SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some same-sex marriage supporters are urging people to ‘‘call in gay’’ Wednesday to show how much the country relies on gays and lesbians, but others question whether it’s wise to encourage skipping work given the nation’s economic distress. Organizers of ‘‘Day Without a Gay’’ — scheduled to coincide with International Human Rights Day and modeled after similar work stoppages by Latino immigrants — also are encouraging people to perform volunteer work and refrain from spending money. Sean Hetherington, a West Hollywood comedian and personal trainer, dreamed up the idea with his boyfriend, Aaron Hartzler, after reading online that a few angry gay-rights activists were calling for a daylong strike to protest California voters’ passage last month of Proposition 8, which reversed this year’s state Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage.
One must truly laugh at this outrageous proposal! So if we choose to have sex with a certain person, we stay home and let the nation know that we are having sex with them, and how much people that have sex with certain people are needed? How absolutely ludicrous! (And immature.)
So Sean and Aaron are going to show the world that gays are important. I think blacks should do this, too. And I think that American Indians and Hispanics should give it a whirl.
Dang it.. Let's go all the way! I think the good ole US of A needs to be slapped into knowing just how much this country relies on all of us heterosexuals. In fact, since we are ALL needed at our jobs, let's just ALL take a day off! Unless of course, you are a virgin or celebate. In that case, you can go to work.