Once again proving that under no circumstances can ‘incremental progress’ apply to the goals of those with Marriage Derangement Syndrome.
Trans people still under no circumstances actually can demand to be allowed to suggest to be allowed to ask a question about the possibility of our issues being considered – but gay marriage can never under any circumstances be expected to wait…
no matter who the impatience has the more-than-very-real potential to harm.
From the rag that used to be the Advocate:
Two same-sex couples filed a federal lawsuit Monday aiming to strike down Texas’s constitutional prohibition on marriage equality, seeking an injunction to stop state officials from enforcing the ban, reports the San Antonio Express-News.
From the Express-News:
Word of the lawsuit’s filing cheered San Antonio advocates of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. Richard Farias, chairman of the Pride Center of San Antonio and a board member of Equality Texas, said he applauded the plaintiffs “because people like that blaze the trail.”
People in Vermont blazed a trial back in 1999.
It is an inescapable reality that the two judges on the San Antonio Court of Appeals who ruled against Christie Lee Littleton – by declaring her heterosexual transsexual marriage case to be a gay marriage case – in Littleton v. Prange a few weeks before Baker v. Vermont was officially decided could not have not known that that gay marriage trail was being blazed.
And it is an inescapable reality that if the Corpus Christi-Edinburg Court of Appeals and/or the Texas Supreme Court rule against Nikki Araguz by declaring her heterosexual transsexual marriage case to be a gay marriage case, it is the inability of those afflicted with Marriage Derangement Syndrome to care about the collateral consequences of the cases they file and the legislation they push that can be thanked.
From Raw Story:
A Republican Nevada state assemblyman said that he would vote for legislation in favor of slavery if his constituents wanted him to. According to the Las Vegas Sun, Jim Wheeler of Gardnerville, NV was speaking to the Storey County Republican Party when he made the remarks last August, although they are only now coming to light.
“If that’s what they wanted, I’d have to hold my nose, I’d have to bite my tongue and they’d probably have to hold a gun to my head, but yeah, if that’s what the citizens of the, if that’s what the constituency wants that elected me, that’s what they elected me for,” he said. “That’s what a republic is about.”
Future slaves couldn’t be reached for comment as to what they think a republic is about.
As an aside….
Why did Raw Story choose to run a photo of Don Rickles with that item?
And how did they get Don Rickles to wear a sub-Dollar General suit and an amusement park cowboy hat?
From Metro Weakly:
Legislation that would protect LGBT people from workplace discrimination will reach the floor of the Senate before Thanksgiving, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Monday.
Appearing on the Senate floor Monday, Reid announced the Senate would take up consideration of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) during the four week working session that began today.
…just at the right time for
Ted Cruz and his Presidential Ambition Fluffers the christianist whacko wing to read the now-proven-false-though-that-won’t stop-them-or-their-TERF-associates, hot-off-the-rightwing-presses ‘reports’ about the trans kids in schools verbatim into the record and to scare conservadems – like Reid – into either throwing us under the bus completely or poisoning the bill with the non-trans-authored-yet-fraudulently-presented-as-trans-approved, currently-en-vogue public accommodations language that means that the bill will, in fact, offer no real protections for trans people.
Interesting timing, don’tcha think?
Perhaps being thrown under the bus actually isn’t the sound we’re hearing.
Upon further review, I’m thinking that maybe it is the sound of a gun being loaded on a grassy knoll…
while the legitimate portions of ENDA are in a limousine on Elm Street.
Apparently I should change the tag to Gay Marriage Derangement Syndrome.