One Download Too Many

It's very difficult for me to recognize just how the judicial system champions America's gay citizenry with any real enthusiasm. What protections and accommodations we have managed to secure in the last forty years still don't vest us with the same equal rights afforded straight people in this country. It has recently come to light that the current administration is deliberately seeding Justice Departments all across the nation with graduates from law schools operated by rabid fundamentalist Christian organizations. What validity will pro-gay legislation have if those handpicked officials arbitrarily refuse to prosecute civil rights laws designed to ensure our safety because of their moral convictions? We now have a quasi-elected, dynastic head-of-state who disregards international law and blithely renders the Constitution of the United States in tattered shreds with his fervor to reshape the world as he sees fit. General Peter Pace recently declared that homosexuals were too morally unclean to murder Arabs and not one of the presidential contenders demanded his resignation. I am appalled by the complacency of a vast number of queers, I am horrified to witness the ascension of the hate and fear mongers disguised as religious zealots, but I am also encouraged and inspired by entities such as the Lambda Legal that valiantly take on the system to cement our rightful place in society.

Michael Kirwan

 

One Download Too Many 2007 8" x 8"

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