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Queer Rear View

For another angle on Virginia's gay exodus , check out some of the comments on the WaPo story at AOL's gay & lesbian Worth Repeating blog. What self respecting gay person  wouldn't want to get as far away as possible from people like some of those comments. The best way to view them is in one's rear view mirror, getting smaller and smaller. 

2 Comments

  1. Thanks for linking to Worth Repeating. It’s true we get some whack-jobs. Where do these people come from?

    I should note though that the comments have now skewed more toward gay people saying that we should leave where we’re not welcome. One guy says that maybe we need an underground railroad to get the gays out of Virginia, and he volunteered. 🙂

    It’s really interesting. No one yet has said they want to stay and fight, although I know those gays are out there somewhere. The problem with fleeing is when you start to expand that thought, it starts spriraling and it’s a little mind-blowing. What I mean is, if George-f*ing-Bush gets the US Constitution ammended to ban gay marriage, does that mean we all have to move to Amsterdam?

    Kenneth
    aol.com/WorthRepeating

  2. The problem with fleeing is when you start to expand that thought, it starts spriraling and it’s a little mind-blowing. What I mean is, if George-f*ing-Bush gets the US Constitution ammended to ban gay marriage, does that mean we all have to move to Amsterdam?

    That’s a good point. The only problem with staying and fighting is that you run the risk of being the test case that determines whether amendments like the one in Virginia really do strip our families of the few rights and protections we’ve tried to secure through legal arrangements. You can get along fine without them, because most of them don’t kick in until illness or death. But then you’re worse off without them if those circumstances do occur.

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