Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The future is already set

So in the last couple of weeks, two more states have legalized gay marriage, one through the judiciary (Iowa) and one through legislation (Vermont). The polling shows that the opposition to gay marriage is clearly generational. Young people are overwhelmingly comfortable with the idea, and the older people who are fighting to keep bigotry encoded in the law are, frankly, going to die off. A wonderful story, courtesy of the Iowa Senate Majority Leader:

One of my daughters was in the workplace one day, and her particular workplace at that moment in time, there were a whole bunch of conservative, older men. And those guys were talking about gay marriage. They were talking about discussions going on across the country.

And my daughter Kate, after listening for about 20 minutes, said to them: You guys don't understand. You've already lost. My generation doesn't care.

What did Kate's dad do after hearing this? Did he go on a rant against the abomination of homosexuality?

Is that so wrong? I don't think that's so wrong. As a matter of fact, last Friday night, I hugged my wife. You know I've been married for 37 years. I hugged my wife. I felt like our love was just a little more meaningful last Friday night because thousands of other Iowa citizens could hug each other and have the state recognize their love for each other.

Somewhere, a wingnut is weeping into a pair of Glenn Beck's panties and dreaming of a world in which Mike Huckabee is President. Bwahahahaha.


Carlos said...

One of the big ironies in this is that Republicans and the right have always trumpeted states' rights when calling for Roe v. Wade to be overturned.

Well, they can't possibly object to gay marriage when states' rights comes back to bite them in the ass.

drmagoo said...

Oh yes they can. Consistency is the least of their concerns.