THE HOMOPHOBIC VOTER AND GAY MARRIAGE Posted By: Thrasybulus 12/30/2012 7:52:27 PM Frary Home Companion, by Professor John Frary Original Article
Although Maine’s mill towns voted heavily against gay marriage this November, my informants at the Verso Paper Mill in Jay suggest that there’s a thick stratum of sentiment that favored the idea I speak here of bitter homophobes who wish see the gayetariat suffer from marital bondage. Some speak plainly of wishing gays to suffer from the same unblissful domesticity that torments them.
There’s an abundance of history which supports their hopes. A sixteenth-century Englishman sums up their view in blunt terms:
“To hang or wed; both hath an hour;
Hanging is the better of the twain, Sooner done, and shorter pain"