Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Washington State to Gays: We Agree With New York

Drop Dead.

I remain convinced that proponents are arguing this in the wrong terms. The issue is not whether the state should "allow" gay marriages. The state has nothing to do with whether my church decides to marry people like me or not.

Tens of thousands of gays have already gotten married in this country. They stand before their clergyperson and their community, take vows identical to those taken by their hetero counterparts, and are pronounced wed. QED.

All the government has to do is decide if they want to recognize those already extant marriages--and the Fourteenth Amendment has some pretty specific things to say about that.

Apparently, some of the highest ranking judicial figures in this country could give a shit less about that.

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Blogger Paul said...

Pundits are hot.. ;)

7/26/06, 12:31 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

My friend Brian (aka, BJ on my blogroll) came up with a failsafe response to any homophobe: whatever they say, tell them, "you're hot."

I do it all the time now.

White trash pissing & moaning about "faggots" on the LIRR? "You're hot."

Psycho Bible-thumpers at the Pride parade railing about the acursed Soddomites (aka, us)?

"Oooh--you're hot."

They never know what to say. I *love* it.

Almost got me clocked on the train that time, though. Oh, well. The price we pay for wit. :)

7/26/06, 12:45 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

two things:

1) you would look great with a black-eye. I'm just sayin'.

2) i forget what 2 was for ;)

7/26/06, 12:53 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

Coincidentally, Towleroad has video of an Aussie reporter telling Fred Phelps Jr he's hot -- so this must be catching on. :)

7/26/06, 12:55 PM  

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