Friday, August 22, 2008

Great Gay News!

How about some positive gay news, and a break from insane homobigots?

Here it is:

The Coquille Indian Tribe, of Oregon, has decided to recognize same-sex marriages.

Even though the state passed an amendment to it's Constitution in 2004 banning gay marriages, the Tribe is a federally-recognized sovereign nation, thus not bound by Oregon's Constitution.

Perhaps those who base their arguments against gay marriage on the grounds of a "perverse" or alleged "unhealthy lifestyle" could take lesson from the Chief of the Coquilles, who says, "For our tribe, we want people to walk in the shoes of other people and learn to respect differences. Through that, we think we build a stronger community,"

But if those opposed to gay rights on those grounds knew anything about empathy, we wouldn't be having this insane argument today.

Have a great weekend, everyone.

1 comments:

antigone32 said...

"For our tribe, we want people to walk in the shoes of other people and learn to respect differences. Through that, we think we build a stronger community."

empathy...humanity...wow...what a concept!