.......but the people at the blog review site iwillfuckingtearyouapart seem to think I'm turning into a one-trick health care reform pony of late, and they might have a point. So if you used the Post Office today to send or receive mail I'll leave it to you to figure out the gist of what I was going to say about the public health insurance option. I'll also point out that far from going out of business, UPS, which competes with the Post Office, made a $3 billion profit last year.
This post isn't about the public health insurance option though. This post is about me giving you something. I'd like to give you my right to marry. Seriously. I doubt I'm gonna need it again. I already exercised it once a long time ago on what seems like another planet with a woman I knew I didn't love and ripped it and her to shreds. Screwed it up so much that short of wiping my ass with the marriage license I'm not sure what else I could have done to disrespect the institution more. We don't need to get into the details here, yet me, Elizabeth Taylor, and Britney Spears are all free to make another legally binding "lifetime" commitment any time we'd like. On a total whim if we want. And I'll bet you two of the three of us will take advantage of that again before we're dead. Not me though. I don't deserve the right, and cannot get rid of it, and if you're gay or lesbian, no matter how hard you've fought or how deeply you have loved to this point, you most likely do not have the right.
I'm not the only one who sees something wrong with this picture I hope.
So if you're some big shot, smarty-pants lawyer and you can figure out a way to transfer my abused and unwanted right to someone who will treasure it, and their partner, the way rights and partners should be treasured, let me know. I'll sign the consent forms. Short of that, you could lend some support to protectmaineequality.org, and light a candle against the darkness of those that would take away the right of marriage in one of the few places where loving gay and lesbian couples currently have it.
They deserve it more than I do, and the fact I put "lifetime" in quotes up there and it didn't surprise a single one of you shows they deserve it more than most of the rest of society as well.
I'll be rooting for every gay and lesbian person in the state of Maine, and love, on Election Day.