Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Grab yourself a fresh cup of Starbucks Pike Place Roast coffee and savor some good java and some good news on the marriage equality front
Could it be the tide is turning? Could sane people finally be reaching their saturation point with the holier-than-thou, stick-their-noses-in-our-private-lives, sanctimonious frauds, also known as the religious right or in my personal dictionary as bigots, homophobes, and haters in this country? Or is it that people are realizing that the sky is not falling in states that have legalized gay marriage and are now figuring out what big fat liars people like Maggie Gallagher, the good-ole boys over at the National Organization for Marriage, and the prissy bishops in the Catholic Church (to name just a few offenders) are?
Well regardless of the reason, there is some great news today on marriage equality. First up is the breaking news that the great state of "Live Free or Die", New Hampshire, a state that has had full marriage equality for 2 years, has just smacked down those NOM-backed lawmakers within the legislature who wanted to repeal the gay marriage law, effectively defeating repeal efforts. So full marriage equality will remain the law of the land in NH.
I am pretty darn sure this is not sitting well with our Religious Freak crowd because as we all know, stripping gays and lesbians of rights that everyone else enjoys, demeaning and dehumanizing them, and making damn sure that all children who happen to have 2 parents of the same sex are penalized and denied rights and protections other children have is just what Jesus would have wanted.
And on another front, Starbucks has been a major and vocal supporter of Washington State’s historic marriage law. Listen to Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz, responding to NOM's complaint about his company's support for marriage equality and then revel in the strong applause of the assembled stockholders as they respond to what Mr. Shultz said.
Ahhhhhh, good java, good fun, good riddance to haters and homophobes ...