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Sharpening our wits on the grindstone of Life

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

The land of the free ... unless you're gay

It's official - Texas is homophobic.

Seventy-six percent of the fourteen percent of Texans who voted yesterday said the state shouldm't allow members of the same gender to marry each other. I'm sure they'll sleep better tonight knowing that they're forcing gays and lesbians to live in sin. They're all going to hell anyway, so what's the difference, right?

So as we slide further down the slippery slope toward a theocracy, the political party that used to stand for individual rights and less government intrusion in our lives is now deciding for us how we're to live those lives.

I don't see what they're so afraid of. Maybe they think gaity is contagious. I mean, it's not like the gays are going to reproduce, and lesbians are far less likely to have an aborrtion than the 50% of all straight women who've had at least one.

With all the issues facing us in these troubling and dangerous times, it's sad that the best we can do is to limit the rights of minorities and call it a victory.

I know I'm not as pretty as Tori Amos or as famous as Don Henley, but everyday people have a voice in this government, or at least on the internets, so I'll keep on trying to make my voice heard - at least to the dozen or so of you who read this site. And that voice is saying this: don't give up the good fight. Speak up for what you believe in, even if it's not the most popular opinion. Apparently the majority of Texans believe that granting marriage rights to gays is dangerous enough to ammend the state Constitution to prevent it, but I don't think so. And there are many who share my opinion.

Keep speaking out against injustice, and don't give up. Constitutional ammendments can be repealed - just look what happened to prohibition.

Talk hard. And talk long. Eventually people will listen.


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