Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spilt Milk

So we went to see the excellent Milk on Tuesday night, Unfortunately we forgot to take tissues and Amber cried a lot at the end. It was a very good film and I was impressed, but the main emotion that I felt at the end was anger. I was ranting to Amber on the way home (thankfully as she expects this from me, she didn't complain) What exactly has changed in 30 years in the way that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are treated differently? I know that some people think that perceptions have changed a great deal and that the GLBT's of this world are accepted. I think that is just a big myth though. In Milk Proposition 6 (a law which meant that anybody suspected of having GLBT tendencies could be fired from teaching), is one of the main sub plots of the film. On November 4 2008, California passed proposition 8 which is a law that changed the State Constitution to read that marriage can only be between a Man and a Women In a nut shell it is the same thing, 'normal' people telling everybody else how they should live their lives. As if life isn't hard enough. So really how far have we, as a race really come in accepting what is different?

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