Saturday, April 09, 2005

Gay Days

Connecticut legislation has now passed civil unions to gays. They are the first state in the nation to do so on their own without the intervention of the court system. Vermont allows civil unions. Massachusetts allows gay marriage. San Francisco has battled for it. A local high school is now having some kind of gay acceptance day where the students can wear rainbow arm bands to denote their approval of the cause.

Television now airs show such as "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy", "Queer Eye for the Straight Girl", "Queer as Folk", and shows where characters in the cast are open gay such as "Will and Grace"

Not being old enough to really know, I wonder if this movement is somewhat like the black equality movement in the early sixties. No that's a poor statement on my part. Guess what I'm try to say is that I notice only some elements in common and it may be totally unfair to compare. People feeling oppressed and people pushing hard in both directions for their own views in huge numbers. Being all over the news. Guess that's what I'm doing such a poor job at writing down here.

The whole subject of gay rights is just play and replayed by the media so much that I'm sure many people are simply tired of hearing it. I would think that some people who are strongly against homosexually after hearing these things so repeatedly must become enraged (proverbially rubbing salt into a wound) further added fuel to the fire in this debated subject.

Don't get me wrong. Don't get me wrong at all. I'm not trying to be down about anything. I'm just trying to bring up the topic a bit (am I feeding the fire now?) and explain my concern that the hype may be drawing people away from the true issues.

Oh, and I am a fan of "Will and Grace"...And I still want an arm band!!!