Today truly is a wondrous day to be a small-minded bigot in the Evergreen State.
Up until now, it had always been taken for granted that gay people are sub-citizens, unworthy of benefiting from the same legal protections as their straight friends and family. But, now — for the first time in their state's storied 123 year history — Washington's vibrant community of hate-filled xenophobes will actually get to take an active roll in oppressing an already-oppressed minority and strip gay people of their government-provided rights…
In a crowded reception room surrounded by applauding gay couples and lawmakers, and with media from around the country looking on, Gov. Chris Gregoire on Monday signed landmark legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington state…
Opponents of same-sex marriage intended to quickly file a referendum aimed at repealing the law, and if they are able to collect enough valid signatures — 120,577 — between now and June 6, the law will be put on hold until the November election.
All it takes is a simple flourish of your pen, and you can destroy a family's life. What an amazing opportunity.
Tags: Chris Gregoire, Homophobia, LGBT, Marriage Equality, Washington
The National Organization for Marriage — a national organization against marriage — just released a new TV ad (complete with a soundtrack provided by Philip Glass) informing Iowa voters of which GOP candidate to vote for tomorrow.
Okay, so wait. Um, that's not exactly their exact intent exactly. But the message is pretty clear…
To be sure, batting away gay people's handshakes and refusing to deuce in their bathrooms are valuable conservative ideals, but they really don't go quite far enough toward making them feel inhuman. So, I can see why NOM has decided come out so strongly against Paul.
Fantastic news for Paul, though. This has gotta be his most valuable endorsement yet, right?
Tags: Homophobia, LGBT, Marriage Equality, National Organization for Marriage, Primaries, Republicans, Ron Paul
Dan Savage — sex advice columnist, creator of the "It Get's Better" Project and all-around gay-dude — Dan Savage on the difference between Ron Paul's homophobia and Rick Santorum's…
"Ron is older than my father, far less toxic than Santorum, and, as he isn't beloved of religious conservatives, he isn't out there stoking the hatreds of our social and political enemies. And Ron may not like gay people, and may not want to hang out with us or use our toilets, but he's content to leave us the fuck alone and recognizes that gay citizens are entitled to the same rights as all other citizens. Santorum, on the other hand, believes that his bigotry must be given the force of law. That's an important difference."
Quick note: If anybody saw your reading that quote, you should probably dowse your laptop in kerosene, drop a match on it and then move into the mountains for about two weeks or so.
Just a precaution.
Tags: Dan Savage, Homophobia, LGBT, Primaries, Republicans, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul