Friday, April 22, 2005

Jim Crow. Is that who I just sprayed my shorts over???!!!

Civil Unions now in Connecticut? How exciting...

Well excuse me if I don't jump up and down in excitement for this half-measure of decency coming from CT legislators. While some gays may jump for joy over the new seperate and UNequal status in CT, I have to question what the fuss and fanfare is all about.

Did I miss something in history class, or didn't we discover during the 1960's Civil Rights Movement that broke down Jim Crow that "seperate but equal" is a flawed phrase and discriminatory practice? Are we so desperate that we are now clamoring to be second-class citizens? Being and accommodating compromiser is less than pathetic.

But maybe I am looking at it all wrong. Or as HRC puts it: "The Human Rights Campaign praised Connecticut legislators for passing a civil union bill that will offer all the state-level rights and benefits of marriage to same-sex couples and their families."

Right...I guess we forgot to mention the part of the legislation that defines marriage as being between one man and one woman.


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