"Joy and pleasure are as real as pain and sorrow and one must learn what they have to teach. . . ." -- Sean Russell, from Gatherer of Clouds

"If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right." -- Helyn D. Goldenberg

"I love you and I'm not afraid." -- Evanescence, "My Last Breath"

“If I hear ‘not allowed’ much oftener,” said Sam, “I’m going to get angry.” -- J.R.R. Tolkien, from Lord of the Rings

Friday, December 23, 2011

What Goes Around. . . .

This story made my week:
The gay and lesbian community of Minnesota has issued a letter of apology to recently resigned Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch for ruining the institution of marriage and causing her to stray from her husband and engage in an "inappropriate relationship."

"On behalf of all gays and lesbians living in Minnesota, I would like to wholeheartedly apologize for our community's successful efforts to threaten your traditional marriage," reads the letter from John Medeiros. "We apologize that our selfish requests to marry those we love has cheapened and degraded traditional marriage so much that we caused you to stray from your own holy union for something more cheap and tawdry."

You may or may not know what Koch was one of the prime movers behind Minnesota's anti-marriage amendment, scheduled for a vote this spring.

I love it that they're rubbing her face in it. It should happen more often.

An interesting sidebar to that is this comment by John Aravosis:

For weeks now - really since that GOP debate in September when they all got asked about DADT by a gay US soldier in Iraq - the Republican candidats have been confronted, time and again, by gay people, young and old. It's been amazing to watch. And it's something that I don't think has ever happened to this degree.

It hasn't happened to this degree -- it's barely happened at all. My own feeling is that the days of HRC and GLAAD are nearly over, now that we've seen what results their insider method of advocacy has brought. That was the mindset that lost on Prop 8. Look for more in-your-face activism going forward.

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