On Wednesday, this Congressman crept up the down side of the stairs as far away as he could get from me, looking straight ahead but casting a wary eye in my direction. It's another "wide stance" Republican, Rep. David Dreier
of California who was outed by Mike Rogers of BlogActive
some time ago. I can understand why this anti-gay closet case would want to avoid a gay person standing up for their rights...and his.
Later, a small group of young, identifiable lesbians passed by at the bottom of the stairs and were just giddy seeing my "GAY MARRIAGE THREATENS NOTHING" message. They signalled their appreciation and crossed the street, shoving each other.
A young man who was at the Capitol with a group of blue-blazered young people for some conference came up to have his picture taken behind the banner with me. He told me he is a socialist from Vermont and informed me that the push to upgrade civil unions to marriage there was looking very good. I told him that Duane and I lived in Vermont for a couple of years and so we shared some common Vermonter knowledge. He excitedly recounted his experience earlier in the day of shaking hands with his senators, Bernie Sanders (who is also a socialist) and Democrat, Patrick Leahy.
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