Earlier this month, the Star Tribune ran an article on Frank Schubert, one of the strategic masterminds behind several marriage amendment campaigns. The article provides quotes from Shubert, along with insight into his strategy:
Schubert’s template is simple, yet has proven remarkably effective. He works stealthily, through churches and sympathetic groups for most of the race, waiting till the end, when he unleashes a blitz of television ads that often feature rosy-cheeked children bounding home to tell their parents they learned in school that “a prince can marry a prince.”
In addition to writing about Shubert’s work on California’s Prop 8, and the work he’s doing here in Minnesota, a good portion is spent on Shubert’s personal life. The man who is on a mission to “protect marriage” is divorced himself. After nine years of marriage and two kids, he decided that it really wasn’t for him.
While that is certainly ironic, the part of the article that disgusts me the most is what the Tribune has to share about Shubert’s very own sister:
[Starting a consulting company focused on social issues] forced him to confront another painful family reality: His new cause was putting him on course to ensure that his lesbian sister would never be able to marry her longtime female partner, even as they raise two children together.
“I called her before I got involved in this issue and explained to her what I was going to do,” Schubert said. “We agreed to disagree. I love her very much.”
A man, so dedicated to ensuring committed same-sex couples can’t celebrate a life together, will stop at nothing for his cause.
It’s a long article, but worth the read. Folks, this tells us what we’re up against…