Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Gerry Studds - RIP

The first openly gay man elected to congress, Gerry Studds passed away this week. I remember when he came out in the late 80s, early 90s -- yeah, not so long ago -- and what a hoo hah it had made.

He was a brave and honest man. His husband -- Mr. Studds and his partner married in Massachusetts -- unlike husbands and wives of straight congresspeople, will receive no pension.

Seem fair? Seem like special rights or equal rights?

Yeah, I thought so.

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