Meredith Bronwen Mallory (garnettrees) wrote,
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
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Land of the Free? ... or whatever.

WARNING:: This is a rant. Meredith is being a bitch-- she's way, _way_ past the respectful discourse stage and about ten miles into Extremely Pissed. You've been warned.

While I am intensely relieved that the Constitutional ban on gay marriage didn't pass, I find the political landscape these days like looking out on a barren, charred wasteland.

Good ol' Dubyah weighed in saying that marriage was a fundamental right that should be restricted to only a man and a woman. So... let me follow this, Georgie. It's a fundamental right (which means *everyone* should have it), so you want to take it away from certain individuals just because you don't like what they might get up to in the sack? Nice one, Logic-Boy! X_x;;

Also, according to this, forty-five of the fifty states have some sort of ban on gay marriage, be it constiutional or simple statute. Gee, it's nice to know I'm only free in ten percent of the country. I already live in one of the nineteen knuckle-headed states that have banned it on their constitutions. Thank you, Ohio, for making sure I know I'm a second class citizen.

Add all this to the recent swell in Ex-Gay ministries? I want to scream. I want to throw things. Hello, I am not a disease that needs to be cured. But it's like trying to have a meaningful conversation with a freak'n wall.

To Anti-Gay Conservatives and Ex-Gay "Outreach" People: Have a pocket full of bite me. Talking doesn't seem to work with you, so I'm just gonna wave a single universally recognized finger and hope you get the message.

Sorry for bitching at you guys, but this stuff makes me crazy. _CRAZY_. I want to go live on another fucking planet at this point.

So as not to end on a completely desolate note: If you like the idea of moving to another planet, try Katherine V. Forrest's Daughters of a Coral Dawn and Daughters of an Amber Afternoon. Good lesbian romance is hard to find. Intellectually stimulating "light" sci-fi/fantasy is even harder. Both? Highly squee-worthy. So the science is on crack sometimes. It's damn good crack, and that's all that matters.

^_~
-Meredith
Tags: femslash, gay-rights, literature, politics, recs, religion
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