Silver fox Governor Martin O’Malley.
Oh, America. Land of the free and home of the brave, huh? If you think you’re free, then you should come on over to Canada and check out how well we’re doing treating our citizens with the equality and respect they deserve. If you’re truly brave, then you will follow in the footsteps of Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, who today signed a marriage equality bill, hoping to make Maryland the eighth US state to legalize same-sex marriage. I know, I know. They’re only at number eight? Hurry the fuck up, you turtles! Slow and steady may win the race, but why don’t you speed things up a bit, since the race has been over this side of the border since 2005. You’re dragging this shit on, and it’s kind of embarrassing.
The Maryland bill won’t go into effect until January 2013, but hate mongers are already hate mongering — they’re trying to get the 56,000 signatures needed to put the issue to a voter referendum, which is what happened in Maine, to the devastation of thousands of same-sex couples, their families and supporters.
If they get enough signatures, it’ll come down to a public vote. The people will choose whether they believe everyone is entitled to basic human rights. It doesn’t matter if you’re gay, straight, old, young, white, black or blue. This affects you. If you vote to deprive people of their rights, those same rights could be taken from you. You get what you give, bitches!