They do the jobs that Americans by and large refuse to do: hairstylist, flower arranger, bathhouse attendant. But if President Bush gets his way, an amendment to the Constitution known as the Marriage and Border Protection Amendment will soon bar gay aliens from penetrating the nation's borders and undermining our most sacred institution: legal heterosexual marriage.
Children of gay couples more likely to speak Spanish than those raised by a traditional family
By Deanna Swift
WASHINGTON, DC—They do the jobs that Americans by and large refuse to do: hairstylist, flower arranger, bathhouse attendant. But if President Bush gets his way, an amendment to the Constitution known as the Marriage and Border Protection Amendment will soon bar gay aliens from penetrating the nation's borders and undermining our most sacred institution: legal heterosexual marriage.
Each day, thousands of gay migrants—many of them couples—make their way across the border towards the nation's homosexual hotspots: Los Angeles, CA, Colorado Springs, CO, Boise, ID and Omaha, NE, lured by the promise of lucrative jobs in the home-decorating industry.
'Tough but firm'
By making his 'tough but firm' announcement yesterday, say observers, Mr. Bush sent a strong signal to homosexual migrants that they should think twice before crossing the border in hopes of undermining the traditional American family.
Enrique Ochoa and his partner Jim Hernandez, who met three years ago through an online Mexican gay dating site, traveled all the way from Acapulco in order to cross the border and marry, drawn north by rumors that millions of gay migrants living in America will soon be able to say 'si acepto' or 'I do.' And while they wait for the judicial fiat that will enable them to live as novio y novio, Enrique and Jim say that they're keeping busy with scrapbooking, weekend antiquing trips and running their flower-arranging business: Floras Fabulosas. "In Mexico, we have an expression: "solo el activista juez tiene el poder." says Mr. Ochoa. "Only the activist judge can set you free."
Calls for an impenetrable border
The tales of gay migrants like Enrique and Jim are enough to send chills down the spine of Sandy Slokum, executive director of Defend Our Marriages and Borders, an Arlington, VA advocacy group that wants to erect a 2000-mile long fence between the US and Mexico in order to protect legally-married Americans. "The need for the Marriage and Border Protection Amendment has never been more obvious," says Mrs. Slokum, who recently returned from a two-week trip to the US/Mexican border in order to witness first hand the nightly spectacle of gay migrants entering into the country in order to marry, many of them armed with small dogs, including Bichons Frise, Malteses and Coton de Tulears.
"All over this great nation of ours you have legally-married couples who are cowering in fear right now wondering if their marriages are going to be made meaningless because some activist judge decides that it's ok for gay migrants to marry," warns Mrs. Slokum. She points to research showing that children raised by two gay parents are far more likely to speak Spanish than those raised by a mother and a father.
Avoiding the 'Three-Minute Men'
Meanwhile, the border crossings for gay migrants are becoming ever more dangerous. The latest threat to pop up: a band of roving man-hunters known as the Three-Minute Men who troll the border in search of quickie encounters. "It's really a tragic situation," says Sister Josefina Margolis-Ruiz, executive director of the pro-gay migrant marriage group Somos Todas Mariconas. "These are exactly the type of encounters that gay migrants are hoping to put behind them by marrying once they cross over into the United States."
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