Gay news, dutch elections, lesbian moms better, Oklahoma city councilman compares gays with pedophiles and wife-beaters

8 06 2010

Tomorrow is election-day in the Netherlands and because I never got my voter’s permit, I had to get one yesterday. It was a hassle but necessary. I read on the biggest gay website in the Netherlands that Libertarians(VVD) were number 1 with gays(also with me) followed by Geert Wilders’ PVV. Maybe if I would be gay and living in Amsterdam or Rotterdam and face all the discrimination and abuse by Moroccan guys I would be doing the same thing. Third is D’66, kinda left of the middle. I voted that my first 2 times. I think the Netherlands needs a strong economic party though to face the crisis and that is why VVD is good imo. I would never vote christian, green of left so there is not much else left to vote for anyway!!

According to a just published study from over 20 years, lesbian moms seem to raise better kids! On measurement of development and social behavior their kids scored similar to the kids of straight parents. But on self-esteem and confidence they scored higher, were better academically and had less behavioral problems. Wow!! Curious what the bigots say about this.

Oklahoma City approved a gay pride parade with 8-1 votes. The sole person against it was Brian Walters, who is a born-again christian that does not believe in the gay lifestyle. He said he would also not support wife-beaters or pedophiles to assemble. Cause that is the same thing, you know. What an idiot.

Sao Paulo Gay pride 2010 was a huge success. In Brazil, 3.2 million people celebrated and there were hardly any incidents. Pride is financed by the government and brings in millions of dollars to the city in revenue. I saw some footage and it looked pretty fabulous.

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Politics, Kagan Supreme Court, The Netherlands, Red families against blue families

12 05 2010

After  a lot of speculating in that direction Obama nominated Elena Kagan as new Supreme Court nominee. I like that she is a woman, to even out the ratio in the court but on issues I care about I dunno yet how good she will be. There are rampant rumors she is lesbian and both sides want her to come out. The religious right to use it against  her on gay issues(they don’t think it is fair she can vote on gay issues, how ridiculous is that), the left because they are afraid it will compromise her voting just to prove a point. So far we know she is against DADT but also that she does not necessarily think gay marriage is a constitutional right but a matter of political process. Not good for marriage equality cases.

New Government Elections in the Netherlands are being held on June 9 and the Dutch Labor Party(PVDA) wants to have to the right for christian school to not hire a gay teacher removed. Officially schools cannot discriminate but under European law they can make up their own professional demands. I will not vote PVDA but I do like this initiative.

Cultural conservatives often condemn the loose moral values and lifestyles of cities like San Francisco. But if you wanna find stable 2 parents families and well-treated kids you have a bigger chance finding them in SF then in “Palin- Country.” The country’s lowest divorce rate is in the original home state of gay marriage Massachusetts. Blue(democratic) states have far lower divorce rates and teen pregnancies then red states. Very interesting! “Family values” might be bad for families!