We’ve been largely remiss in our lack of reporting on the “likes-nice-things” versus “fights-for-your-rights” rift that’s been working its way around gay social media – and even gay MEDIA media – over the past few months, only because gay Republicans are nothing new and self loathing can make for pretty dreary headlines. All morning, however, we’ve been hearing a little bit of this and a little bit of that about how candidate for Orange County Clerk of Courts – and current county commissioner – Tiffany Moore Russell has been gathering a bit of an army to make it clear that she has the support of the longtime companions living in our little burg, not (appointed) incumbent Eddie Fernandez. Fernandez made “news” recently when he announced that ALL of the clerks of courts offices in the county would accept/file the paperwork required for the countywide Domestic Partnership Registry, and, oh, did the conservative queer brigade seize on the matter. It was a huge victory, they shouted, even if you could already download and mail the forms directly from your home. Fernandez, you see, is seeking the gay vote, because those of us who live politically divisive lives are more likely to […]
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