Ed Thompson says the No. 1 issue in Wisconsin this year is defeating a Republican-backed constitutional amendment that would emphatically ban same-sex marriage and similar civil unions.more . . .
The proposed amendment is an "evil thing" that is "so incredibly wrong" it amounts to "lunacy," Thompson declared last weekend at the state Libertarian political convention in Madison.I'd add that if you are for that, you must be a Republican bigot—if you can accept that, you're likely a Democratic bigot. What self-repecting LGBT person could vote for either of those? Now, back to the Libertarian convention . . .
The GOP-run Legislature is attempting to "pass laws of prejudice against people," Thompson told convention-goers. "If you can accept that, you're not a Libertarian. You're not even an American. You're a bigot."
Thompson's tough talk drew a standing ovation and signaled that public perceptions and political momentum on the controversial issue are changing. [emphasis added]Thanks Ed, for telling it straight.