Homo The Gay American Novel
posted by December 12 at 12:30 PMon
California passed a law that protects gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans students from discrimination—and straight students too, since these laws protect people from discrimination based on sexual orientation, period, they don’t provide queer students with special rights or a force field to call their own. The American Taliban is crapping itself about this law and since they can’t argue for discrimination against queer students they’re screaming and yelling about the law’s terrifying implicit mandates.
The potential effects of the new law could be staggering.
“If the children read a novel, for example, like Gone with the Wind where you have a heterosexual romance, then they also have to, based on this language, read a homosexual novel,” Dacus said.
The law wouldn’t require that, of course, but that’s not going to stop the American Taliban from claiming it does. When it comes to gays and lesbians, the commandment against false witness doesn’t apply. But rest assured, Mr. Dacus, your kids won’t be required to read a gay novel after they’ve read Gone With the Wind. Because a gayer novel hasn’t been written. Any student that reads Gone with the Wind has met both his slavery apologia novel and gay novel requirements.