California’s Proposition 8, a ban on gay marriage, was ruled unconstitutional yesterday. So that’s good news.
Meanwhile, a chilling story from last week reminds how far we still have to go before gays are treated like people in this country. This story about anti-gay bullying occurring in schools in Michele Bachmann’s home district is appalling. Nine teens in the district committed suicide in two years, while most of the adults in their lives did nothing to help them. The anti-gay climate was created and maintained by religious conservatives who, along with Michele Bachmann, think of homosexuality as a form of “sexual dysfunction,” and a moral evil.
Disgusting. Give it a read.