Monday, March 27, 2017

It's No Wonder They're Gay

                 A terrible inequality has cast an ominous shadow over the fruited plain, yet no one will speak of it: a large and growing gap between the wages of homosexuals and heterosexuals. According to Money magazine, comprehensive data released by the United States Treasury Department in September of 2016 revealed that gay couples earn an average of $63,000 more per year than straight couples do. Lesbian pairs received $11,000 more annually than those in traditional male-female marriages. (For that matter, single lesbians, on average, are paid significantly more than single heterosexual women).
                Where is the outcry? Why isn’t the mainstream media filled with tragic stories of plucky straight folks trying to survive against overwhelming discrimination?
                Experts believe there are two main reasons for the gulf in incomes between homosexual and heterosexual working couples. First, far fewer gay couples have kids. Propagation of the species necessarily demands one partner take a leave from work, and sometimes even- at least temporarily- work only part time. Secondly, they say, a high percentage of gays and lesbians reside in major cities along the coasts, where incomes tend to be significantly higher than in the more rural areas of flyover country.
                Nice try, experts, but that doesn’t cover up the very real and pernicious discrimination that’s truly behind this heinous and intolerable injustice.
                My fellow heterosexuals, we must bridge the gay-straight wage gap. I have a dream that our children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by their sexual orientation but by the content of their character! I have a dream today. We must permanently penetrate the “sass ceiling!”

                “What do we want?”
                “Gay pay!”
                “When do we want it?”
                "What do we want?"
                "Gay pay!"
                "When do we want it?"

                “Hey, hey, ho, ho, the gay-straight pay gap’s got to go! Hey, hey, ho, ho…”

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