Thursday, April 09, 2009

Gay Rights Advance



It's been an amazing last few days for gay rights in America. The Vermont legislature approved same-sex marriage, so I guess that means the Christian right-wing crazies and their Republican cohorts will have to find someone else to blame besides "activist judges." Iowa's Supreme Court overturned the state's gay marriage ban, and my new hero is Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal telling his homophobic colleagues to shove it. Washington D.C. is on the verge of recognizing same-sex unions from other states, and Obama invited gay families to the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll. Keep hope alive, California! We're approaching the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and we're in the middle of the biggest revolution in years. The time is now. 

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd like to hug Mike Gronstal. I loved that line "You've already lost." Great clip. Thanks for posting it.

GAV

Montgomery Maxton said...

and a gay is going to win Idol!

Lisa Allender said...

Yaaaaaa, us!
And yeah--Adam Lambert is going to be the gayest. hottest. idol. ever.

DeadMule said...

No, Collin. Human rights advance. We advancing toward equality. We are all more alike than different. Our differences matter but not as much as our humanity. This isn't about being gay; it's about confirming what we know, gay people are fully human.

Collin Kelley said...

Helen, I don't disagree with you. I used gay rights in the title because it picks up better hits and views. If you look at the labels, you will see civil and human rights are present. :)

jaxx said...

i love this guy. and i LOVE what his daughter said. she's so right. it's just a matter of time, so why can't the time be RIGHT FUCKING NOW!!!

christine said...

This is really big. I'm so glad you blogged about it, because i was away in Florida when this news broke, and I barely got to hear anything about it. Great video clip. It fills me up.

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