Lisa Renee at Glass City Jungle asks the following about Nickie Antonio becoming the first openly gay legislator elected to the Ohio Statehouse.

So, if Nickie Antonio were heterosexual she?d not be a news story?

Yes, that’s correct, Lisa.? If you’re just a male, or a female, elected to the state legislature, you’re not really all that big of a deal.? If you’re the very first openly gay legislator in Ohio history, if you were the first woman elected to a state office in Ohio, or the first black, or the first Jew, or the first Muslim, or the first Asian-America, take your pick, Lisa, yes, that would be the headline.? That is, in fact, the story.? I’ve been known to be pretty critical of the MSM in Ohio, especially the PD, but on this one, yes, the PD got it right.

But go on, Lisa, do explain why this being news is so objectionable, I’d love to hear it.

While I understand the whole pride issue some attach to the ?first? label, I don?t introduce my daughters based on their sexual preference, I?d never say, ?These are my heterosexual daughters and oh yeah, here?s my ?openly gay? daughter.? They are all my daughters?

Here’s the funny part, Lisa.? To be your daughters, your daughters just have to be born.? To be an elected official, you have to, you know, kind of do more than get born.? You have to win more votes than the next guy.? That makes the whole being gay thing, kinda, you know, a big deal.

Hopefully some day we will get to the point where someone?s sexual preference isn?t considered headline newsworthy…

Time to educate Lisa Renee Ward.? Nice try on the whole “tolerance” schtick, Lisa, but being gay is not a “preference”, dear.? It is who you are.? If your daughters were gay, they were born gay.? Calling it a “preference” is like calling your skin color a “preference”, or your last name a “preference”.

Maybe Lisa Renee Ward objects to the news of Nicki Antonio’s election because Lisa Renee Ward objects to….well….the news of Nicki Antonio’s election.? After all, it’s just a “preference”.

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