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Mall-Wart Is Gay?

Mustang Bobby at Bark Bark Woof Woof and dozens of others have written about the New Jersey court decision. My reading is not nearly as dramatic as many. From what I have read the court ruled that the New Jersey constitution says everyone has to be treated equally. The state has created a class of partnership agreement called “marriage” that discriminates against a group of people. The legislature needs to fix this problem.

The quick fixes are to change the name to civil union and open it to everyone, or to get the state out of “marriage” altogether. I can’t see the second option being pursued, as there are too many voters who enjoy the benefits of “marriage.”

As predicted the Reich is out in force to use this decision to stir up the “base.”

I just received an e-mail from a guy with whom I do volunteer work. He assumes that as a local and veteran I share his views. It is forwarded from Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman, of the American Family Association. Believe it or not the e-mail is an attack on Wal-Mart.

Wal-Mart has been a target since July 2, 2003, when, as CBS reports, Wal-Mart Validates Gay Workers and again when, as the Houston Chronicle blog, Blue Bayou, reports, Wal-Mart’s gay outreach on August 31, 2006 included an agreement with the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

According to the e-mail Wal-Mart is getting ready to roll out the red carpet for gay marriages and must be stopped. Oh, by the way, you should hit the “donate” link on the bottom to help continue this important work.

As near as I can tell, Wal-Mart now has some gay themed books on its web site [I checked to see what Wildmon was raving about], but that’s about it.

Get real, Wal-Mart wants to build stores in areas that have strong anti-discrimination laws and doesn’t have much choice if it wants those stores. This has been going on for three years and I doubt Wal-Mart would do this if there was any real affect on sales.

This is another Reich fund raising scheme.


1 Bulldog { 10.29.06 at 10:05 pm }


I’ve long held that “marriage” should be reserved for the church and whatever you want to call the “legally-recognized two-party relationship” be left up to the states. Honestly, it’d be much easier that way. The Fundies could have their “marriage” ceremonies and everybody else could go down to the court house, get their “legally-recognized two-party relationship” license and go on with their lives. It’s really a shame that asshats like Don Wildmon, James Dobson, and some of those other guys feel the need to try and impose their will/values/beliefs/etc. on the rest of us. Good on the New Jersey Supreme Court for ruling the way they did. Now we’ll just have to see if the NJ Legislature obeys the ruling.

By the way, I like your site. I’ve linked to you from mine. Take it easy.

2 Bryan { 10.29.06 at 10:40 pm }

Welcome, Bulldog.

My problem with the entire issue is that I live among fundamentalists, and almost all of them are divorced at least once. The only gays in town have been together for 30 years and own a business and house together. Of course, officially they are just business partners, because we don’t have any gays down here.

The state legislatures are the ones that kept piling on the automatic benefits if you get a marriage license. If there weren’t all of the tax exemptions one marriage and one divorce would suffice.

In Florida a Notary Public can marry people, so it isn’t very sacred when humor columnist Dave Barry has the right to marry people.