I was flying most of the morning and trying to process our defeat in Maine. I’ll keep my reaction short.
It’s hard not to be angry. Very very angry. A majority of Maine voters went out of their way to say Screw you and your same-sex relationships.
Our fierce advocate, the President, didn’t stand with us. The party that boasts the most LGBT-friendly platform didn’t stand with us. They just left us out there to get lynched.
And everyone just says, “Oh well, maybe next time.” “It’s not time yet.” “We’ll get equality one of these days, but we’re just not there yet.”
Let me just be clear about a few things:
You can’t oppose queer equality without being ignorant, hateful, and bigoted. It doesn’t matter what you believe about faith, religion, tradition, or anything else you can convince yourself of. You are demonizing and and discriminating against people for who they are. There is nothing Christian about that. There is nothing American about that. There is nothing human about that, and there is no reason to celebrate it. Nothing is gained, but fairness and compassion are lost.
There’s no other way to look at it. None. That’s it. It’s hate. It’s discrimination. It’s wrong.
And if you aren’t really angry… if you can look at two years in a row of rights being voted away without recoiling? Then look in the mirror and see if you like what you see.
If you can stand by and let this Gay Apartheid continue, go ahead.
But don’t expect me to respect you.