatedly pressed Gov. Deval Patrick’s latest state Supreme Judicial Court nominee, Barbara Lenk, with questions about same-sex marriage during Wednesday’s confirmation hearing.
Lenk, if confirmed, would be the court’s first openly gay justice in its history.
Cipollini, a Fall River Republican whose District 1 stretches from the Rhode Island border to the tip of Cape Cod, has billed himself as a “traditional family values” councilor. He has indicated he thinks marriage should be between a man and a woman.
In the Supreme Judicial Court confirmation hearing for Fernande D.V. Duffly earlier this year, he appeared to conflate same-sex marriage with polygamy and communal living.
Wednesday he said “I am tired of attempts by the court to redefine common words … especially those that we hold dear, like marriage.”
“Will the definition of spaghetti be next?”

Sing us out boys!