Friday, February 17, 2012
While You Were Busy Attacking IUDs...
The GOP is SOOOO off its game these days.
They have tumbled somehow into a protracted fight over contraception. They defend said fight by bringing in a group of Penis Americans to testify in the House about how lady parts are icky and should only be used for baby making.
The poster-child of religious bigotry in American politics, a man whose name became synonymous with anal sex because he was so virulently pious on this issue, is poised - improbably - to be the GOP nominee.
Meanwhile, Washington and now Maryland have legalized gay marriage. And New Jersey will about ten minutes after that fat tub of goo in the governor's mansion gets shown the door by the voters. If the 9th Circuit and the Supremes refuse to hear the appeal from the three judge panel - or they hear the appeal and uphold the verdict - then that's a 3 for 3 week for marriage equality.
Here's the list of states that recognize marriage equality:
District of Columbia
States that probably will recognize marriage equality soon:
New Jersey (once Fat Bastard gets the boot)
States that already have full civil union laws (the gateway drug to LGBT marriage):
Nevada (state constitution bans same sex marriage)
Oregon (state constitution bans same sex marriage)
States that offer a watered down alternative:
Colorado (state constitution bans same sex marriage)
Same sex marriage banned by statute not state constitution:
The tide is turning on this. When you look at the map of states that have constitutional amendments that deny both marriage equality and same sex partnerships, you are looking at the dead end of American bigotry. I mean Dick F-ing Cheney was calling Maryland GOP reps and threatening to torture them in Gitmo if they didn't vote for marriage equality. I mean if Dick F-ing Cheney has seen the light...
Some of those states (Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Virginia) could very well vote for Obama next November. They are currently captured by the Tea Party, but could restore some sanity, soon.
The rest pretty much never will. The list is a rogue's role:
Hey, Georgia? We grew up together. I know you, maybe not as well as I used to, but still. We go back a ways.
You don't want to be on the same side of an issue as South Carolina, Alabama and Utah..
Trust me on this. Last time you followed South Carolina, look how that turned out.