California’s gay marriage trial questioning the constitutional legality of Proposition 8 kicked off today — with opponents of the legislation hoping the case eventually reaches all the way to the Supreme Court.
Glee star Jane Lynch, who has been openly gay for many years, talked briefly with the UK Guardian calling out President Obama on the issue — and expressing her frustration on his inaction. “Shouldn’t there be safeguards against the majority voting on the rights of a minority,” she asked. “If people voted on civil rights in the ’60s, it would have never happened. It took somebody like (U.S. President) Lyndon Johnson going, ‘F all of you! I’m going to do this.’ Obama won’t do it. He’s a huge disappointment to me.”
On the other side of the coin, Pope Bendict XVI today called gay marriage an “attack” on the natural differences between men and women. Speaking just after Portugal’s parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage, the pontiff linked gay marriage to the environment — calling it part of a multifaceted prism of issues. “Creatures differ from one another and can be protected, or endangered, in different ways, as we know from daily experience. One such attack comes from laws or proposals which, in the name of fighting discrimination, strike at the biological basis of the difference between the sexes,” he said.
This isn’t the first time the Pope has used the environment to promote his anti-gay agenda. Back in December 2008, he argued that saving people from leading homosexual lives was just as important as saving the rainforests. Uh huh.