So, while the world celebrates the dawn of a new era, the gays of America are having what few rights they have taken away from them.
Unlike most of the civilised world, they are not allowed to marry, which means no inheritance rights, no adoption (a lot of agencies have a ‘married couples only’ proviso), no sitting by your dying partner’s bed even though you’ve been together for 25 years. Oh, but Britney can get pissed in Vegas and marry someone she once went to school with! There’s equality in action for you. Hail the brave new world of Obama.
Anyways, while everyone was celebrating the first black Prez, the gays of West Hollywood (how’s Micky’s rebuild coming along, boys?) took to the streets to protest having their basic human rights removed by the same voters who voted Obama in.
Here is a selection of the very excellent signage on display that night.
In the UK, it was firework night, by the way, where we celebrated a 400-year-old tradition of burning Catholics. Not sounding like such a bad idea looking at how the religious right orchestrated this…