And Now New York

It is done. New York has become the sixth state to allow gay marriage. DC also allows it, meaning that if you live there, you don’t have real Congressional representation, but you can at least get married to a gay. So, yeah.

Anyhow, it’s hard to overstate how important this is. With one swift move, the number of same sex couples who are free to marry in this country has doubled. And it did so with a Republican lead state legislative body, and a couple Republicans breaking ranks to vote yes. That alone is amazingly important. While the Republican Party as a whole is continuing to spiral downward into a “we hate gays!” situation, some brave members of the party are willing to stand up and do what’s right.

It’s also worth noting there were some very stupid religious concerns that were addressed here. These protections allow churches to refuse to marry same-sex couples, but big deal. The Catholic Church already refuses to marry formerly divorced people, so clearly there’s no problem on the chuchy level.

So it is done. 44 states and six territories remain. Let’s hope they fall soon, too.


2 Responses to “And Now New York”

  1. Michael Amann Says:

    “While the Republican Party as a whole is continuing to spiral downward into a “we hate gays!” situation, some brave members of the party are willing to stand up and do what’s right.”

    This is an interesting point on many levels. 1) There are many gay Republicans, which I don’t understand, but many are hiding in “opposite marriage” relationships and many are just “in the closet” so that might explain some of that. The “what’s right” argument is fun to entertain but… 2) Several staunch Republicans have come out in favor of gay marriage Ted Olson and Dick Cheney for example. 3) As strict constitutionalists, they should feel bound by the equal protection argument in the Constitution. If you believe in American values, you have to abide by them when it becomes uncomfortable, otherwise you’re a hypocrite. 4) I don’t understand the value of being a Christian or religious person if doing so makes you a bigot. I can be a bigot without going to church so what is the value of being religious if it makes me hate gays and people of no religion or other religions like Mormonism or Islam? I need help on this. 5) And my favorite of all. Why has no one made the argument that gay marriage will help small business? Especially when John Boner is asking “where are the jobs,” allowing gay marriage will provide a major shot in the arm to the economy. Think of all the photographers, florists, caterers, bakers, wedding planners and wedding chapels that will be booked now that more people can marry. At least make the Retardlicans defend their opposition to this. I was watching Say Yes to the Dress and two men came in who were getting married, they BOTH bought a dress. So on average, not only will more dresses be sold but often twice as many dresses per marriage will be sold and this is great for small business, our economy and America. Did I lose anybody?

    • Michael Amann Says:

      Oh and there is one more point. If we “hate gays,” why has the free market decided that gay is fabulous and used it to excite viewers, particularly in the entertainment industry? We are all aware of Madonna’s and Brittany’s on stage kiss at the MTV music awards. Gay! Also the coveted and highly regarded kiss between Sarah Michele Gellar and Selma Blair in Cruel Intentions. Swing! Also gay. And let’s not forget the glorious lesbian kiss between Jadzia Dax and Lenara Kahn in Deep Space. Totally gay! See, the FREE MARKET has decided, gay is okay. Let the market decide right? Business know that two women kissing is as I like to put it, “cat nip for dudes,” straight dudes. And it’s been selling skin mags and flicks for decades. Decades people. This is free market capitalism at it’s finest. So how can we hate gays AND be free market capitalists at the same time????????? You can’t, conservatism is a lie.

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