Washington Gay Marriage News, 11 Fascinating Prop 8 donors, and Alabama want to honour Miss California

April 23, 2009 at 7:17 am | Posted in LGBT | 1 Comment

Gay Wednesdaythe marriage edition

United States Same-sex destination weddings booming:

Texas “Ex-Gays” Denied Ad In Texas Paper:

gay Washington State FlagWashington State Apparently, Seattle is the second gayest city in America:

I wonder how you measure the gayness of a city. I’m curious as to which Canadian city is gayer, Vancouver or Toronto.

Speaking of Gayness in Washington state…

Washington State Washington Gets “Everything But Marriage”:

The bill expands on previous domestic partnership laws by adding partnerships to all remaining areas of state law where currently only married couples are mentioned. The statutes range from labor and employment rights, to pensions and other public employee benefits.

However, anti-gay religious groups immediately announced their plans to block the legislation. Thanks for the tip off Joe

California 11 Fascinating Donors on California’s Prop 8:

3. The $4 guy. On the opposite end of the spectrum from the Knights of Columbus is Ronald Grey of La Verne, California… who donated $4 to support Prop 8.

Let’s take a quick look into Ronald’s head for a second here. He sure doesn’t like gay marriage, but, damn, money’s tight right now. So he crunched the numbers and decided to make his voice heard, the answer was… four dollars.

Steve Schmidt as Dr. EvilUnited States Top McCain presidential campaign aide comes out in favor of marriage for gay couples:

[Steve] Schmidt argues that, first, there’s a moral reason to embrace marriage for gay couples, and compares being pro-gay to being pro-life (that should spin some heads). Then Schmidt argues that politically the party needs to grow its coalition, not shrink it – and that embracing gay civil rights will help the party attract more voters. Schmidt also notes, implicitly, that by wooing the religious right the Republicans are alienating lots of other voters.

Alabama Alabama House considers resolution praising Miss California for position on gay marriage:

Moose's OpinionYou know, I’m not one of those “My taxes pay your salary!!” types, but if I lived in Alabama I think I’d be pretty pissed off that legislators were spending ‘on the clock’ time on this kind of horse hockey. The woman isn’t even from their state!

If you don’t know what the issue is, in response to a Miss USA pageant question, Miss California said that she did not support gay marriage. She went on to come in second in the pageant. The obvious speculation is that she would have won if she had lied aboot her beliefs.

Should she have lied? Well considering the superficial nature of the competition, I would say yes she should have. Beauty pageant contestants are not on stage because of their morals. Nobody cares what an ethical woman looks like in a bathing suit.

United States 10 Reasons Why Gay Marriage is “Wrong”:

This list has been floating around the interweb for a long time, but perhaps you haven’t seen it yet. I always get a chuckle when I stumble across it.

  1. Being gay is not natural: Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.
  2. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay: in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.
  3. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior: People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.
  4. Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn’t changed at all: women are still property, blacks still can’t marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.
  5. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed: the sanctity of Brittany Spears’ 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.
  6. Straight marriages are valid because they produce children: Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn’t be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren’t full yet, and the world needs more children.
  7. Obviously gay parents will raise gay children: since straight parents only raise straight children.
  8. Gay marriage is not supported by religion: In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That’s why we have only one religion in America.
  9. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home: That’s why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.
  10. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms: Just like we haven’t adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

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  1. I loved this article! Lots of info, love the list at the end, definitely made me giggle 🙂
    I’m going to read more of your blog.

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