I hope that the US Congress addresses this issue soon and just makes the whole state by state journey moot by making same sex marriage a national law.
that is not obstructed by law. To MY mind, it is not a religious issue.
anybody ever tell you that you make no sense? Which way do you suggest we go?
anybody ever tell you that you make no sense?
This issue has the feel of the civil rights movement of the '60s. How brain dead can gov't and society be?
This issue has the feel of the civil rights movement of the '60s.
How brain dead can gov't and society be?
Indeed it does, but on a lesser scale. Yes, gays are discriminated against and should be allowed all the rights of every citizen. I wouldn't go so far as to say that a gay man or woman today faces the same level of discrimination as a black man or woman in the 60s. That doesn't mean we shouldn't work to correct the bias, but I don't think they're equivalent.
I grew up on LI and one of my HS classmates became State Senator from that district. We launched a bit of a Facebook campaign to call/email him to get him to vote for same-sex marriage. And ... he still voted no (he's Republican/Conservative John Flanagan). So we are gonna give him a serious hard time at the next reunion. We'll haul out the bad Jr. High photos of him.
BTW here's a list of the roll call: http://tullyspage.blogspot.com/2011/06/roll-call-new-york-adopts-marriage.html
Gianaris (D) Yes
Flanagan was playing to his Conservative base. Kinda sad - there were gay people in our class, and some of our classmates have children who have come out -- like most groups of people do, I suppose, have some sort of a connection or another. Many of us have married, and consider it to be one of the defining and beautiful moments of our lives -- and to deny that to others, man, just to pander to one's Conservative base, it's unfortunate.