All of New England and Iowa , funny.
This week was a lot to take in all at once, reaction came slowly. Walking out of the storm shelter, it takes a minute for the fact that your house did not blow away to sink in. Equal Marriage - from the " love that dare not speak its name " to Mr. and Mr. Cleaver, in a historic blink of an eye. Goodness knows there is still eons of work left to do, and the forces against us are out there and very powerful, BUT, there really seemed to be a sea change this week.
" Miss America claims to like apple pie", not going to be a headline. ( dog bites man ) , but - Miss California stands up for marriage is all the controversial, to the point of , it being an extreme negative. She seems like the odd ball... come on, think about that. Big haired, new boobed, flat rock of a lovely young woman is the outsider, and happy committed gay couples are the norm? fast, fast, fast...
Unbelievably stupid Joe - the -
single celled being plumber says that the " queers aint comin' near my kids" , and last months right wing poster blond Elizabeth Hasselbeck, gives him a smack down, on national television. faster, faster, faster.
This is why the Mormon Church and its lackeys are fighting SO hard to keep gay Americans as second, ( third, twelfth) class citizens. The more we are out there, the more times that the sun comes up over the beautiful rocky coast of Maine, the more times that folks in Iowa don't have to deal with brimstone at the Walmart, the more GAY COUPLES that GET MARRIED.. the more straight Americans are just fine with it. A great big YAWN seemed to be the non religious crazy reaction to the major advancements in civil rights this week.
Like I said, a long long way to go, but with a full 10th! of the country now with full blown gay marriage and California and New York, still up in the air, we can take a little bit of a breather, and just sort of bask in the glory of equality!
Where are my pearls.....