This Week’s Cartoon: “How Straight Marriage Will Be Destroyed”

I realize that making fun of bigots’ paradoxical “protect marriage” rhetoric is practically a cliché at this point, but if they keep saying it, I suppose we need to keep mocking it. In this case, I was set off by a quote in the NYT from an anti-gay marriage attorney who, in response to the judge’s ruling, said “the right of Americans to protect marriage in their state constitutions will ultimately be upheld.” Things don’t get much more ass-backwards than that.


  • Tom

    The late great Mike Royko wrote a tongue-in-cheek column listing the advantages of having gay marriage, including that it would be a boost to the tuxedo industry. Maybe a gay marriage bill could be floated as “the patriotic 2010 pro-business American tuxedo marketing act.” Let’s see some of our bought-and-paid-for representatives try to oppose that!

Jen Sorensen is a nationally-published political cartoonist. She is a 2017 Pulitzer Finalist and recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.