In their latest blog for Spinner, Tegan And Sara have responded to the passage of the recent anti-gay marriage amendment in California. Though the bill was opposed by many prominent Californians, the bill passed thanks to a strong campaign organized and funded through the Mormon church.
More than just the bill itself, the blog draws attention to the continuing problems with homophobia within the punk and independent music communities:
Although I am grateful for the legislation that has made me "equal" in the eyes of the law, you cannot legislate away people's disgust or ignorance. You can't remove the stinging intolerance and slurs of homophobic audience members' words in my ears.
I am fueled by the idea that my life as a message dismantles the public's image of gay people as sexual deviants, as less than, as being abnormal.
Check out the blog here.