PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A group against gay marriage has a very prominent politician in its corner. Gov. Donald Carcieri and his wife, Sue, joined the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Organization for Marriage Wednesday morning at the State House as it launched its new media campaign.
This, my dear friends, is why I predict that Rhode Island will be the last of the New England states to legalize gay marriage. Because a large portion of the state’s population has no problem with this shit. A lot of people that I went to school with wholeheartedly agree, and I’m sure they’re welcoming this new and novel approach to treating minorities like crap. RI is odd in that it’s stalwartly blue, but fairly anti-gay, anti-choice, etc. in its legislature and in the cultural zeitgeist.
The campaign, which supports marriage between a man and a woman, will run in several states. It’s being launched just as Rhode Island’s General Assembly is about to consider legislation that would allow same-sex couples married in another state get divorced in Rhode Island.
Fuck you, Carcieri. I didn’t vote for you, and when you come up for reelection, I sure as hell won’t. Interestingly enough, I read a couple months ago that RI had the worst economy in the country – that might not be true anymore (maybe?) but clearly there are more pressing issues to worry about. But no – it’s clearly best that the governor spend money and airtime depriving couples of legal rights. One must have one’s priorities straight, mustn’t one?
During the news conference, Carcieri called himself a “traditionalist” and said the best upbringing for a child is in a home with a mother and father.
He said he is not anti-gay, rather he believes the issue should be decided by voters, and not by courts or legislators.
Bull. Shit. There is nobody who is against LGBT rights who is not anti-gay, in some way. I plan to write a longer post about this at some point, but briefly: you do not need to be calling people “faggots” or beating up “the queers” with sticks to be anti-gay. Those actions would definitely qualify you as such, but when you campaign for the unavailability of basic civil rights to consenting adults just because it’s not “traditional” – you, my friend, are anti-gay. Now sing it and be proud, as I’m sure you are deep down anyway.
*Sometimes, I suppose. I know it’s a lot better than some, but it’s still very frustrating to live in the ignorant brother-in-law of the New England extended family.