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Okay Nevada Governor Gibbons – You Should Be The Last Person Pontificating About Gay Or Straight Marriage!

Updated on April 15, 2009

Apparently Governor Gibbons of Nevada feels he knows what’s right when it comes to marriage. Never mind that he’s currently involved in a very public “he cheated on her” divorce from his current wife. He has now “thrown down the gauntlet on domestic partner legislation” currently before the state Senate saying he’ll veto the bill if it reaches his desk. Okay Nevada Governor Gibbons – you should be the last person pontificating about marriage gay or straight! – Don’t Get Me Started!

In a quote from the local paper, the Vegas Las Review-Journal, Gibbons is quoted as saying about the domestic partner legislation “I just don’t believe in it.” Saying he’s going along with the voters. How about going along with some all men are created equal under the law? Look the bill is not going to allow same sex partners to marry (as that has all ready been barred under Nevada law) the bill would give the “same rights, protections, benefits, responsibilities, obligations and duties” as traditionally married couples and be subject to the same divorce laws, such as those community property. (In other words, marriage) Well, I’ve been with the same man for over twenty years in a monogamous relationship and if that’s not marriage I don’t know what is. And who the hell is Gibbons to tell anyone about marriage when he’s been married twice?

Senator David Parks wrote the bill. This is probably one of the only times you’ll see him listed that way. Why? Because Parks is always listed as “the openly gay senator from Las Vegas” whenever anyone puts anything in print about this bill or him. Don’t tell me that it helps the cause to have the one openly gay senator writing this bill. Excuse me but where are all the people who know better than to allow their religious beliefs interfere with the laws of this country both straight and gay? I hate to say it but couldn’t Parks find a “beard” or co-sponsor of the bill who was straight? Go ahead, accuse me of reverse bias but I have to tell you that having straight couples say they won’t get married until homosexual ones can give us a great boost for our cause in the eyes of the straightees who are clinging to their marriage like the tin cans to the back of their “Just Married” car. (Those tin cans make a lot of noise but never manage to hold on forever – just like those fighting against homosexuals having the same rights as straights when it comes to marriage – lots of noise, won’t last forever.)

I want to do the right thing, sign the petitions from the Human Rights Campaign, send emails in support of the bill, etc. but all the while I just have this nausea in the pit of my stomach. Without additional support from other legislators I don’t think this bill has a chance. Nevada is supposedly “Sin City” but apparently gays aren’t sinful which I guess is good news for us. Oh don’t get me wrong, there are major resorts who advertise in every gay magazine with ads that promote the image that Vegas welcomes gays with open arms and glow sticks. Sure, they want our disposable income but every time a bill like this gets defeated it lets those of us who live here know that they don’t mind us coming to visit (and leaving money behind) but they don’t want us to live here. And if we do live here then we have to accept the fact that we’re second class citizens. If you’re straight and reading this I ask you to stop one moment and think about the fact that today you could claim your spouse on your income tax return and reap the benefits under the law of the United States Constitution that we gays are not afforded federally. That’s a drop in the bucket as to the rights we don’t have and you do.

Look, I don’t want to be a whiny gay playing the victim here but I also can’t sit by idly as Governors such as Jim Gibbons are allowed to spew their injustice and hate from the beds of their mistresses. Governor heal thyself and in the meantime watch how quickly you veto the bill as it comes across your desk. People love to propagate the image that gays are effeminate and silly and we allow it to a certain extent because just like women who flirt to get free drinks, if we think it’s going to get us the desired outcome (like distract someone from beating us to death) we’re willing to play along. Well don’t look for any limp wristed parade here against you Gibbons, look for gays and straights alike to fight you in the courts against your hatred. Besides if I were you I would be more focused on the non-lies that your soon to be ex-wife Dawn is going to tell in the courts about your inability to be worthy of marriage yourself. And maybe they’ll even get that cocktail waitress you followed out to the parking garage to fondle on the stand too. And they say we gays are the ones who only think about sex! Okay Nevada Governor Gibbons – you should be the last person pontificating about marriage gay or straight! – Don’t Get Me Started!

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I sit corrected, apparently straight, married with children Senator Bob Coffin is lending a helping hand to the bill!

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      MotherHubber 8 years ago from Southern California

      No, you don't.

      As always, your thoughts are well substantiated, and well-communicated. You also manage to make me laugh as you castigate the elected officials whose job it is to protect and provide equal rights to all citizens. That's right, ALL citizens. Black, white, gay, straight, butch, and (surpressing a laugh) "whimpy" [sic].

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      issues veritas 8 years ago

      Unfortunately, you do come off as the whimpy gay here.