MA, March 31, 2004: "The great state of Massachusetts is
trying to cur-tail the liberties of all," Brigadier Henry Fronterra III remarked
to the sold-out crowd at a fund raiser here
Dalmatians, standard poodles, great Danes and mixed breeds
looked somber as they listened to his chilling comments about the
spread of Big Daddy, and loss of personal freedoms in the wake of
legislative approval to amend the State Constitution to prohibit gay NIPtuals.
Though in-state gay couples have won the right to wed for the next
two years, when the proposed ban is up for re-voting and enactment,
couples from all over the country who have been planning to legalize
their bow vows as soon as the doors legally reopen in May face
another hurdle. An odd early 20th century
statute is being interpreted as forbidding officials to marry those
from states that do not accept same sex marriages as legal.
Many heads nodded
the Brigadier, a commanding Great Dane himself, came to his main
point. "We need
to get out into the streets and fight these restrictions! Why
should an arcane statute count in today's world? Why should
out-of-staters be treated any differently than we are? And
what of the threat hanging over our own heads in 2005-2006? Meet me
tomorrow morning to protest! We'll be assembling in front of
the Ritz Carlton Hotel at 9:00
a.m. sharp! From there we will walk to the Commons, leaving
our marks wherever we can. Remember, drink up tonight!
And tomorrow morning, lap up as much as you can. We
will have St. Bernards with casks of fresh water around their necks
placed strategically along our route as well."
When the Brigadier
asked who would support him at the end of his speech, the roof
practically came off the room. Never were so many woofs
expressed at one time, so loudly and for so long.
Similar reports are
coming in from California, New Jersey and even Utah, where the
opportunity to wed gaily hasn't come into the realm of possibility
at all yet.
We will be keeping a
close eye on the resistance. And we urge you to keep us
apprised of any happenings in your neck of the woods.
FUPPPS Editorial Board
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