Tuesday, March 7, 2006

If You Don't Like the Outcome, Change the Rules!

What was the anti-gay marriage crowd yelling at the past constitutional conventions? Was it:
Let the People Vote
Well, in Maryland, college students elected a lesbian as Homecoming King:

Jennifer Jones, the 21-year-old senior who beat out three men for the honor, said the crowning was a positive step for the private liberal arts college.

"It is cool that Hood allows people to be themselves," Jones told The Frederick News-Post. "If people didn't want me to be king, they wouldn't have nominated me and voted for me."

However, that is not good enough:
Donald Miller, Hood's student activities director, said all homecoming events will be reviewed and possibly changed. "We will look at what students want Hood's homecoming to be," he said.
Uh, Donald, Mr. Miller... I think the students voted for Ms. Jones to be King. But I get it, as long as the people who vote, vote the way their supposed to vote then it's ok. The silliest quote from the article is given by a male who was running for Homecoming king:
Santo Provenzano, 21, who competed for king, said Jones' selection made the event seem like a joke. "It discourages guys from wanting to take part in the future," he said.
And just having a Homecoming Queen or King isn't a joke? Didn't those things go out with separate water fountains?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I suppose this is moderately better than the Article8?massResitance approach. If you don't like the facts you're given, make something up. Or just omit the ones you don't like.