Nov 7, 2012
commented on NOM's Sad Silver Lining
"Comparing NOM to the KKK is as reckless..."
Nonsense. It has been decades since the KKK lynched anyone. They focus on political campaigns and "public debate" and do so a heck of a lot less than NOM and in much less offensive terms.
May 31, 2012
commented on Federal Appeals Court Declares Huge—and Hugely Damaging—Chunk of DOMA to be Unconstitutional
My fantasy is:
1) SCOTUS rules Section 3 is unconstitutional
2) Federal govt starts recognizing our rights
3) Southern states refuse to do so
4) Military notices Southern states dishonoring and discriminating against married gay service members
5) Military packs up its bases and moves them to gay-friendly states, reversing decades of subsidizing redneck states with blue-state dollars
8) Southern states succeed
9) The rest of the states let them
12) Final faint transmission received over CB radio from Kudzustan. Something about zombies....
May 9, 2012
commented on Obama Comes Out for Same-Sex Marriage
You're not being Debbie Downer. You're just being stupid.
YOU ARE MARRIED. The President has long supported YOU getting equal rights.
If a couple is in a civil union, the President has long supported them getting right EQUAL to marriage.
If a couple is stupid enough to move to NC, the President still supports their getting EQUAL FEDERAL RIGHTS.
He's a president, not a king.
Jan 12, 2012
commented on Canada's Conservative Government Turns My Husband Back Into My Boyfriend
“We have no intention of further re-opening or opening this issue,” Stephen Harper told reporters
Just you watch. What this will turn out to mean is that they've opened it up as much as they want to for now -- that this position will stand and will be the argument they will make. But they won't go "further", at least for now.
The "rogue lawyer" argument is silly. Federal cases have review by supervisors and, in some cases, all the way to the Attorney General.
Sep 22, 2011
commented on America's Most Famous Openly Gay Soldier
He recorded this because his only outlet for months has been "talking" with his YouTube audience.
I'm too old to understand these electronic "relationships" but they are real for the whippersnappers, however odd I find them. And it's not like he could share this fears and thoughts with this buddies on base -- that would have gotten him canned.
And keep in mind, he didn't HAVE to broadcast it. It went well, so he uploaded it. If it had gone badly, he was under no obligation to share it.
Mar 30, 2011
commented on It Gets Bitter
The only "cruelty" in this case was on the part of the newspaper which broke the story. They should have been waaaay more careful. Restraint, it's not just for the dungeon.