Thursday, February 26, 2015

Taking the Cake

Texas Republican lawmakers
sure know how to party.

State legislators on Tuesday
celebrated Faith and Family Day

which was organized
by Texas Values
and Texas Right to Life

to celebrate ten years
of marriage inequality.

In January
State Representative Cecil Bell

introduced a bill
that would strip of his or her
pension and salary

any employee
who performed a same-sex marriage.

They celebrated with a cake

which according to rumors
about Marie Antoinette

was callously recommended by her

as a replacement for bread
for the French poor

just as legally-encoded bigotry
is a fine substitution

for the millions in "bread"
marriage equality
would bring to the state

(not to mention
several tasty layers of dignity).

This poem © 2015 Emily Cooper.