May. 15th, 2011

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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.

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