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Monday, May 19, 2008

LGBTQ: The Good News

George Takei with partner Brad Altman

George Takei, who played Sulu in the original Star Trek series, is now free to marry his longtime partner under the laws of the State of California. Per the New York Post, we find:
Over the weekend, Takei announced on his Web site that he and long-time partner Brad Altman will get married this summer.

"Our California dream is reality," he wrote. "At long last, the barrier to full marriage rights for same-sex couples has been torn down."
This makes us so happy! The only downside to this is that our dear friend Jeyhan passed away before this stupid DOMA-type law was struck down. If he were still alive, he would be married to the partner that he had loved and lived with for over 30 years.

Tell you what heterosexual marriage needs to be defended from: idiots who get married by Elvis impersonators in Las Vegas, pop out kids like salad shooters, beat the crap out of each other and their children who were never consulted on whether they wanted to be born, and then fill the divorce courts and take up everyone's time and energy figuring out which of these selfish swine should have custody of their suffering sprog, while we medicate the poor sprog into a stupor to control their destructive (learned) behaviour.

Bigoted hets who get their pantalones in a wad about people in long-term loving relationships need to just get over their pathetic fucking selves. You're being manipulated by the Religious Reich, who will promise you the moon and give you buffalo chips. Just look at the last batch of rightwing fundie nutcases who took power. Didn't they promise you "faith-based" doodah? What didja get out of it? A bunch of taxpayer dollars, read YOUR goddamned tax dollars, got siphoned off to dubious projects which taught your kids about abstinence even as they were pledging purity with silly rings and getting pranged on a daily basis. Whoop-de-doodah. Was that worth it?

While you were busy praying, they were busy preying. They shipped your jobs overseas, destroyed your pension funds, told you to pay more for less healthcare, sent your kids to two foreign wars to get shot up without adequate protection, and left you with pregnant kids and grandkids to look after. Then they cut your pay (just like American Axle is doing) even though the company made "record profits." Meanwhile, your 401(k) nose-dived because the greedy goddamned corporations couldn't resist the urge to offer you scam packages designed to eat up the equity in your home. And you fell for it, hook, line, and sinker and pulled out that money to finance your knee surgery or that new Humvee, or a wedding in fucking Tahiti, like you really needed those last two.

Now your home is worth less than you paid for it, and the credit card companies have raised the interest rates to 29 and 39 per cent, and if you pay the minimum, you'll be in debt until after your kids are buried. And your son is coming home from Iraq with one leg missing but the VA refuses him disability payments, and your daughter can't get a job except at the Wal-Mart, which means no healthcare or benefits, and you have to help raise your grandchildren.

And all you can worry about is two people of the same gender might, deity forbid, love each other and get married and raise a family? Get real.

In other good news, Ellen de Generes plans to marry her girlfriend Portia de Rossi.

Chew on that, bigots. As for you pinheads who plan to make gay marriage a divisive issue for the general election this year, may the deities you worship cause your reproductive bits to fall off, or out, and leave you all busy looking for them for reattachment purposes right about that time. It would serve you right.

George's response to Tim Hardaway's homophobia is NOT SAFE FOR WORK!!! So watch it at home.

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