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November 9, 2005

The Gift That Keeps on Hating

Yesterday, the people of the great state of Texas voted in favor of a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.

But apparently, Texas already had a state-wide law banning gay marriage.

Okay, here’s the deal. Politicians who want conservative votes love anti-gay and anti-abortion issues. These topics draw right-wingers like moths to a flame, with no concerns about facts or truth or nuance. I figure that some clever politician wanted to drum up some votes, saw that there was already an anti-gay law on the books and said “well fuck it, let’s go for an anti-gay amendment.” Frankly, I think that these politicians secretly hope that these laws fail so that they can use them again next time, while simultaneously whipping up a furor about how Christians are minority persecutees in this country (which pisses me off too. The country’s about 75% Christian, and nearly all elected officials are Chrisitan. Could you shut the fuck up about being persecuted already?)

Unfortunately for these politicians, anti-gay laws are not a renewable resource (although hate is). Sure, now that they’ve exhausted gay marriage as an agitation tool, they’ve still got gay adoption. But what do they have after that? Gay teachers? Gay dentistry? Having same-sex friends?

As I always say, I don’t care so much about the actual marriage issue, I’m just outraged by the message behind these laws. They say that if you’re attracted to people of the same sex, then you’re less human and don’t deserve the same treatment and respect of “real” humans.

Posted by Jake on November 9, 2005 9:13 pm

2 Comments »

  1. Unfortunatly, we all knew this was a fore gone conclusion. What was really “entertaining” was that the KKK came out support the ban. They were given a two block radius to spout thier nonsense. The anti -klan/prop 2 demonstrators were kept away, and were given no equal forum. The supporters of the ban tried to keep their distance from being associated with the klan, but we all know that they are one in the same. One pastor of a local church, said that he would not be associated with a bigoted, close minded organinzation. HAH! thats what your backwards snake worshiping church is. Anyway, we’ll keep fighting the good fight here. and don’t get me started on the smoking ban in clubs. reporting from Texas ( the new Kalifornia) - Maximillian Illiteratous

    Comment by Maximillian Illiteratous — November 10, 2005 @ 9:52 am

  2. I don’t think it’s really fair to cross the great from the intro to the state of Texas. I live here, it’s a nice place full of caring wonderful people. Yes, we have a political issues here. All states have a political issue either republican or democrat. Perry is not the best governor in the world, far from it. But other states that have more “progressive policies” have as much corrupt, thoughtless individuals as well. I will refrain from saying anything about Arizona however, as I see Mr. McCain as one of very few real politicians that are genuine. Texas has Big Oil pushing it agenda, California have the Far left wing pushing theirs, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama have their ‘Deep Southern Roots’ to contend with. Louisiana has its corruption. Massachusettes enjoy’s employing Senators that drown people and like to party. IMO, the political machine in this country is broken. Either Left, Right, Center it’s all the same. A very small group of extremely wealthy people running their own little bank account while crapping on the average man. I think McCain would make a good president, he just feels genuine. Leberman is corrupt, bush is corrupt, Mr. Swift Boat is corrupt, most of them are. It’s all a game to each and everyone of them. You think they give a flying damn about gay marriage personnally? heck no, half of the catholics have had gay liasons already. And all of those ex-navy guys, come on, jeez. The only reason why any side cares is that their opponents are playing for the other side. It’s all about money, power, control over others, and who gets the next blowjob from the newest intern.

    Comment by John — November 23, 2005 @ 5:59 am

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