Sunday, March 23, 2014

Oy, this again...

Hurray! Federal Judge Bernard Freidman has ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage that Michigan voters passed back in 2004 is unconstitutional thus opening the door for gay and lesbian couples to finally get m-huh? What's that? Oh...oh, I see.
Above: Pretty much.
No really, that's all they got.
Yeah, this again. For a period of about 24 hours, Michigan was the 18th state in which gay couples could get legally married. Then a federal appeals court snatched defeat from the jaws of victory and ordered that no more same-sex marriage licenses be issued until at least Wednesday. How come? No clue, but in other states when similar bans have been thrown out and then quickly and temporarily un-thrownout, it's because the anti-marriage equality people are throwing a tantrum and have asked the court for additional time to remount their legal case. What case? Beats me. I think it has something to do with gay people causing earthquakes.

Just a suggestion.
Anyway while I'm sure it's totally important to make everyone, no matter how full of horseshit they are, feel like a part of the democratic process, could we maybe find a way to do it that isn't at the expense of those who have waited years or even decades for legal recognition of their equal rights? Like, maybe instead of issuing a stay the court of appeals could, I don't know, throw a party for the homophobes? Maybe get them a big cookie cake or something? You know, something to make them feel appreciated even though we don't really mean it (or like them).

Oh, and on a side note, why Wednesday? What's so special about Wednesday? If the ban was unconstitutional today, is it more constitutional on Wednesday? If so, why? Is it opposite day? Is there some kind of planetary alignment we haven't heard about? What's the deal?
With Neptune in conjunction and Mercury in retrograde,
Wednesday would be an auspicious day to screw over the gays!

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