27 June 2013

But who can paint like Nature? Can imagination boast, amid its gay creation, hues like hers?

James Thomson

In honor of the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday about the defense of marriage act, I want to publicly admit that there is something I’ve never been able to understand about the way this topic is debated.

I just can’t fathom how, of all the political parties, it’s the republicans, who are fighting against equality for gay people. What kind of an organization would pick a gay mascot if they weren’t going to support gay rights?

Yes! You read that right! The republican mascot, the elephant, is gay!

You may have heard people saying that homosexuality isn’t natural, but those people know nothing about nature. Many hundreds of animal species have homosexual relationships, including (especially) the elephant!

Check this out from Wikipedia:

African and Asian males will engage in same-sex bonding and mounting. Such encounters are often associated with affectionate interactions, such as kissing, trunk intertwining, and placing trunks in each other’s mouths. Male elephants, who often live apart from the general herd, often form “companionships”, consisting of an older individual and one or sometimes two younger, attendant males with sexual behavior being an important part of the social dynamic. Unlike heterosexual relations, which are always of a fleeting nature, the relationships between males may last for years. The encounters are analogous to heterosexual bouts, one male often extending his trunk along the other’s back and pushing forward with his tusks to signify his intention to mount. Same-sex relations are common and frequent in both sexes, with Asiatic elephants in captivity devoting roughly 45% of sexual encounters to same-sex activity.

As far as being unnatural goes, In the entire animal kingdom there is only one species that cares about the homosexuality of complete strangers. It’s us humans! If anything, we are the unnatural ones.

So, the next time you hear a republican saying something against equality for gay people, talk to them about their gay mascot.