Yesterday in front of the House I had a good conversation with Rep. Mike Jaros, an old friend from Duluth. Mike has been a proponent of gay rights for a long time. He was telling me about some of the extremely homophobic communications he's getting from "clergy" people in Duluth regarding the current gay-friendly legislation being considered in the House and described some of his sarcastic replies to those communications. It seems one "Reverend" got a reply from Mike addressed to the "Irreverent" So and So, who promptly had a shit hemorrhage. Ya gotta love it. Way to go Mike!
Mike also made a proposal to change the state's definition of family to include same-sex domestic partners. He's iterated this proposal before but says the gay community doesn't seem interested in it. I told him to follow his instincts and go for it. I plan to meet with him next week and talk about it.
The Senator who told me that he was rethinking his position on marriage equality and invited me to meet with him, as reported on Monday, is Senator Michael Jungbauer. I have an appointment to meet with him next Wednesday.
Labels: Jaros, Jungbauer