I think everyone should go to the new President-Elect’s web site and share their story about how gays only want the same chance at happiness as everyone else.
Same-sex marriages will never be allowed the same rights as everyone else as long as the battles are taking place at the state level. The rights we deserve can only happen at the federal level.
As long as people think like this…
“And please spare me the “anti-gay rights” garbage. Opposing the complete mangling of the definition of marriage is not the same thing as opposing civil rights. Sorry, but two men can’t get “married” any more than I can call myself the mayor of the Milky Way. Gay “marriage” is simply a thing that cannot be.”
We will have to continue to fight.
‘We have to say to the man with the Yes on 8 sign—you disrespected my humanity, and I am not giving you a pass.
I am not giving you a pass for explaining that you tolerate me, while at the same time denying that my family has a right to exist. I do not give you permission to say you have me as a “gay friend” when you cast a vote against my family, and my rights.’
Nicely put. It’s a shame the lies about having a gay friend persist with or without our consent, but I for one was heartily sick of hearing homophobes hold up their one gay friend as proof they weren’t homophobic during the campaign.
I seem to remember a history lesson in which Joseph Goebbels was addressing a rally and talking about how most people here know “one good jew” but that shouldn’t detract from the cause. That memory crossed my mind again when I heard Sarah Palin talking about her gay friend.
Very true Flapjack… when I hear the statement “I have a gay friend” it invariably means that they are priding themselves on tolerance whilst giving them the right to condemn, as if having a gay friend somehow justifies that.
I can only wonder how lacking in self worth these so called friends are to choose “traditionalists” (I use that term tongue in cheek) as their associates.
Let’s not forget that a huge percentage of the vote against gay families were cast by good people who had been influenced / threatened / co-erced by the Mormon church who are somehow, God forbid, affiliated to the mainstream Christian church.
Many “ordinary” Christian men and women will hang their heads in
shame were this fact to be made more public than it has been.
I am proud to be a Gay Christian but thoroughly ashamed of the biggotry and disgraceful conduct of the elders of the Mormon church, who, let’s not forget, had to be forced to forego the pleasures of multiple wives at the insistence of the government.
Sour grapes, or what!