Log inskip to content

September 20th, 2004

A Sad Day for Love & Equality

Louisiana Voters Decide on Same-Sex Marriage Amendment

I'm not surprised, but disappointed. I was expecting it, but it still hurts.

I'm hoping for the results to be scrapped - to have another vote. A lot of New Orleans' voting spots didn't have voting machines due to delivery being screwed up by Ivan. The majority of Louisiana's gay population is in New Orleans, so how can that be fair? If a huge chunk of one side didn't get to vote because of the weather (some who left the area decided to stay away the entire weekend to avoid the coming-back traffic), how is that a fair vote?

Louisiana already has a law acknowledging only male & female marriages, but this new amendment goes even further. Louisiana now, also, will not acknowledge out of state gay marriages nor will it accept or allow civil unions. For a state with a heavy gay population, this is devastating. How can we discriminate like this? How can those who believe in this ban sleep at night - is securing "a place in heaven" justice enough to promulgate such prejudice?

Perhaps it's naive of me to think it should be any other way. We live in a world filled with bigotry, discrimination, ignorance, & hate. It's okay to hate gay people because they're different. It's okay to discriminate against gay people because they're different. It's okay to go against Love & Equality because people think god prefers it that way. Human beings have an aversion to things they don't understand - to things that are "different". What was I expecting exactly? That this would suddenly change?

Forgive my bitterness - being reminded what a hateful world we sometimes live in bruises my very soul.

No Responses to “A Sad Day for Love & Equality”

  1. quest bars cheap 2019 coupon
    quest bars cheap 2019 coupon says:

    A motivating discussion is worth comment. I believe that you should publish
    more about this topic, it may not be a taboo matter
    but usually people don't speak about these issues.
    To the next! All the best!!

  2. Kerry
    Kerry says:

    I've learn some just right stuff here. Certainly worth bookmarking for revisiting.
    I surprise how so much effort you put to create this kind of excellent informative website.

  3. Brandi
    Brandi says:

    Hi to all, how is all, I think every one is getting more from this
    web page, and your views are good for new people.

  4. Reyes
    Reyes says:

    I was curious if you ever considered changing the layout of your blog?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so
    people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having
    one or 2 pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?

  5. Dell
    Dell says:

    You ought to take part in a contest for one of the greatest blogs
    on the net. I will recommend this site!

  6. Lillie
    Lillie says:

    I get pleasure from, lead to I discovered just what I was looking for.
    You have ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have
    a great day. Bye

  7. Arthur
    Arthur says:

    If some one needs to be updated with most up-to-date technologies therefore he must be
    visit this site and be up to date daily.

  8. Damon
    Damon says:

    My relatives all the time say that I am wasting my time here at web, but I know I am
    getting know-how daily by reading thes fastidious articles.

  9. plenty of fish dating site
    plenty of fish dating site says:

    I know this web page offers quality based content and extra stuff, is there
    any other website which provides these kinds of
    stuff in quality?

  10. Alex
    Alex says:

    I'd like to find out more? I'd love to find out more details.

  11. plenty of fish dating site
    plenty of fish dating site says:

    Hello there! This blog post couldn't be written any better!
    Looking through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!

    He continually kept preaching about this. I am going to forward this article to him.

    Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Lula
    Lula says:

    Great post. I am going through a few of these issues as well..

  13. Collin
    Collin says:

    Having read this I believed it was very enlightening.
    I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this information together.
    I once again find myself personally spending a lot of time both reading
    and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worth
    it!

  14. Rosa
    Rosa says:

    Hi there! This article couldn't be written much better! Looking at this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He constantly kept talking about this. I most certainly will send this article
    to him. Pretty sure he's going to have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Concetta
    Concetta says:

    Hola! I've been reading your website for a long time now and
    finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Kingwood Tx!

    Just wanted to mention keep up the fantastic work!

  16. Isabelle
    Isabelle says:

    Hello to all, it's in fact a good for me to pay a visit this site,
    it consists of precious Information.

