St. Louis, MO, August 4, 2004: Today, a day that will live in
infamy, Missourians banned same sex marriage.
"We cannot believe
they would dampen our spirit, and our lives, this way!" Geraldo Catlette told us. "We have been working, living, eating and foraging
side by side in dumpsters with these guys for years, and
suddenly, they turn their backs on us. Why, just last night, I
was having a singalong with Peter Catabout. And this
morning I find out he's supported the enemy. Who can you count
on, if not your fence-ing buddies?"
Many in this thriving
gay community of cats, dogs and other furry critters are having a
hard time today, fighting a deep depression. "We just
don't know where to go, what to do," Cynthia Chihuahua said, between
Mariah Murchison, a
Pekinese in a darling pant suit by Caninetogs, put her paw around
Cynthia's shoulders. "There, there, dear," she cooed, "We
will sort this out.
Just you wait! I talked to litter-ally jillions of cats and dogs today and
they are all hopping mad. We're looking into joining with
Monty Rattler, Chief Snake at Rattler, Boa and Finch. He's
heading the legal battle.
May 21, 2004 editorial,
Despite the Tea Parties, Trouble Brews in Boston). Are
you with us? He told me it's a classy action -- and I figure
that fits us to a T!"
her crying long enough to ask, "Isn't 'class action' about people
suing as a group, not about what socioeconomic level they
snapped. "This isn't about wordsmithing. It's about our
rights! Are you with us?"
"Ye-es, I guess so,"
Cynthia conceded. "It will be a good thing if we can overturn
this backward step. Matilda and I were planning a Christmas
wedding, and now....." Cynthia broke off, in a burst of tears.
Several dogs and cats joined Mariah in comforting her.
The emotion we saw
today heightens the message -- we must be
ever vigilant. Let's all get out and call upon our local
representatives to take a stand on same sex muttrimony. Make your bark heard. It's going to be
a tough fight, but those of us who favor the rights of all to make a
decision to wed the critter of choice, regardless of genus of gender,
will have our day!
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