It's Election Day and here in Virginia we are again celebrating 400 years of bigotry and intolerance. And because we can't seem to come up with new ways, we're resorting to our old tricks of bad law.
On the ballot today is the misguided and misnamed marriage amendment. Then again, maybe I am being too harsh. After all, calling it the "We hate all gays and lesbians, unmarried couples, people who live together, anyone who tries to make a contract with someone else, elderly couples who do not get married by law because of the financial hardships it would cause, people of different religions, and all you cretins we don't really know - but KNOW we don't really like, oh yeah and your kids, too. We hate your kids." amendment wouldn't fit so nicely on a sticker at the State Fair.
One man, one woman? Fine with me, that's your business. My religion believes otherwise, but I respect your freedom to hate in the name of the Prince of Peace. But it has almost nothing to do with this amendment.
And a brief PS - turns out that presiding over the lovely wedding of Amber and Sarah last month is a misdemeanor. And here I had thought that the only law I had broken was wearing the wrong shoes after 5PM.