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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Gay Marriage Ban Continues...Bigots Win Again

Well, it's of about 10 minutes ago, California voted to uphold it's Prop 8 decision to ban gay marriage. The folks that were hitched before the ban can remain married...but everyone else can forget about it.

We take two steps forward, and stumble three steps back. Nothing's more American than that!

I can't believe that there are people in our government that still cater and kowtow to the religious and social bigots in this country. It's embarrassing. Like that one friend, or relative that always makes inappropriate comments at the WORST possible be on the world stage, to be the so-called "leader of democracy and freedom" in the world...and we STILL pull stupid shit like this.

Gay marriage is always an easy issue, and great tool, for the conservative Republicans to win elections with. And gay marriage is a detriment...and a tool...for the Democrats to stay on the good side of their religious constituents, and off of the Republican "shit list machine" (and that's shit that's ALWAYS running). No matter how conservatives like to "try" (TRY) to intellectualize it...bigotry is bigotry. The semantic argument is even worse. I mean really, is that all it takes? Just call it "civil unions", and you get the same benefits...except you're not allowed to call it "marriage"? Is that the only beef? You can be together, you just can't call it what the straight people call it? That's so stupid-- to maintain "the sanctity of marriage", right? Like heterosexuals haven't trampled all over the institution of marriage.

The most recent argument, however, is among my favorites in underlining the sheer idiocy and ignorance that is the current Republican party. And that argument comes from none other than RNC head Michael Steele:

What an ass. This is why, after hearing things like this, I turn to Mr. Keith Olbermann:

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