Gay Bills Gather Holiday Dust


What could have been a ball busting year of gay law-making came to a disappointing halt on Friday, as Congress adjourned for the year. While the proposed amendment banning gay marriage fell short of the two-thirds majority needed, a handful of LGBT-related bills failed to get through the gates.

Teddy Kennedy’s proposed hate-crime legislation, which would add homophobic attacks as hate-crimes, never got the vote, nor did the changes to the Ryan White AIDS Care Act, which would help allocate federal dough to more needy areas in rural areas. And gay federal workers will have to wait until next year to find out if their partners will get benefits.

Ug, waiting for legislation to pass is more frustrating than blue balls, and just as painful. When will we get our political ejaculation? We’re dying, here!