Melissa Etheridge on Prop 8: I Won’t Pay Taxes

Melissa Etheridge writes on The Daily Beast her response to the passage of Proposition 8: She won’t pay state taxes.

“Okay. So Prop 8 passed. Alright, I get it. 51% of you think that I am a second class citizen. Alright then. So my wife, uh I mean, roommate? Girlfriend? Special lady friend? You are gonna have to help me here because I am not sure what to call her now. Anyways, she and I are not allowed the same right under the state constitution as any other citizen. Okay, so I am taking that to mean I do not have to pay my state taxes because I am not a full citizen. I mean that would just be wrong, to make someone pay taxes and not give them the same rights, sounds sort of like that taxation without representation thing from the history books.”

She adds, “When did it become okay to legislate morality? I try to envision someone reading that legislation “eliminates the right” and then clicking yes. What goes through their mind? Was it the frightening commercial where the little girl comes home and says, “Hi mom, we learned about gays in class today” and then the mother gets that awful worried look and the scary music plays? Do they not know anyone who is gay? If they do, can they look them in the face and say “I believe you do not deserve the same rights as me”? Do they think that their children will never encounter a gay person? Do they think they will never have to explain the 20% of us who are gay and living and working side by side with all the citizens of California?”

Meanwhile, No on 8 organizers conceded today.

Another protest is planned in West Hollywood this evening.

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  1. More Prone says:

    She can “play house” with whomever she wants…but it’s not marriage. Marriage has been recognized for all of human history as a bond between one man and one woman, under God, and no person or persons excercising in abhorrent behavior are going to change that.

  2. Les Apt says:

    Typical liberal: blame shifting and issue deflecting.
    It’s got nothing to do with little girls coming home and telling their parents about homosexuals.
    it’s got everything to do with the fact that homosexuals shouldn’t marry NOR should they adopt kids.
    That’s a benefit reserved for those heteros who can produce their own.
    God’s sending a message to homosexuals: you can’t reproduce for a good reason, you know.

  3. c2 says:

    Follow that strategy and you can call her “conjugal visitor”.

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