A Man Who Became a Woman Who Can't Marry a Man is Running for Congress
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made
the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to
be for Miami New
This week, Luke tries to understand how a transsexual running for Congress can be against
A few weeks ago, I came
across some news that blew my mind. A Cuban-American woman who used to be a man
is running for Congress in South Florida as a Tea Party Republican.
Her name is Donna Milo. She
used to be called Ed before surgery in 2000 to become a full-fledged lady. If
she wins the primary, Milo will likely face the Democratic incumbent -- and female since birth -- Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Now Milo, who was married to a woman
and had two children before her sex change, is off the chain. She is against
gay marriage, and she's talking shit about President Obama. She even recently
told the Sun-Sentinel that the president and the
Democratic majority in Congress are turning the United States into Fidel Castro's Cuba.
She also told the
newspaper that she represents a "restoration to common-sense American
conservative values." Of course, she is against the recent overhaul in health
care. According to her website, Milo describes it as "de facto socialism." I can't believe
Let me remind Ms. Milo that
until 2007, Cuban citizens who wanted to have a sex change couldn't because the
government wouldn't allow it. She's lucky to be represented by a president who
supports rights for everybody and a health-care system that is for all people,
What I really can't
understand is her anti-gay marriage stance. Isn't that like turning on your own
people? It's not like she just woke up one day and decided to become a woman.
She knew for a long time that she was a lady in a man's body. That means she
was attracted to other men, which to me is the definition of gay.
Now she is
selling out gays, lesbians, and transgendered folks. Now she wants to crucify
them. Milo is just one of these
repressed conservative Republican dudes like George Rekers.
And she needs to do some
homework about her state too. In Florida, Milo can't marry
a man. State courts recognize only your biological gender at birth, so she
could marry only another woman -- which would make it a gay marriage -- which she
opposes. Ain't that some shit?
She's claiming to be Tea
Party affiliated. She needs to look at their handbook because it reads just
like the Klan's handbook. They don't like Jews, Blacks, Mexicans, Gays, and especially
people with sex changes. I think Milo's campaign is a publicity stunt by the rich Republican
good ole boys to make the Tea Party look like a grassroots
accepting-of-everybody movement. It's a bunch of crap.
At the end of the day,
how is she going to get conservative Republican voters, especially those old
Cubans in Little Havana, to accept that she had a sex change?
And if she did make it to
the general election, she has already alienated her own people, as well as
moderates who support gay marriage.
Milo needs to stand up for people like her. Gays, lesbians,
and transsexuals should be proud of her and the likelihood she would represent
them at the federal level.
Instead, she is their Benedict Arnold.
Follow Luke on Twitter: @unclelukereal1.
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