May 9 2012
I was going to write about John Travolta being a weird creepy gay guy, but everybody is doing that, so that wouldn’t be very hipsterish of me. Unless I did it ironically or something. Blogging is complicated.
North Carolina just banned gay marriage…which is pretty much what you’d expect when you let a state filled with religious nut jobs vote on civil rights issues.
North Carolinians voted to change the state constitution Tuesday to say that the only valid “domestic legal partnership” in the state is marriage between a man and a woman, according to the AP’s projection. The amendment passed 61 to 39 percent with most counties reporting, making North Carolina the 29th state with a gay marriage ban in its constitution.
This is wrong. It’s insane to allow people to vote for human rights in the first place, especially when those people still believe in bible stories about men camping in a whale’s stomach and sea monsters eating sailors. In a world where we can detect Higgs particles and dark matter, we shouldn’t base our lives around what the people who still believe in fairy tales value anymore. They’re unimportant.
I only write about this because my friend’s best friend’s brother’s friend’s cousin knows a guy who likes rainbows. So this hits, like, really close to home.