Political outings threatened in Indiana after state super-DOMA advances

The Republicans aren’t simply trying to pass a DOMA in Indiana, to ban gay marriage, they’re trying to pass a super-DOMA that would ban civil unions as well.

And Bil Browning is having none of it. And he’s right.

The last time the bigots in the Indiana Republican party tried this move, Bil and his friends found out that the sponsor of the amendment, who was super pro-life in addition to being super anti-gay, forced his wife to have an abortion the week before he divorced her. Hypocrisy much? Then there’s the anti-gay politician who was schtuping his male hairdresser while his wife lay in bed with a long-term illness.

When Bil made his threat last time, to out anti-gay hypocrites who weren’t living up to the family values they wanted to legislate down our throats, it helped kill the amendment. This time he’s asking for your help again. Pass this around to your friends, because Bil is right. This isn’t your daddy’s Oldsmobile. We’re in a new millenium now, and especially post- Prop, 8 gay people aren’t going to sit back and shut up any longer. I know some of the older gays want Bil to calm down. If he’ll just keep quiet, maybe the mean Republicans will find it in their hearts to be nice to us.

Enough.

We didn’t get the DADT legislation passed by being nice. That was HRC’s strategy, and it failed – as evidenced by HRC’s own email admitting defeat in December of 2010. HRC failed. If it wasn’t for Dan Choi, GetEqual, the gay blogs, and SLDN, SU and the Palm Center (and many others that don’t include HRC) all playing hardball to HRC’s no-balls, DADT would be on the books for another generation.  The bill finally passed because of the pressure activists brought to bear, not because of the older generation – the folks who still think and politic like it’s 1993 – playing nice.

The time for nice is over. They stole marriage from us in California. They took away our rights in Maine. Enough is enough. If they want to, are willing to, rip our families apart – and they already have – then we can at the very least demand that they practice the family values that they preach.

Read what this state rep had to say, then decide what’s fair:

But Rep. Ralph Foley, R-Martinsville, said the ban would have no effect on Hoosiers’ ability to live with and love whomever they choose.

“That loving friendship is a different relationship than a husband and wife, and we should recognize that in the law,” he said.

Loving friendship? You’d better not have a loving friendship with anyone other than your wife, Mr. Foley. With a name like Foley, you shouldn’t be casting stones.

Here’s more from Bil:

I’m sick and tired of hypocritical Hoosier legislators who think that our personal lives are any of their business. Do I intrude on who they’re sleeping with? I didn’t, but I’m going to start now. We need to show them that unnecessary intrusion into other people’s relationships is not only unwelcome but unwarranted. We need to burn their hand so they won’t touch the stove again.

Now that a marriage discrimination amendment has passed the Indiana House of Representatives, apparently it’s time to put out the same call I made in 2007 that helped to kill attempts to amend the constitution until now. Last time we found out that Senator Brandt Hershman, one of the sponsors of the amendment and right-to-life darling, had forced his wife to have an abortion in 1997 before he filed for divorce one week later. I also found an anti-gay legislator who was shtupping a male hairdresser while his wife died of a long-term illness.

Consider this a call to gossip. I want to know the scoop. Tell me the stories that will embarrass those conservative bigots – Democrats and Republican – that are backing a constitutional ban on our formalized relationships. Send me gossip about who’s a philanderer, a kink fiend, a drug addict, a porn addict, or had a divorce, an abortion or even a stay in rehab. Ask your friends and family for the dirt. Look it up on the internet. Sniff out a lead and send it my way.

I specifically want to learn more about the alleged blowjob one of our married legislative leaders got caught receiving from a staffer in the Statehouse parking lot. I also want to know more about the single Senator who got all of his money after a rich non-related older man died and left it all to him. Rumor has it that there’s a handful of legislators who are in the closet and have been spotted visiting the Unicorn Club’s strippers and the gay baths. Several southern legislators supposedly have a fondness for blow.

Do you know who they are? Will you tell me? E-mail me and I’ll blow the whistle.


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