If we’re tired, we can’t imagine how weary gay and lesbian folks are. Can’t imagine, really, how they’re still on their feet.
All this fighting after a lifetime of fighting they never asked for, never deserved.
Good for them to stand up.
Shame on us for making them.
There’s not much left to say about the proposed gay marriage constitutional amendment, other than to clear up any lingering confusion. Remember: A “no” vote on the ballot is a “yes” vote for human rights.
Any legislation that categorically denies rights to a group of people is wrong.
Writing it into the state’s constitution is that much worse.
Trying to write it into the state’s constitution when it’s already law is worse yet, a colossal waste of time and money that could have been spent in a blue million productive ways.
Could have fixed the state’s roads, the schools, the economy, the housing market, and sent a space pod to Mars.
Instead we burned it all on hating and fighting that hate. We squinted our eyes and shut our doors to those opening both wide.
Shame on us.
We hope this thing doesn’t pass. Polls say it’s close. But polls mask bigotry.
Maybe that’s a start, that gay people are coming out of the closet while bigots are headed in.
If the amendment passes, nothing changes. Nothing. It just means we’ve forced gay and lesbian folks into suffering another unimaginably brutal fight.
They’ll stand up.
Good for them.
Shame on us.