*climbing on my soapbox*

My congressmen — Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.), Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) and Rep. James P. Moran (D-Va.) — got this letter from me tonight on the subject of a proposed constitutional amendment preventing same-sex marriage:

“Where is the punchline …

… because this has to be a joke.

I believe comedienne Margaret Cho said it best when she asked who on this earth would deny a gay male the right to have a bridal registry.

There are so many more important things to focus on than — god forbid — preventing gays and lesbians from having a union recognized by our country. Marriage, as it stands, isn’t really working, is it now? And marriage may not be in my future as a heterosexual person, but for those who are so fortunate to have found true love, let them get married. Let them have the partner benefits. We have so many millions of uninsured people in this country, and that includes many of my friends who have same-sex partners who have great benefits. Let’s worry about something real for a change, can we?

If I were Queen for a Day, I’d direct my taxes to only those causes I deem worthy. Using it to prohibit my friends and loved ones from having a relationship that is recognized by my state and my country is an abomination. Bush may or may not have won the war on terror, but this is one battle he is going to lose. And personally, if I don’t find the man of my dreams (if he even exists), then I don’t want to rule out my options of finding a happily-ever-after that doesn’t conform to whatever the religious right claims to be in the greatest fictional work of all time, their precious Bible.”

*hopping off soapbox. for now. *

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