So my mom, knowing that my Beloved and I spend a fair bit of time in California, asked me on Father’s Day if I thought we’d get married again now that it was legal in California. I got the real sense that she thought it would be fun to have a big gay wedding.
You have no idea how far this woman has come. Raised a Southern Baptist, she was terrified that I was going to hell. But completely conflicted because she loves her babies HARD and there’s NOTHING that could get in the way of that. But she didn’t understand the intricacies of being an out gay man in contemporary society. (She thought it was all about “bedroom behavior.”) She’s not quite Debbie Novotny yet, but I’m awfully proud of her.
Unfortunately, I had to tell my mom no. There are no plans for a legal ceremony. Why? Because it ain’t legal when I get back home to Texas. So, until I live somewhere it actually provides me with some legal benefits, I’m as married as I’m going to be. But I really do believe these dominoes are falling. And I think 8 years of having someone in the White House who doesn’t equate homosexuality with terrorism will finally push the creepy zealous right back into their caves.
Speaking of which, it’s no surprise that the members of the hellbound Westboro Baptist Church plan to picket the first weddings in San Francisco. What is surprising is that the mainstream media continues to provide coverage of their antics.
Here is the text of their news release:
“WBC will picket the godless and blasphemous same-sex marriage farce scheduled to take place in God-forsaken, Hell-bound San Francisco—Tuesday, June 17, at 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.—at the San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl., San Francisco, CA.
In Religious protest and warning; to wit: “Be not deceived; God is not mocked.” Gal. 6:7. God Hates Fags & Fag-Enablers. Ergo, God hates the people participating in the filthy same-sex marriage orgy and Satanic Sodomitical outrage masquerading as holy matrimony. GOD HATES CALIFORNIA.”
Whether you are pro or con, seriously, doesn’t that just sound like the rantings of some deranged soul? I’m especially fond of the “Be not deceived; God is not mocked” quote. Hello, Pot? Kettle!
And the biggest irony is that the first couple to marry has already been together for 55 years!!! Talk about role models. Not to mention the complete visual disconnect between a couple of sweet little old lesbians and a “filthy same-sex marriage orgy and Satanic Sodomitical outrage.”
Hmmm. Maybe I want to get married again after all.