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I can't help but wonder if in the end this California Ruling will eventually be a good thing. Not today, and not for Californians, but still. I keep wondering if it isn’t going to lead to a lot of other places deciding to man up and do the right thing. New Hampshire, DC, Iowa (fucking IOWA) have all had forward movement on the gay marriage issue since the passing of Prop 8. I think a lot of people did take a good long look at that and decided to do something. I think a lot of people got a really bad taste in their mouths over that whole thing and don't want to look like California right now. It’ll suck for gays in California of course, but the idea that this isn’t a problem seems to be taking root in places you’d never think… like Iowa. Seriously, I can’t express how blown away I still am about Iowa. It’s just… fucking Iowa?

Then you have the fact that almost everything the Anti crowd said about that situation turned out to be a lie. They said voting down prop 8 would force churches to marry gays, it wouldn't have. They said they wouldn't try to force the state to annul the marriages, then they started to try to get the state to annul the marriages, and it just went on like that. When so much of what they were saying was shown to be lies in the cold light of morning, it made some people pause and wonder if you could believe anything they’d been told by these guys. It would have been better had the nut-jobs gotten their way on the annulment, because then everyone would have suddenly realized that legal marriages could be broken up by the vagaries of a few people. That would have brought home the fact that it’s the anti-gay marriage people who are the only ones actually threatening marriages.

In a way it doesn’t really matter that much because it’s going to happen, it is happening. In fact, it has happened. We’re just dealing with the shockwaves now. The places where it’s legal have failed to descend into chaos in any meaningful way and a lot of people are left wondering what the big deal was. Gayness is gradually gaining a sense of normality or at least a sense of being no big deal. I’m thinking in a generation or two, the only way you’ll hear people screaming about “faggots and dykes ruining everything” will be listening to grandparents at holidays.

Really, this is a perfect place for fiscal conservatives to make a stand and win back voters. They’ll probably have to form a new party, because I think the Republicans are going to have to either die-off or spend some considerable time in the wilderness, but they could adapt an old slogan for the new century… “We want government off your back and out of your bedroom!” I think that sort of sentiment could garner a lot of votes right now.


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Okay, you did it, now you get lots of pictures that I've posted before.

You have no one to blame but yourself.


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silveradept
May. 27th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
I did not click there, but I do enjoy the pictures. I was going to leave a comment on the thinking parts above the pictures. Yeah, we know how the battle will turn out, barring spectacular events from anyone else, so the Republicans should probably jump on the slogan and go. Problem is, with the ideological winnowing going on, the only people left in the Republican Party are going to be the anti-choice anti-homosexual nuts. Hopefully by then, some other parties will have risen up to fill in the vacuum, but we're not holding our breath on that.
amanda_lodden
May. 27th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
I didn't click on the pictures either.

I have said several times that I'd be a Republican if they'd be Republicans too, but they gave up the concept of small government in favor of pandering to the Christian fundamentalists. I'm in favor of a small government that provides basic regulation to prevent out-and-out abuse of power, and that stays the hell out of my private life.

I welcome a sane and rational party. Any sane and rational party.
elisethestrange
May. 27th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
Dude, if the Republicans forget about social issues, become true fiscal conservatives, and let go of all this neo-con pseudoimperialism shit, I might start voting for them!
sabrina_pandora
May. 28th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
And heaven forbid you change your gender. As a transwoman, legally I am only allowed to marry a genetic woman.

How fucked up is that...?
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