Well, as you probably already know, the result of voting yesterday was that 53% of people in Maine believe that if gays are allowed to get married, then schools will start teaching children that the boogieman is real and that gay people actually exist.
The US is supposed to be a leader in the world, yet in terms of human rights, only five states — Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire — have legalized gay marriage. For each of these states, the gay marriage law was forced through by the courts or legislation. Even though gay marriage was passed into law in Maine in May, the conservatives petitioned against it, as expected. Maine could have been the first state to pass gay marriage by the popular vote, but after the results last night….Gay Marriage was not passed into law. Another sad day.
What is going on in the world, or even in a country that was supposed to be built to protect people from inequality and oppression. How many cycles of this will there be?
Unfortunately, this is the mindset of the 53% haters…
“Gays are not oppressed on a whim, but because of the specific need of capitalism for the nuclear family. The nuclear family, as the primary — and inexpensive — provider and carer for the workforce, fulfilled in the nineteenth century and still fulfills an important need for capitalism. Alternative sexualities represent a threat to the family model because they provide an alternative role model for people. Gays are going to be in the front line of attack whenever capitalism wants to reinforce family values.” – Louise Tierney
Hitler Louise. You ain’t seen nothing yet!