The white supremacist Traditionalist Youth Network has filed an amicus brief with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage. Which certainly won’t hurt our cause.
“The totality of the history of the Western and American traditions demonstrates quite clearly that same-sex conduct can be penalized,” wrote attorney Kyle Bristow, suggesting that legalized gay marriage would a “mockery” of historical customs and cultures. “If a state cannot be permitted to define marriage as simply as constituting one man and one woman, then our culture will be taken down a very slippery slope that will see pedophiles, polygamists, zoophiles, those in incestuous relationships, and every other sexual deviant with proclivities now known or to be invented to challenge laws that, likewise, prevent them from marrying whom—what—they wish.”
Poor Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, who is defending the ban, was put in the uncomfortable position of denouncing a brief in support of his case.
“There is no place in this discussion for derogatory language, and anything like it will be completely disregarded by the Department of Attorney General,” Schuette said in a statement. “The Sixth Circuit should use this brief to line a birdcage, because that’s all it’s good for.”
The Southern Poverty Law Center has long been tracking the group and has written about their Michigan brief.