Tip of the Hat:
To Joe Biden, for publicly and proudly proclaiming that Proposition 8 is a fucked up idea. Well, he was a little less sailor like in his vernacular.
Biden, meanwhile, said during an appearance Monday on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that if he lived in California he would vote against a ballot measure that seeks to ban gay marriage. DeGeneres, who is gay and newly wed to actress Portia de Rossi, has urged Californians to reject Proposition 8.
“I think it’s regressive,” the Delaware senator said. “I think it’s unfair, and so I vote ‘no.'”
Even though Biden personally is against same sex marriage, he (and Obama), is all for equal rights for same sex partner. Thanks, Joe, b/c that is encouraging. More than you know.
Wag of the Finger:
To Sarah Palin, for being a bigoted and hateful person hell bent on keeping equal rights out of the hands of the LGBTQI community.
In an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network, the Alaska governor said she had voted in 1998 for a state amendment banning same sex marriage and hoped to see a federal ban on such unions.
“I have voted along with the vast majority of Alaskans who had the opportunity to vote to amend our Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman. I wish on a federal level that’s where we would go. I don’t support gay marriage,” Palin said. She said she believed traditional marriage is the foundation for strong families.
Setting aside my ire at phrases such as “traditional marriage”, I call bullshit on the concept that a strong family is founded in such things. If it is such a strong foundation, then, like Petulant said yesterday, then an equally strong foundation must certainly be divorce.
Here’s a newsflash, Governor Palin, hate is not a family value. Your bigotry has no place in the ballpark of “family values”.
Go fuck yourself.
h/t to Gay and Lesbian SmartBrief, in my inbox every week.