The news from Iceland about that tiny North Atlantic island just naming the world's first openly lesbian head of state has no doubt sent chilling winds blowing through the halls of the Indiana General Assembly. No doubt, the same lawmakers and advocates who tell us that unless Indiana has a constitutional amendment banning the marriage of gay and lesbian couples, a cultural Ice Age will be upon us for at least 1000 years, are scrambling to find an innocuous bill to strip out and make sure the Iceland virus doesn't contaminate anything Hoosier, at least not sugar crème pie.
At minimum, I suspect, the new legislation will prohibit the Governor from sending trade missions to Iceland, and making sure that no taxpayer funds are used to promote Icelandic exhibits or books anywhere in our 92 counties. Any bookstore selling (or even giving away) expected biographies of Johanna Sigudardottir, the name of Iceland's new leader, will have to register with the Secretary of State or pay a hefty fine. That last name, by the way, will also be banned from any grade school spelling bee contests unless contestants are first required to write "God made Adam and Eve, not Diana and Johanna" one hundred times on the blackboard.