Exhibit A is Suzanna Logan, who's indeed proving herself to be an "A-List" blogger, and that's before the end of the first week!
Suzanna's post today adds a little musical flourish to my entry yesterday, ""No Faggots, Dykes or Trannies"?":
Oh, give me a homeYou've got to love it!
Where the immigrants roam
Where the queers and the lesbians play
Where seldom is heard, a rational word
And the sky-high-taxes are not going awaaaaay.
And to be clear to the lefties, THIS IS HUMOR!
But hey, don't miss Steve Chapman's piece this morning on California's voter-approved prohibition on same-sex marriage, first passed in 2000: "Gay Marriage vs. Democracy":
Last summer, the state Supreme Court struck the law down on the ground that it violated the California Constitution by discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation.Of course, it's not just the question of fundamental rights, don't you know?
But Californians were not content to let the court substitute its judgment for theirs. In November, they approved Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment outlawing gay marriage, with a 52 percent majority. If the constitution required recognition of same-sex marriage, the people decided, the constitution needed correcting.
That should have been the end of the legal battle and the beginning of a political one, where gay rights have excellent prospects. After all, they have made steady progress on the issue, expanding their support from 39 percent of voters to 48 percent in just eight years. Given the trend, their chances of persuading a majority in the next few years look good -- if they were to focus on persuading the majority.
But this is a tedious and time-consuming task compared to trying to get the state Supreme Court to nullify the will of the people. So opponents of Proposition 8 chose the latter option after their defeat.
And for what end? Not so that gays can have the full package of rights and duties that go with the institution of matrimony. They already have those - insofar as the state of California can provide them - thanks to a domestic partnership law that duplicates everything about marriage except the name. This is not a fight over fundamental equality. It's a fight over nomenclature.
The LGBT community's moving forward on other pressing issues, including "hate crime recognition, adoption rights, immigration and asylum rights, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," to name a few."
You don't say!