Tim Fox Conjures Up Bigamy, Incest to Defend Marriage Discrimination in Nevada

Montana Attorney General Tim FoxMontana Attorney General Tim Fox has fallen all over himself to get behind another piece of right wing imbecility in another state.

This time, Fox invokes incest and bigamy to defend a Nevada marriage ban. In an amicus brief Fox signed with eleven other hard right state attorneys general,  there is section entitled “Marriage Defined” which explains “what marriage is” and “what marriage is not.”  There Fox admonishes the court that being married is not for same-sex couples, nor is it for those engaging in bigamy or incest.

The attorney general for the state of Montana also believes that letting people get married will lead to the “tragic deconstruction” of marriage. That’s like saying letting people start a business will lead to the tragic destruction of the business community.

We all know that the GOP has become a party of radicals. It is now a badge of honor to bellow idiotic statements denigrating women, science, or anyone who doesn’t have health care like service industry staff and construction workers.   The more Tim Fox does, the more we know that he wears this badge with pride.

Meanwhile, polls show that a majority of Americans back marriage equality in all 50 states. 

Posted: February 3, 2014 at 8:54 pm

This post was written by Cowgirl

14 thoughts on “Tim Fox Conjures Up Bigamy, Incest to Defend Marriage Discrimination in Nevada

  1. Greg Strandberg

    It just seems like a dead issue to me. Sure, others will scream and pull their hair out, but there are more pressing matter than what people do in their homes.

    Let’s give all these people complaining about gay marriage minimum wage jobs and public housing for one month. Let’s see what they’re complaining about after that, huh?

  2. draftmama

    Remind me again why this man was elected. Was it because he didn’t have a worthy opponent, nah – couldn’t have been that – Pam Bucy was eminently qualified for the position.

    No, it was of course because outside interests, undoubtedly funded by the Koch Bros. paid a shit load of money to buy TV commercials to sway the sadly (always) uninformed voters of this state.

        1. Craig Moore

          Well, how about guv Steve Bullock? He’s also on the record supporting expanded coal, oil and gas development. BTW, at the trade mission junket Lt. Gov. Walsh was speaking for Montana and Bullock. As to the pipeline Bullock said, “I’m pleased that the State Department, after conducting an environmental study, has given this important project an initial green light and I appreciate the thoughtful review the project has been given. I’ve said all along that if done right, and private property rights are protected, the Keystone XL Pipeline will create much-needed jobs, advance our domestic energy security and add to the vitality of our rural communities. I look forward to seeing this project continue to move forward.” http://www.flatheadbeacon.com/articles/article/montana_lawmakers_urge_approval_of_keystone_pipeline_group_protests_in_whit/37691/

          1. Greg Strandberg

            The problem is when those jobs go away in 6 months or a year. Are they just going to start pulling the oil out of the ground then instead of building the pipes? Or are those people going to go on unemployment?

            I wonder how many construction workers might get it into their head to kill an early morning runner as well. Boy, I hope we don’t get any of those loons, but we know from past Montana ‘booms’ that people come from all over, often without their Montana values along for the ride.

            Honestly, I think these jobs will go away sooner as TransCanada wants that thing built and I wouldn’t doubt round the clock shifts will be used.

            12 permanent positions for Montana according to the State Department? Boy, Denny’s Billings BK employs more than that and costs a helluva lot less!

            1. Bob Williams

              Look again!
              IMO the 3,000 + horsepower
              Pumps are remotely controlled!
              IMO Should be on site operator
              At Missouri also Yellostone
              Crossing where pumps sited to push dilbit up
              Maybe 30 miles.

              1. Bob Williams

                6 proposed electric powered pump stations
                In Montana

                And 12 jobs?

                Is critical number!
                When I worked on pipeline pump station
                Took about four jobs to man pump house for three shifts a day,

                So if there number is indeed 12 jobs

                Then how they
                Operate pumps??

                Relax, the pipeline owners says plenty experience w remote control through software
                And satellite reception of data streams from how many nodes in Montana?
                Etc,

    1. Bob Williams

      Yes and that is the logic
      Of the 8 penny levy on every 42 gallons
      Of crude oil thru pipeline in USA!

      All to fund cleanup costs.

      Of course dilbit is much more hazardous than are even volatile crude oils,

      But of course dilbit don’t have to pay a hazard levy, after ?2008 lobbyist/congress legislation!

      IMO that in effect discriminates against Bakken crudes while favoring
      Foreign made dilbit to be pipelined
      To foreign owned Nederland, low land,
      Seaport refineries,

      And over half the liquid product will be
      Export of a menu of diesel seasonals

      And an amount I have not yet seen,
      Of petro coke
      Of aromatic gasses released to atmosphere of Texas toxic zone
      Cause the condensate third of dilbit
      The highly aromatic part
      Is primarily a thinner
      But costly to refine condensate
      To diesel.

      For a while six employees were proposed. I’m old. likely something
      I missed. If there is a link I’d sure
      Appreciate it!

      You know Citi Bank loaned a billion
      For kxl proposal

      Supported by global gamblers
      And quantitative sleazing

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