Hating the haters

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My choice has been made – I will be voting in California in November.

I don’t know that I will cast a vote in the presidential election. If I do, it will be only because I despise John McCain and not because I believe in anyone else. Sad, but true. But the reason I will bother with the whole rigmarole of absentee voting is so that those bigoted homophobic motherfuckers won’t be able to pass their bigoted homophobic proposition to ban gay marriage in California’s constitution.

Just yesterday, the California Supreme Court struck down the state’s law against same-sex marriage and declared that registered partnerships are not good enough.

“In contrast to earlier times, our state now recognizes that an individual’s capacity to establish a loving and long-term committed relationship with another person and responsibly to care for and raise children does not depend upon the individual’s sexual orientation,” Chief Justice Ronald George wrote for the majority in ringing language that delighted gay rights activists.

Massachusetts in 2004 became the first, and so far only, state to legalize gay marriage; more than 9,500 couples have taken advantage of the law. But the California ruling is considered monumental by virtue of the state’s size — 38 million out of a U.S. population of 302 million — and its historical role as the vanguard of many social and cultural changes that have swept the country since World War II.

California has an estimated 108,734 same-sex households, according to 2006 census figures.


One of the precedents cited was the California Supreme Court’s 1948 ruling that overturned the ban on interracial marriages.

The decision on same-sex marriage should be a happy ending and we should all rejoice that any couple who are lucky enough to find that kind of love can enshrine it in any way they want. We should all look forward to being invited to gay weddings where the décor and flowers, etc will all be in immaculate taste.

But instead, enter the small-minded, holier-than-thou, overly religious, freedom-loathing, malignant bigots that want us all to live based on their twisted code of intolerance and hatred. I really wish it were possible to convince them that they don’t have the right to tell other people how to live and that if there were a god, s/he would not be on their side.


5 Responses to Hating the haters

  1. javajivehigh says:

    “an individual’s capacity to establish a loving and long-term committed relationship with another person and responsibly to care for and raise children does not depend upon the individual’s sexual orientation,”

    This is one of those remarks that inspires in me that one wonderful, all-encompassing word… “duh”. Judging by the decline of values and ethics and the increase in divorce and child abuse in “traditional” families over the years, I’m really not sure why it is taking society as a whole so long to acknowledge that sexual orientation is not an indication of success or failure in marriage or child rearing.

    Some people are so mired in their religious beliefs that they can’t see the human through the homosexuality and accept them individually and accordingly. It’s a bitter pill for them to swallow, but swallow they must. No spitting this issue out 🙂

  2. Dane says:

    OR…we should be working to destabilize monogamous partnership as a cornerstone for building a civilization! De-privilege ALL coupled statuses, and let people get married in churches, synagogues, mosques, backyards, covens, kitchens and basements. Leave the fucking courthouse out of it. Instead, develop a system in which people are encouraged to form communal support structures that are independent of government!

    *gnashes teeth*

    If one more motherfucking gay activist tells me about California like it’s the goddamn messianic age coming to fruition, I’m going to start punching things and forming coalitions to firebomb the HRC.

  3. aunt cookie says:

    Gay marriage has the same right to failure as any other marriage.
    making it work without any additional impediment would be nice.

  4. someone says:

    shut up u homo bein gay is a sin it says so in the bible and u will go to hell
    – a true cristion

  5. Dane says:

    Hey, maybe that’s the same guy who spammed my blog! Oh, wait – my guy could spell. Sorry Max, I win.

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