Friday, September 04, 2009

Why Virginia, I Do Declare!


Well, well, well, the Virginian-Pilot started running marriage and engagement announcements for gay couples last month.

Now, gay folks can't get married in Virginia; that day is way down the pike. But they can share the news of their commitments ceremonies, or their legal marriages in Iowa, Massachusetts, et al, with their friends and neighbors in Virginia.

And the newspaper expected the worst. they girded their loins.....I use that line because I just saw [again!] The Devil Wears Prada...for the slew of nasty letters and death threats that would come their way for daring to mentions queers gettin' hitched.

Didn't happen.

I guess Virginia really is for lovers, gay and straight.

So, does this mean that the hearts of Virginians are thawing, are opening up to the idea of gay marriage?

No.

They voted a few years back to define marriage as between one man, and one woman, who may or may not be allowed to cheat on one another and divorce and remarry at will. But, BUT, Virginians are open to the idea that gay men and women can be teachers ...Huh? What? Huh?...and shouldn't be discriminated against in the areas of housing and employment.

You're coming along Virginia. One day, like I said, down the pike, you might actually have gay folks gettin' married there.

2 comments:

truthspew said...

Virginia is interesting. I've only ever seen it driving through, and mostly in the Nofolk area.

There's a very live and let live vibe there.

Jeve (aka John and Steve) said...

Virginia's loosenin' up! Ol' girl will come around soon!