RECENT  POSTS:  » What to even say about Josh Duggar? » GOP prez candidates lining up for NOM-sponsored event in Iowa » Video: Ted Cruz tells viciously anti-gay Family Research Council he's got their back on anti-gay discrimination » Scouts prez seeks long overdue end to offensive stigma » FRC prays against Dan Savage 'spewing upon our nation'; I'll let Dan make that joke himself » Sen. (and prez candidate) Cruz to join extreme anti-LGBT activists at Family Research Council event (#WOTW15) » 'Out' magazine's editor-in-chief makes case against gay 'bullies'; it's shortsighted and here's why » Voodoo, snake oil, 'changing' gays: CA congressman to introduce national ban on dangerous anti-science » Because the internet exists, listen to former 'Love Connection' host Chuck Woolery rant about marriage equality » Today in least-you-can-do-ness: Billy Graham's son tweeting anti-equality prayers to SCOTUS justices  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

05/02/2006

When picking a team becomes hard: ACLU challenges Westboro-targeting law

by Jeremy Hooper

The free speech & gay rights defenders at the ACLU have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a recently signed Kentucky law that prevents protests at memorial services, wakes, and burials. But while the law was obviously designed to thwart Westboro Baptist's "fag-hating" pickets of soldier funerals...

 Images 2006 20060331 Pennsylvania5

...the lawsuit was filed on behalf of Kentucky's Bart McQueary, a Kentucky man who's joined in on some of Westboro's protests.

Because, of course, Barry McHamosexual, John Faggart, or Sally Lesbeany wouldn't be an ironic enough gift from the comedy Gods. We are instead blessed with Bart McQueary, a name funny for a gay rights foe because, of course, of the fact that "Bart" has the word "art" in it, and gays oftentimes enjoy the arts. Obviously.

In their suit, the ACLU is arguing that portions of the law are too broad and that it could be unintentionally violated by various well-intentioned people.

In our suit, we tend to argue that we'd rather be in our pajamas, as the pants/jacket/shirt/tie combo is far too constraining.

ACLU Challenges Ky. Funeral Protest Law [AP via Wash Post]

space gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails