I’m Scared About Guys in Dresses
Totally misunderstanding what being transgender is, Maryland Republican Delegate Kathy Afzali spoke out against the bill to protect the state’s transgender citizens, calling the, a “guy in a dress”. We’re sick of this tired old refrain, trotted out by transphobic lawmakers to rally their base in fear of male predators donning dresses to assault women in bathrooms. In reality, it’s usually the other way around, with transgender people most at risk of assault. Grow up, Ms. Afzali, and try to act like a real woman, not a bigot in a dress.
Take Away Their Bread and (Transubstantiated) Wine
Catholic Bishop Philip Egan wants to take away communion from lawmakers in the UK who voted for marriage equality. Petty, much?
Why is No One Speaking Out Against Gay Marriage?
Social conservative Phyllis Schlafly is unhappy that no one is speaking out against the recent tide of marriage equality victories in the courts. First of all, is she deaf and blind in her old age? Al she has to do is read any of our “Seriously” columns to know there are still some other bigots like her out there. And second, maybe what she really means is that no one but the hard-right folks are against it any more. Sorry, Ms. Schlafly, you and your homophobic friends are on your own.
It’s Over, and We Lost
Maggie Gallagher of the National Organization for Marriage acknowledged it in an interview with the Huffington Post: “As I said last summer, it was clear to me from reading Windsor [the U.S. Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor], gay marriage advocates now have five votes for inserting a right to gay marriage in our Constitution. We are now in the ‘gay marriage in all 50 states’ phase whether we like it or not.” Funny how that echoes the Gavin Newsom statement that was used so effectively to pass Prop 8 back in 2008. There’s a certain poetic justice to it, isn’t there?