Pardon the interruption….
As much as I bitched and bitched about Christopher getting married before me…I’m disheartened to hear that marriage may no longer be legal for gay and lesbians in California. Daniel informed me today that it looks like the “Yes on Proposition 8” assholes are winning. Apparently, their message of hate is resonating with young people.
Sadly, my best friend’s wedding in California could be off. As I mentioned previously, Christopher plans to marry in California, and with some luck and help from Governor Patterson, gay marriages will be recognized in the state of NY.
The purpose of this blog was never intended to be a giant political statement. It’s about sharing my life with my four gay best friends with you.
However, I don’t look at gay marriage as a political statement, it’s a basic human right be it republican or democrat. Therefore, I implore everyone in NY, CA, FL, and every city in between to support “No on 8” and donate ASAP.
As much as I’m loathe to be a bridesmaid, I’d be even more sickened if Chris were unable to fly to California to marry the man he loves.
One last thing, and then I promise to hurl myself from this soapbox. Where are donations from gay celebrities like Rosie O’Donnell? Ellen Degeneres? Melissa Ethridge? Elton John? Clay Aiken? I could go on and on. As I sit here looking at my pug, Madonna, I also wonder where is the other Madonna? Why hasn’t she spoken out? Or donated money considering it’s the gay dollar that has supported her from day one?
Before you send me hate emails about how much money these entertainers have donated and raised for various charity organizations, let me just say this, the solidification of gay marriage is historic and is a fight we all must get behind to ensure equal rights for all.
I’ll be back to regular scheduling programming in a hot minute. My friends take precedence over my personal ramblings.