Thursday, December 02, 2004

Disbelievers, You Better Believe it Now.

In 11 states, Anti-Gay Marriage Amendments were on the ballot. 11 states passed them in an attempt to “protect” Marriage. Supporters of these amendment said, “we’re not trying to discriminate against anyone, we’re clarifying the definition. Don’t worry, your rights won’t be affected.”


Thanks to Rosemary, Queen of all Evil. She has tipped me to the beginning of the “Heterosexual Agenda” – wiping us homosexuals off the map.

Don’t believe me? Read this.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A state representative said Monday he's working on a measure to oppose health benefits for gay partners of state employees in new contracts for state workers that have been agreed to by the state and five labor unions.

Rep. Ken Bradstreet, R-Gaylord, also said he is writing a letter to Attorney General Mike Cox to ask whether it's legal for the state to offer same-sex domestic partner benefits after Michigan voters approved a constitutional amendment limiting marriage to one man and one woman.

Bradstreet's resolution, expected to be introduced on Tuesday, would urge Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm and the Office of the State Employer to refrain from negotiating or approving any state contract with domestic partner health care benefits for same-sex couples.

"It's unfathomable how, before the ballot boxes are hardly put away, some state leaders are going against citizens' wishes to even consider this issue in the labor contract negotiations process," Bradstreet said in a news release.

No, sir, what is unfathomable is that you are willing to sacrifice the protection of hundreds of domestic partners and their children for your anti-gay agenda, especially when the contracts have already been negotiated and signed prior to the vote. It’s called contract law, and you’d better get a brushing up.

The fact is this: These Amendments have the potential to place all gays and their families in direct harm. No longer can we file proper Domestic Protective orders in court, expect that our employers will continue their benefits and any of the other things forward thinking people have bestowed upon us. The fact is I, as a “single” employee, am compensated almost $4000 less per year in benefits because they fail to recognize my spouse and my child. I don’t receive that in cash, therefore, I am being inappropriately compensated for my work.

You Conservatives said it wouldn’t happen, but it is, and will continue to happen.

And, eventually, all of these Constitutional Amendments will be repealed because, in essence, if you have to change the Constitution to “make” a precept Constitutional, there is something fundamentally WRONG with it!

When your states have multi-billion dollar lawyer and court fees, don’t come crying to us gays. You did it yourself. You put discrimination on the ballot and fed the public all the horror stories about how gays are destroying marriage, when all I want to do is live with my spouse in peace.

In the end, you would have saved a whole lot of money if you would have just given us the due benefits we deserve.

Oh, and This Nimrod wants all books mentioning homosexuality to be banned from public libraries in Alabama. He wants to “dig a big hole and bury them all.”

If a state legislator has his way, works by Tennessee Williams and Alice Walker could be pulled from public and university libraries.

Rep. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa, prefiled a bill in the House of Representatives that could ban literature with gay protagonists or textbooks that present homosexuality as natural.

The bill aims “to prohibit the expenditure or use of public funds or public facilities by any state agency or public entity for the purchase, production or promotion of printed or electronic materials or activities that sanction, recognize, foster or promote a lifestyle or actions prohibited by the sodomy and sexual misconduct laws of the state.”

“I don’t want someone teaching my children that it’s OK to have an alternative lifestyle,” Allen told The Plainsman Wednesday. “Our culture is sick.

“It’s a small minority group of citizens who drive the train on our culture,” Allen said.

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas sodomy statute in 2003. That precedent deems similar state statutes ineffectual.

Possible ramifications of the bill, if passed, include banning and pulling books such as Vladimir Nabakov’s “Lolita,” Fannie Flagg’s “Fried Green Tomatoes” and Truman Capote’s “Other Voices, Other Rooms” from the shelves of public libraries, including university libraries.

Auburn’s theater department performs “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” every Halloween. The legislation could put an end to such performances.

Mark Potok, spokesman for the Southern Poverty Law Center, said the legislation is the product “of a politician trying to make time with a cheap and easy issue.”

“I think it’s outrageous,” he said. “It really is like a Nazi book burning,” repeating his statement published in The Birmingham News Wednesday.

“It could eventually result in the banning of the Bible,” Potok said.

I’m sorry, but if the legislators of Alabama actually pass this thing, and the subsequent effect is the banning of the Bible, that would make me giggle with glee.


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