  17. Alexis
    Alexis says:

    Awesome! Its genuinely amazing paragraph, I have got much clear idea regarding from this article.

  18. Reina
    Reina says:

    Hi! I'm at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 3gs!

    Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts!

    Keep up the great work!

  19. Amy
    Amy says:

    First of all I want to say awesome blog! I had a quick question which I'd like to ask if you don't mind.
    I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing.
    I've had a tough time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out.

    I truly do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are generally wasted just trying to
    figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or hints?
    Thank you!

  20. how to get help in windows 10
    how to get help in windows 10 says:

    I every time spent my half an hour to read this web site's
    articles or reviews daily along with a cup of coffee.

  21. Lanny
    Lanny says:

    You've made some good points there. I looked on the web to find out more about the issue
    and found most people will go along with your views on this web site.

  22. Vern
    Vern says:

    Do you have a spam problem on this website; I also am a
    blogger, and I was wanting to know your situation; many of us have developed some
    nice practices and we are looking to trade methods with other folks, please shoot me an email if interested.

  23. Nilda
    Nilda says:

    Hey! This post could not be written any better! Reading through this post
    reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking
    about this. I will forward this page to him.
    Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

  24. how to get help in windows 10
    how to get help in windows 10 says:

    Keep on writing, great job!

  25. Jaime
    Jaime says:

    I am not sure where you are getting your information, but great topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.

    Thanks for great information I was looking
    for this info for my mission.

  26. Noel
    Noel says:

    Heya i am for the primary time here. I found this board and I to find
    It really useful & it helped me out much.
    I'm hoping to offer one thing again and help others such as you aided me.

  27. Edgardo
    Edgardo says:

    Hello to all, it's really a nice for me to pay a quick visit this
    web page, it includes helpful Information.

  28. Danielle
    Danielle says:

    Valuable information. Fortunate me I found your web site accidentally,
    and I am surprised why this coincidence didn't came about
    in advance! I bookmarked it.

  29. natalielise
    natalielise says:

    Hi there i am kavin, its my first occasion to commenting anyplace, when i read this piece of
    writing i thought i could also make comment due to this good article.

    plenty of fish natalielise

  30. Toby
    Toby says:

    Remarkable! Its actually awesome paragraph, I have got much clear idea on the topic of from this article.

  31. Adrianna
    Adrianna says:

    I have been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours.
    It is pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all website owners
    and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be much more
    useful than ever before.

  32. Ella
    Ella says:

    Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article.
    I will make sure to bookmark it and come back to
    read more of your useful info. Thanks for the post.
    I'll certainly return.

  33. dating site
    dating site says:

    Amazing blog! Do you have any suggestions for aspiring writers?
    I'm hoping to start my own site soon but I'm a little lost on everything.
    Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress
    or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I'm completely overwhelmed ..
    Any recommendations? Appreciate it!

  34. pof https://natalielise.tumblr.com
    pof https://natalielise.tumblr.com says:

    Wow, that's what I was looking for, what a material! existing here at this website, thanks admin of this web page.
    natalielise plenty of fish

  35. Jennifer Coffey
    Jennifer Coffey says:

    Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said "You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear." She put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!

  36. Monroe Shempert
    Monroe Shempert says:

    Whoa! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It's on a totally different subject but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Great choice of colors!

  37. plenty of fish dating site
    plenty of fish dating site says:

    With havin so much written content do you ever run into any issues of
    plagorism or copyright infringement? My blog
    has a lot of exclusive content I've either created myself or outsourced but it looks like a lot of
    it is popping it up all over the web without my permission. Do you know any
    techniques to help prevent content from being stolen? I'd really appreciate it.

  38. plenty of fish dating site
    plenty of fish dating site says:

    whoah this weblog is great i love reading your posts.
    Stay up the great work! You understand, a lot of individuals are
    hunting around for this info, you can help them greatly.

Leave a Reply

Gravatars are enabled. Don't have one? Go grab one!

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Spam Protection by WP-SpamFree



Calendar

August 2019
M T W T F S S
« Jul    
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031