How could you, Minnesota legislature?

I leave the state for a weekend, and what happens? The Rethuglican brats passed a vote to have a referendum to amend the state constitution to ban gay marriage in Minnesota. We’re about to go through a nasty long election cycle in which the sanctimonious assholes who want to dictate how you run your private life will be on the television every night, preaching at me. It is simply appalling that we’re going to have to waste so much time struggling for what ought to be a basic civil right against hordes of whining, petty, hateful, smug suburbanites.

Here’s the bill.

An amendment to the Minnesota Constitution is proposed to the people. If the
amendment is adopted, a section shall be added to article XIII, to read:
Sec. 13. Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a
marriage in Minnesota.

So few words, so much contempt for so many human beings.

Thank the fine bigots at the Minnesota Patriarchy Council and the Catholic Church for pushing this one through and guaranteeing that nothing of substance will be accomplished in the legislature in the next year and a half. Maybe, at least, the state media will be happy to be flush with all that Mormon money that will be incoming.

In case my fellow Minnesotans want to know who the enemy is, here’s a list of the votes. It’s almost perfectly split on party lines, with all Democrats but two voting against it, and all Rethuglicans but four voting for it. Yes, my local Republican representative voted to oppress minorities; all I can say is that he sure didn’t get my vote in the last election, and never will.