Tuesday, June 17, 2008

History Being Made

Today marks the first day that gay and lesbian couples can legally marry in California, and a large number of them wasted no time in tying the proverbial knot.

I say hooray for them, and hooray for California for its history-making decision that a marriage contract is just that, a contract, and the relative sex of the persons entering into that contract is immaterial.

So put that up your nose and smoke it, Mister and Missus Rightwing-Focus-on-the-Fetus-Alliance-Defense-Fund etc. Assholes. You are on the wrong side of history and you'd best just move over and let the real world pass you by.

Of course that's just a fantasy. They are already gearing up for a fight on this issue, probably by getting a ballot measure to vote on in November.

Which is why most gay couples in California are hurrying to get married before election day. Given the vagaries of the election process and the innate ability of the Religious Right to provoke their mindless followers into voting against human rights, we don't know what will ultimately happen.

But in the meantime, boys and girls, enjoy yourselves. You've earned it, you have a right to it, and you should bask in it.


mrln said...

A new study has shown that brains of gay people are similar to those of the opposite sex. See: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=5176866&page=1 Apparently the brain develops this way during gestation. So I guess God does have a plan....

Even if that were not so, everyone has the constitutional right to pursue happiness.

And God Bless that Lesbian couple who've been together for 50 years and were finally able to tie the knot!

jae said...

you can sign Del and Phyllis guest book at
the People for the American Way webpage....
together for 55 years they are finally allowed to get married....

Farnsworth68 said...

Thanks, Jae--
here's a link to that guestbook, and my love and congrats go out to Del and Phyllis.
--The F Man