…into what has happened in many states, and what can and will happen in the newest states considering and likely passing constitutional amendments allowing discrimination and hate against a single group of people:
I was born and raised in Indiana, and even though I left at age 21, all of my immediate family still lives there.
As such, I am honored to be a contributor to Bilerico, an Indiana-based LGBT and civil-rights issues blog.
Bil Browning, the blog founder, has an amazing post up right now about what one state politician is doing to hide the truly evil truth of what these amendments are doing – they are not protecting “marriage”. Rather, they are attacking a group of people, and taking away even the most basic of protections.
Pam discussed this earlier with her post on what is going on in Kentucky.
I spent the majority of my “adult” years in Miami and Miami Beach, until relocating to New York City in August of 2006. Florida is now gearing up to write basically the same kind of amendment into its constitution that Indiana will be passing (with the same likely ramifications as have been shown in Ohio and Michigan, as far as domestic violence and benefits for same-sex partners.
What the apathetic masses do not understand is that once these people think they have “won” with the attacks on those who love differently, they will use that perceived “success” to attempt to further shove their myopic societal views down the throats of every man, woman, and child in what used to be the land of the free.