Now, grab a chair, hit yourself in the head with a mallet and get ready for the worst, weirdest, saddest analogy about the LGBT community and/or consensual same-sex acts you’ll ever hear in your life: “Is it OK for, you know,” South Dakota pastor and Republican state Rep. Steve Hickey begins, “eight of your friends that you’re in love with to take a dump in your bed and then you can sleep in it all year long?” WELL, IS IT?
I think a much better analogy would have been brother and sister, don’t you?
Judge Mary Jacobson says now that the federal government recognizes gay marriages, not doing so in New Jersey would violate the state constitution. It’s not immediately clear when marriages could begin or whether the state government will appeal to a higher-level state court. Gov. Chris Christie is opposed to gay marriage, and his administration is expected to appeal.
New bill proposal: Russian lawmaker wants to take away children from gay parents. Score another win for Russia’s It Gets Worse campaign.
The really mind-boggling part here is how untested Rudd’s answer feels. That’s not focus group talk. That’s not politician speak. That’s raw realness. That’s Rudd speaking from his heart, mind *and* soul. That’s a prime minister with the guts to say what he truly thinks about a wedge issue. That’s so … ridiculously rare.