Friday, April 03, 2009

No Coast!

It's no secret that I, as a general rule, disdain the coasts and most of the people that live thee. They very much like to look down on Midwesterners as some sort of ignorant, backward people. Well, while everyone in California was busy overturning gay marriage, Iowa just became the third state to legalize same-sex marriage.

That's right -- not urbane New York, not liberal California, but good ol' corn-pone, middle-of-nowhere, backward Iowa.

I can't begin to express how proud I am of my home state today, and how happy I am that I'm coincidentally in Des Moines today and get to join in on the victory celebrations. Today Iowa has made one the biggest steps in the new civil rights movement, and we'll be moving forward from here!


keesa said...

Hooray for Gay and Iowa!

I was going to insert some photos of the celebration here, but I can't... so anyone who wants to see them will have to go here:

jadedjabber said...

Oh My Goodness. I couldn't have said it better myself. Born and raised in Iowa I am currently living in NJ to go to seminary. Moving back in June. I have learned a valuable lesson out here. The coasts, so called beacons of progressive equality are every bit as sexist, homophobic, classist, racist, and zenophobic and show it in much more overt forms. It stirs me up to NO end when people act like they can't drive through Iowa lest they be accosted by conservative right wing republican henchmen. This ruling gives me sooooo much Pride for my home state.

(and I step off my soap-box)