The GUARDIAN talked Monday with Nita Mussel who has “hands-on experience” when it comes to manipulating people and she said, “all of us in the massage community deeply resent being compared to the State of Idaho by Gov. Butch Otter’s lawyers.”
Ms. Mussel was referring to a legal brief filed in the ongoing anti-gay case before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court in San Francisco.
Here is the offensive passage from the legal brief filed by governor’s counsel Thomas Perry and lawyer Gene Schaerr who argued that granting the plaintiff’s motion to dump the stay and let marriages proceed strips the state of its sovereignty.
“Granting that motion would also improperly treat the sovereign State of Idaho as an ordinary litigant, entitled to no more respect than a fly-by-night payday loan business or massage parlor,” they wrote.
EDITOR NOTE–The post is a GUARDIAN satire. The legal brief quotes and legal issue are true.
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