Monday, February 9, 2015

Moore Moore Moore!

Today is supposed to be be marriage equality day for our 11th Circuit neighbors in Alabama. But proving the axiom that those who do no learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and in a move reminiscent of George Wallace blocking the doorways of schools to prevent desegregation, Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore has ordered probate judges throughout the state to deny same-sex couples marriage licenses despite a federal court's decision.

Mortified by all this, Alabama's largest newspaper is having some fun at Judge Moore's expense. The snark just drips from this article which originally included a poll (now taken down) which asked whether or not Judge Moore was actually gay himself, and had three possible responses: Yes, No, and "just that one time in college."
So, there's only one question left.
Is it whether gay marriage will happen in Alabama?
Please. Already, almost three quarters of the people in this country live in states where same-sex marriage is legal already. Do you think Alabama is going to suddenly change the minds of federal judges, including the United States Supreme Court which has already all but waved a rainbow-checkered flag at the finish line? If the high court didn't intervene with Florida, it won't for Alabama. Don't be ridiculous.
Can the state say to hell with the federal government and do its own thing?
See: Civil War.
And: Civil Rights Movement.
And also: Pretty Much Every Federal Court Action against Alabama in 150 years.
Will The Apocalypse come?
Maybe one day, but nothing yet. You might see some roadside church signs telling you that this is the sign of the End Times, but let's be real. ISIS is setting people on fire. Which do you think is worse? That or same-sex marriage?
Will Judge Roy Moore be removed from the bench?
Is it whether Moore is doing this for show?
Yes. By which I mean, no. There is no question. He is definitely doing this for show.
Running for governor?
Maybe, but he tried that once already, and he lost.
Nope, there is only one question left for me.
Is he a gay? I'm sorry, but think about it. No really. At least Google it. How many politicians who have stomped their feet over this issue turned out to be ... sexually bipartisan? There have been many.
What's one Moore?  
"Sexually bipartisan," ha! I'll have to remember that one. And if you stopped after just that one time in college you're missing out. It takes years of practice to get it right!

UPDATE: Marriages are indeed going forward, piecemeal – county by county and you can follow a live blog of it all here. 


Anonymous said...

Damn you Godwhacker, these pictures are making me gay!

Anonymous said...

What a great great song. Andrea True Connection. Such talent in the studio and in the . . .

Godwhacker said...

@10:12 Pics can't make you gay! Beautiful men, like beautiful women, are just beautiful!

Love her!