I have been trying for a couple of days to write something about California and Arkansas and I just can’t put how I feel into words. When it comes to California, I waffle between “Well, fine, then, let’s do to them what the GLBT folks at his label did to John Rich when he revealed the depths of his wankery and just refuse to work with the folks who organized against this nonsense,” and “Please let the courts fix this.”
But the honest truth is that I don’t see a boycott doing any good. If you’re willing to take away an established right from your friends and neighbors, I doubt you’re going to be that crushed if they tell you to go fuck yourself.
Plus, if the Mormon church was motivated (and I believe that it was) by a desire to be seen as a more mainstream Protestant movement, we all know that this little victory is not going to cut it. Being boycotted by folks who believe in justice just provides more “evidence” of the sacrifices and battles they’re willing to get into for Christ.
And double plus, there are Mormons who fought against Prop 8 and there are LGBT Mormons and both groups deserve not to be hung out to dry.
The only other hope I see for California is that their state constitution prohibits discrimination. This amendment clearly discriminates against gay people. If both amendments are to stand, the courts will have to interpret the state constitution so that it doesn’t contradict itself. The easiest and most clear way to do that is to interpret the California constitution to mean that no one can get married in California.
Let them battle that shit out.
That seems somewhat satisfying, though I don’t know how likely it is to pass.
The Arkansas thing.
What do you even fucking say?
The people of Arkansas would rather leave kids languishing in foster car than risk letting gay people adopt them. They hate gay people so much that they’re willing to hurt children.
What can you say in the face of that?
I just don’t know.
I expect similar measures soon in Tennessee.