Ron Hart, a former member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, is a "Southern humorist." I'm not sure whether that means he's Southern and a humorist or he believes he's writing Southern humor. In this piece, he hits as many stereotypes and stock images as possible--Liza Minnelli's marriage, leather chaps, Indigo Girls CD collections, activist judges, liberal elitists, gay priests, Richard Simmons, "hot lesbians," and references to the "mechanics of gay male relationships."
Sorry I had to stop typing for a moment because I was slapping my knees so hard.
Despite the carnival that our community apparently presents, Mr. Hart still manages to say that he agrees with the California Supreme Court's recent ruling on marriage. The libertarian stuff at the end supposedly supplies the justification for his view.
Thanks for the help, Ron. I can hear our fellow Southerners laughing all the way to the voting booth. I can't wait for your piece on race relations.