Proposition 8–the ban on a certain minority being allowed to marry–was upheld by the California Supreme Court. To which I say: WTF?  As a striaght Californian, as an American, I am so effing pissed. . . and hurt. . . and shocked–and can only imagine the utter pain and dismay that my LGBTQ friends and family must feel. Does this mean that any state can vote to have some se of rights removed from whatever minorities they don’t particularly like?

Because, if that’s the case, I’d like to start with douchey guys driving Trans Ams. Let’s just vote them off the road. And deny them the right to buy CK One. We’d be doing our freeways and our noses a favor.

I find it a travesty that two people of opposite sex can get married so one of them can stay in the country, or get better insurance benefits, or so the couple can get tax breaks–or for any other number of non-romantic reasons–but people who love each other are denied the basic civil rights that marriage allows. IANAL, but my considered opinion is: That’s bullshit.

Iowa, Maine and other states had better gird their loins for a battle at the ballot box.

Did I mention that I am pissed? WTF?!?

Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.

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