To the back of the bus with us

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the 8th Circuit Court of appeals for ignoring the 14th amendment of the US constitution.

Dear “justices” – here it is in case you forgot, and please pay attention to the parts in bold text: 

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

“Justices”, that is to say that NO STATE shall deprive any PERSON (me or others) EQUAL protection of the laws.  By upholding the Nebraska statute, you’ve essentially said the state can deny rights to a group of people and grant it to everyone else.  I have a feeling that if we had put interracial marriage on the ballot in the 1950’s that 70 percent of the population of most states would have voted to ban it.  If we had put slavery on the ballot in the 1850’s all the southern states and probably a few northern states would have given 70 percent support to continuing the practice.

It amazes me that jurists are still so stupid as to think that we want anything other than the same rights afforded to the rest of the population.  Wanting equal rights is not wanting special rights.  Get that out of your heads now.  If we wanted special rights our request for marriage would come with something extra that is not given to heterosexuals.

All we are asking for is the ability to receive the same benefits of society married people do by filing the same $50 application they do.  On the government level it is a CONTRACT and what you’re doing is telling two people they cannot enter into a contract with each other that others are allowed to.  This is NOT EQUAL protection or equal access. 

Just because the person that I love and myself both have cocks shouldn’t mean that we have to go spend thousands of dollars to get what others get with a $50 fee paid to the government.  This is about fundamental fairness and NOTHING MORE. 

We are not asking the church to marry us because as a private club they shouldn’t have to.  All we want is CIVIL marriage, not religious.  But the religious fundies can’t seem to figure that out.  I’d be the first person marching along side of them if gay people started insisting the church marry them.  The church shouldn’t have to, but the government SHOULD.

And the conservatives like to talk about activist judges…  Good grief!


5 Responses to “To the back of the bus with us”

  1. Everything you say makes a lot of sense. Have you considered running for public office? Cynical Queer for Congress!

  2. They would never vote for me around here if what “I am” ever got out.

  3. If they consider what you are offensive, then you wouldn’t want their vote. Oh I forgot, North Carolinians. I am so glad that Yankees are not so narrow minded. Yeah right! The conservative right is so set on keeping gays down because it allows them someone to feel superior over. If that B—- h Ann(e) Coulter is typical, I am glad to be a liberal.

  4. I support you. Whatever you are, where-ever you exist….I support you. The Mind you exhibit to the world is amazing. Please keep up the good work that you do/write.

  5. WHO you are is valuable, and great, and it’s a damn shame that the American government is too ignorant to realise it.

    I thought that racial segregation confirmed the idea that separate laws and facilities are never really equal, just as ‘civil partnerships’ will never be equal to marriage.

    I wish you and all queer Americans the strength you will certainly need to fight this good fight. But remember that the harder the road is, the better you will become at walking it.

    Kudos to you for being so brave.

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