Music: Mad World - Gary Jules
Conversation between my mother and I discussing gay rights.
Me: Aw! Mum, look at the gay couple! Aren't they cute? I'm glad Maine has that gay rights thing now.
Mum: Oh yes
. Thank God
we let all the Fags into Maine.
Me: Mother! How could you say that? There's nothing wrong with being gay.
Mum: The Hell there isn't. I don't think we should have even gotten the rights signed off.
Me: So if I wanted to be in a relationship with a woman I shouldn't be allowed to get the same wages as someone heterosexual? I should be discriminated against and rejected by society? Gee, thanks, I'm glad you want the best for your daughter.
Mum: I'm not saying that, Carol.
Me: Then what are you saying?
Mum: I'm saying that they shouldn't be allowed to marry.
Me: First, you aren't allowed to be married in Maine to the same sex, you just have rights, and secondly, that isn't what you said before. You said we shouldn't have rights at all. Not just be unable to marry.
Mum: Just drop it, you're pissing me off and I don't want to talk about it.
We were in a car at the store when this conversation started. How can she be
like that? -sigh-