by Chris Bodenner

The wife of Doug Manchester, a hotelier who helped fund the campaign against marriage equality in California, files for divorce. Jim Burroway writes:

Manchester said he made his [$125,000] Prop 8 donation to “preserve marriage” because of “my Catholic faith and longtime affiliation with the Catholic Church” the very same church that condemns divorce. His Catholic faith doesn’t restrain him from thumbing his nose at the Church in ending his own marriage, but it does serve as a convenient excuse for denying others the right to marry.  There’s a word for that, isn’t there?

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