‘It’s Over’

Even Governor Deadeyes admits it: 

The governor, a named defendant in the lawsuit by eight same-sex couples, said he had voted for Wisconsin’s ban in 2006 and hadn’t changed his support for it, but he said he was accepting the Supreme Court’s decision.

Asked if the U.S. Constitution should be amended to ban same-sex marriage, Walker downplayed the notion, saying, “I think it’s resolved.”

“For us, it’s over in Wisconsin,” Walker said of the fight over gay marriage. “Others will have to talk about the federal level.”

It’s a losing issue for Republicans and it always should have been.

I’ve been thinking about 2004 a lot lately, mostly because every time John Kerry makes a speech I get fucking pissed off again that not enough people voted for him, and he’s the Secretary of State now so he talks a lot.

But I really do feel like 2004 was our chance to turn things back around. The Bush Doctrine hadn’t taken hold hard enough yet, and people were still open to another argument. If Democrats hadn’t been such chickenass pussy-ass pussified pussies, I mean, remember this? 

A year into his job, Mayor Gavin Newsom could hardly be more popular. A survey last weekend put his approval rating among San Franciscans at 80 percent.

Polls show that a mainstay of the Democratic mayor’s support has been his stance on same-sex marriage. But with his party reeling from Senator John Kerry’s defeat on Tuesday, Mr. Newsom’s decision in February to open City Hall to thousands of gay weddings has become a subject of considerable debate among Democrats.

Some in the party were suggesting even before the election that Mr. Newsom had played into President Bush’s game plan by inviting a showdown on the divisive same-sex-marriage issue.

Most of the talk has been behind closed doors. But when Senator Dianne Feinstein, a fellow Democrat and Newsom supporter, answered a question about the subject at a news conference outside her San Francisco home on Wednesday, the prickly discussion spilled into the open.

“I believe it did energize a very conservative vote,” Ms. Feinstein said of the same-sex marriages here. “I think it gave them a position to rally around. I’m not casting a value judgment. I’m just saying I do believe that’s what happened.”

“So I think that whole issue has been too much, too fast, too soon,” she added. “And people aren’t ready for it.”

Fuck you, Diane. You were wrong, and Bush was wrong, and everybody in the decade since who made anybody who wanted to get married wait one more second than they wanted to wait to get married was wrong, too, and now it’s over.

It was over then, too. Everybody who couldn’t admit it yelled and screamed and passed scaredy-cat laws that helped no one and hurt thousands, and their volume increased in proportion to just how over it already was. The louder they got, the farther they seemed to push themselves into the past, and in the end their voices were just echoing up through the garbage chute of history.

It’s over in Wisconsin. Soon it will be over everywhere. And someday nobody will ever admit to being on the other side. That’s how over it is.

A.

One thought on “‘It’s Over’

  1. If I may quote David Bowie: “And the shame was on the other side.”

    ‘Twas always thus with this issue.

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