A Tale Of Two States

Donald H. Dwyer

The country continues its constant state of change in all things queer, inclduing gay rights. Usually things change for the better. Take for example Washington Governor Christine Gregoire’s signing into law yesterday a bill that simply prevents discrmination on sexual orientation. We call this progress.

But across the other side of the country in Maryland, we have a hint of even more progress. As we mentioned last week, a judge (one of those nasty “activist” judges we presume) shot down the state’s ban on gay marriage. But some Republicans are trying to put the brakes on any potential same-sex unions in the state as well as some pre-existing gay rights! It is all due to the complicated language in the proposed constitutional amendment. Those conservatives – always making things unnecessarily complicated.

In any case, how can anyone not allow gays to get hitched in Maryland? There isn’t a state in the Union that has a more fitting name for queens.

Gay Marriage Amendment Seen Eroding Current Rights [Washington Post]
Washington Governor Signs Gay Rights Bill [ABC News]