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Category Archive: GLBT

Jul 15 2013

The Wedding Of John And Jim

This is the story of John and Jim; Jim loves John, and John loves him; Twenty years, six months, and eleven days Already married in many ways, They finally got to say their vows With every right the law allows Just watch the story—don’t ask why… And I fucking dare you not to cry. I …

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Feb 06 2013

Scouts To Admit Gays. Maybe. Wait…

The policy, if you are gay, Is changing—changing any day But wait! It seems there’s now delay Why wait for change? I cannot say— They should have done so anyway. The policy that guides each scout From honest lad to brutish lout Was scheduled for a turnabout Which made some bigots scream and shout Or …

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Jan 04 2013

The Problem With The VAWA

A woman lies battered and bleeding and bruised, As so often, reports CNN And as always, a clamor—a group much abused— Won’t somebody think of the men? In a CNN opinion piece, Senator Patty Murray writes of yet another example of the failure of the Republican leadership to do the right thing: This week, just …

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Dec 10 2012

Equality Stops At The Border

I’ve been following, as best as an ignorant mollusk can, the analysis of the recent decisions by the Supreme Court to take on a couple of cases on same-sex marriage. Ed has done a great job dissecting the choice, and today the New York Times has a really useful sidebar on it. What I can’t …

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Oct 07 2012

In Support Of Marriage Equality In Maine

So I got another donation very recently (thank you!), from a name which seemed familiar. I have learned never to trust my memory, but I think this was someone with whom I used to argue, years ago. He or she (I know, but hey) was opposed to same-sex marriage (though the host of that site …

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Sep 20 2012

Gee, Good Thing God Tells Us What To Think…

My pastor tells me “God says this! We dare not disagree! His word, as seen in scripture, is Enough for you and me.” God’s views on marriage, taxes, war— It’s quite a lengthy list— We’d have to work it out ourselves If God did not exist. My pastor says he learned these things Through study, …

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Sep 10 2012

You Know, Deviants–Like Rapists, Murderers… Gays…

Franciscan University Says homosexuality Is much like rape and robbery— That is, they say it’s wrong. It’s different from the norm, you see; Disordered, yes, intrinsically (Though clinical psychology Now sings a different song) In Social Work, class three-fourteen What “deviance” is meant to mean, (So says the statement from the dean) Is “different from …

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Jul 18 2012

Be Prepared (To Lie)!

Be prepared! That’s the Boy Scout’s marching song Be prepared! Though your moral stance is wrong— Be prepared to hide the fact that you are gay Let our antiquated stands lead you astray…

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Jul 07 2012

Headline Muse, 7/7

With the slings and the arrows he’s parried, His accomplishments many and varied— It is time we all drank Him a toast, to be Frank: It’s about fucking time that he married! Headline: Barney Frank weds in Newton

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Jul 02 2012

“Sodomy, Christianity, and atheism”

It’s God’s love that gives you meaning It’s God’s love that gives you worth So there isn’t any reason To respect you here on earth In a world without a purpose In a world without a God You’re respected as a person… This is somehow seen as odd. (rant follows:)

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