Straight men should love gay men for reducing competition
Chick-Fil-A has been in the news lately, and while going out and participating in protests has always been beyond me, I do know how to vote with my money. So when Mitch McConnell designated August 1 as “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day” and asked everyone who supported Chick-Fil-A’s brand of hate and discrimination to eat at Chick-Fil-A, I decided that, yes, eating out would be good, with a slight twist.
Chick-Fil-A announced that they had record breaking sales on Appreciation Day, but that doesn’t tell the full story. Jim and I went out to eat, and many of our gay, lesbian, transgendered, and bisexual friends, as well as our “straights for equality” friends, also went out to eat, except that we chose gay-owned restaurants.
We had breakfast at Brian’s Eatery, owned by a gay couple; lunch at gay-owned Urban Mo’s; and mid-afternoon chocolate shakes at our gay-owned Ben & Jerry’s store. I also bought some plants and batteries at our gay-owned Ace Hardware store. We had supper at gay-owned Bread & Cie; and then a late evening margarita and snacks at gay-owned Baja Betty’s. After that, we all watched the sun set, hopefully on hate and homophobia.
For readers who don’t know, Jim and I met on May 26, 1994. We moved in together on November 1, 1995. Then we got Domestic Partnered on July 31, 2004 and, when gay marriage was legal in California for six months in 2008, yes, we got legally married on October 30, 2008. The California Supreme Court ruled in May 2009 that since we got married legally, our marriage shall remain legal and recognized.
The world is changing, as it always has been, and as with interracial marriage, eventually gay marriage will be recognized in all states under the “full faith and credit” clause of Article IV, Section 1, of the United States Constitution. It’s just a matter of time, and the clock is ticking, more rapidly than I ever dreamed it would. After all, the world didn’t end (it will on December 21, 2012…….lol) and the sky hasn’t fallen in countries and states where gay marriage is legal and recognized (Argentina, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Massachusetts, New York, Iowa, etc.).
Nonetheless, I will never understand how my being a gay married man has any effect on a straight person’s marriage. In fact, straight men should love gay men for reducing competition…..
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Posted on August 4, 2012, in Mother & Father Nature, Photos, SNIPPETS and tagged Ace Hardware in San Diego, Baja Betty's in San Diego, Ben & Jerry's in San Diego, Bread & Cie in San Diego, brian's eatery in San Diego, chick-fil-a, Chick-Fil-A hate and homophobia, gay marriage, marriage equality, mitch mcconnel's brand of hate, Urban Mo's in San Diego. Bookmark the permalink. 34 Comments.