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Yay! Delaware's governor signed a civil union bills last week. Three cheers for Delaware! Hip, hip...

...wait a minute. Fuck Delaware. The whole thing can suck my balls.
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I'm tired. I'm tired of the water torture of endless drips of equality. One minute, gay marriage is legal in Maine. Then it's outlawed. California gets marriage equality. Then prop 8 takes it away. It's exhausting to follow all these individual states.

Want to feel old? The original Massachusetts gay marriage ruling is NINE years old as of May 7, 2002, and we are still waiting for a ruling from the Supreme court. In contrast, the time between Brown v. Board of Education and Kennedy's historical Civil Rights Act was only ten years.

Add up all the legal costs - the millions of dollars donated by the gay community to fight for each of these state battles. It's like a "gay tax". The only ones winning in this battles are the lawyers earning fees and the advertising agencies selling commercials.

It is time - no, it's BEYOND time - for federal action for gay equal rights. This is not a "state's rights" issue any more than black civil rights was. We shouldn't have to wait until every state goes through a long and expensive process to argue against our existence.

Date: 2011-05-15 04:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nipper-dawg.livejournal.com
You have to wait for DOMA to hit the supreme court. No one said this would be a quick and easy process, civil rights never are.

Date: 2011-05-15 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frick.livejournal.com
Three steps forward; two steps back.....time always moves forward but not at the speed we want.

Hang in there, the best is yet to come.

Date: 2011-05-15 07:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karusf.livejournal.com
It's going slowly, but there's more to the story. If there was a reasonable Supreme Court, we could take it all there and be done, but the current Court is stacked on the right. The way to make it all happen once and for all is to get more new Obama appointments to the Supremes, so our rights can be affirmed. Put more energies into getting Scalia, Roberts and Thomas to leave the court. If someone would just find all three of them naked with a gaggle of teenaged crack ho street boys and put the tape on YouTube, we'd be in better shape.

Date: 2011-05-15 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zbear20.livejournal.com
I'm with you, and I don't consider civil union bills to be a victory. It's like throwing the dog a bone and hoping he's quiet down and be happy with that.

Date: 2011-05-16 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] herbe.livejournal.com
it's never going to happen in all 50 states


herb+

Date: 2011-05-16 06:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lightthewayhome.livejournal.com
Totally agree!

DRE

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