Friday, May 27, 2005

Gays Give Diseases to Their Children?

I'm going out of town this weekend. It is Memorial Day as well as my birthday weekend, and I am pumped to have some time off. Incidentally, my home computer is still not set up, hence less frequent posting and emails.

On to the topic. HJR 6, the Texas bill to write a Constitutional Ammendment to ban gay marriage (and civil unions too, but we are pretending it doesn't so we can get the gays), passed the Senate. This means it will go to the people on the ballot in November. Great.

Not that I don't trust the people, but sometimes they do get it wrong. Nation wide, the first time a plurality (yes, just a plurality, not a majority) of people thought that interracial marriages were ok was in 1990. And, when the Supreme Court decided to allow interracial marriages on legal grounds, a super majority of the nation was opposed to the ruling (even more than those that oppose gay marriage now). So, the people don't always get it right, and I don't think they will here either.

Now, on to the title of this post. One of the legilators in the Senate spoke out in the hearing to say why she opposed gay marriage, and she said that she did not want to encourage gays to form families, lest they gay people pass on their diseases to the kids. Sorry for not providing a link, but I read this the other day and have not been able to relocate it. I'm still searching.

Anyone that says that attitudes like this are not based in prejudice, discrimination, and ignorance has some soul searching to do. Apparently this is an ok thing to say and believe, even if it isn't based in fact at all.


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