I'm not gay, nor am I inclined to ever get married, but this whole thing has just got me hoppin-ass mad.
Skipping over the whole "What the fuck is wrong with people?!" issue, there are others.
For instance, why the hell did we put an essentially civil rights issue up for popular vote? There's a reason we're a representative democracy. It's called the tyranny of the majority, and it sucks. Admittedly, if this went to vote in the State Legislature, it would have passed anyway, but it's the principle.
I've heard people on both sides refer to making same-sex marriage illegal. WTF? It never has been legal in Texas. Not now, not ever. It's already against the law.
Many people, again on both sides, have an attitude along the lines of, "I love her/him, and that's enough. We don't need to be married to be in love." That goes for long-term couples who just don't want to get married. Yeah, cool, whatever. Fine and dandy. But when she gets hit by a fire truck and is dying the in the hospital and you find you have no legal rights as her spouse would, you might feel a bit different. When your child gets pneumonia and you can't afford the medical bills because she's not covered under your partner's health insurance, again feelings might shift a little.
This ammendment disallows ANY status similar to marriage. If you can find work with an employer offering Domestic Partner benefits, go for it. And get those Durable and Medical Powers of Attorney professionally written and notarized, 'cause you'll need them without the legal recourse of a Civil Union. Otherwise, you're fucked. Because in a State-sponsored mass hate crime, three quarters of the voting population of Texas (probably about double the literate population) just declared you non-people. You are unworthy of a basic tenet of our society. You are nobody.
I'm seceding. Anyone know how to formally renounce citizenship in Texas without moving? I love Austin, but I am utterly ashamed to be associated with this gun-toting, sister-fucking, Limbaugh-loving, Blue Collar TV-watching, Creationism-schooling, Bible-thumping, Hemi-driving, ass-backward state.
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