Sanity breaks out in Florida, world astonished:
Gay-rights law upheld in Dade
In a referendum battle closely monitored by national groups, Miami-Dade voters Tuesday upheld a county law intended to shield gay and lesbian residents from discrimination, partial election returns indicate.
The 1998 law had come under attack by a coalition of ''pro-family'' groups in a repeal effort mirroring a precedent-setting crusade in 1977 led by actress Anita Bryant that overturned a similar gay rights law.
Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Penelas, who feared the referendum would cast the county in an unflattering media glare, hailed the repeal's apparent defeat.
''The people have spoken and said there's no room in this county for discrimination,'' Penelas said. ``What I'm most proud about is our ethnic groups spoke with one voice. We've come a long way since Anita Bryant.''
Luckily for this site, though,
''If I want to discriminate I think I should be able to,'' said Miami Lakes retiree James Mortensen, who added: ``Put them back in the closet.''
''I don't like that. They're going to gain more power,'' Alvarez, 72, said. ``And then we're going to have the weddings next. That's immoral to me.''
there will always be vocal dumbasses to make fun of.
Speaking of which, anyone read the latest Lileks bleat? It's mass murderiffic!