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Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 08:50 PM
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The Wyoming Project: A Modest Proposal
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The passage of Prop 8 in California and other anti-gay initiatives around the nation have driven home the message to gays and lesbians in the U.S.: the vote of the majority is against you, and will never safeguard your basic rights.

Thus, we need to take a different tack: if the majority will be allowed to decide on our rights, we need to become the majority.

That's why I want you to move to Wyoming.

The state of Wyoming has fewer than half a million people living in it right now, giving it one of the lowest population densities and ridiculously inordinate political pull. If we can get one million gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people to move to Wyoming, we will suddenly become the overwhelming majority.

We will finally have a state that we can count on to safeguard our rights. We will guarantee another openly gay person in the House and, for the first time (Larry Craig doesn't count) two openly gay Senators. Plus a gay governor and three (maybe four after redistricting) guaranteed gay electoral votes.

We will finally have a state where we can feel comfortable about being out of the closet, where the police really safeguard against anti-gay violence. Same-sex marriage. Employment non-discrimination laws.

And we'll move the state capital from Cheyenne to Laramie and put a statue of Matthew Shepard in the capitol rotunda.

And land is cheap out there right now.

Think about it. Maybe the time has finally come for us to assert ourselves, become fabulous homesteaders, and build ourselves the first majority gay state.
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