What a Week in Gay it Was!
|Photo illustration | Audrey Fukuman|
|Judge Vaughn Walker gave Prop. 8 the pimp slap|
You may have heard that Vaughn Walker, the gayest judge in the world -- even gayer than Supreme Court's new softball coach, Justice Elena Kagan -- tossed Prop. 8 into the dumpster. Took it to the curb! Preach it Rachel Maddow.
Barbra Streisand even asks: What kind of fool wouldn't be happy that Prop. 8 was repealed?
The Wall Street Journal thinks that the Supreme Court will uphold Walker's ruling.
Leave John McCain out of this conversation. He's had just about enough of all this gay bullshit.
McCain OBJECTS to all of this gay crap. The hate crimes bill got in the way of military spending last year and now the Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal is mucking up this year's defense bill. Stop filling up the tree!
I've never heard that before -- the filling up of the tree. What is that about? Are there any old people reading this that can explain it?
Meanwhile, in the world of hetero marriages gone wrong, Lynn France from Cleveland, Ohio was suspicious about her husband traveling out of town all the time for work. So she started to follow him. She discovered that not only was he cheating on her, but he is engaged to his mistress. Lynn also found out that the happy couple was registered at Target.
Target has little to do with this tradition-busting, bigamist-to-be. Also, please stop giving Target a hard time for donating money to a PAC that supports a gay-hating Republican candidate for Governor in Minnesota. The CEO of Target issued an apology -- to his employees. He is sorry everyone found out about the $150,000 donation. He thought it would be a cool secret. Dang!
Does this mean the National Day of Protest against Target is off? I hope not. The CEO may have finally acknowledged he got caught, but that doesn't explain the thousands of dollars that were contributed to the Yes on Prop 8 campaign in 2008. To be fair -- they did give to both sides of Prop. 8. But, even I gave more to Equality California than Target did.
Speaking of Prop. 8 -- and this week we simply won't stop talking about it -- the results of yet another study about the 2008 campaign were released early this week. David Fleischer put together a 500-page report with charts and graphs and a brief video introduction. What was the big reveal this time?
Fleischer found that right before the November 2008 election there was a sudden shift in polling from No on 8 to Yes on 8. "The shift, it turns out, was greatest among parents with children under 18 living at home -- many of them white Democrats." Yes, once again it has been pointed out that Equality California's blind determination to change our opponents' hearts and minds one door knock at a time is not going to bear fruit.
On Thursday, EQCA held a virtual town hall meeting in which the Prop. 8 decision was discussed. Marc Solomon, EQCA's marriage director, made it clear that it is EQCA's intention to place a repeal of Prop. 8 before the voters in 2012, whether you like it or not. No matter what development occurs, the answer is to knock on doors and plead for mercy from the fanatics in farmville. Prop. 8 was overturned? Join us as we go door to door to tell our stories. A Federal district judge strikes down part of the Defense of Marriage Act? Join up with EQCA and share your story. Sick of the cold and clammy summer in San Francisco? Join Marc Solomon and his druids as they roam Death Valley telling personal stories to the vultures in the hope that white Democrats with children under the age of 18 living at home will not be assholes in 2012.
Good luck with that one!
Patrick Connors is an uppity fag and he isn't giving any money to Target or EQCA but he might buy Barbra Steisand's Greatest Hits.