Fuse #8

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

It's Nice To Live In a Town With Free Onions On the Street

Nation's Gays Demand Right To Library Cards: Moderates Propose Increased Browsing Privileges.

Choice phrase of the day:
Some moderates who believe the country is not yet ready for full homosexual library-card access are proposing to state and local lawmakers a compromise solution in the form of a limited-access "Short-Term Government Literacy Loan" card. While the card would grant some borrowing privileges, it would have higher late-return penalties, shorter borrowing times, and may not be recognized as valid by all libraries within the municipality in which it was issued.

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At 9:24 AM , Anonymous Adam said...

I love that article, though I think the Onion missed a chance for an even better metaphor--people are against giving gays Library Cards, but they do support giving them Civil Book Loan Institution cards, or something. These would confer all the legal privileges given to straights, but would NOT be a Library Card.
It seems polls show that many people are fine with letting gays have all the benefits of marriage, as long as straights get to continue to say they can't marry.

At 4:19 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

I'm with you on that one, Adam. Library cards in everything but name. Would've been especially choice.


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