Dick Cheney came out as a supporter of gay marriage! Of course, there’s a footnote…only if it’s deemed legal by the state and not fed. I’ve taken family law and I understand the DOMA but I really think it’s beyond time that both the federal and state governments adopt gay marriage. This country has denied full rights to gay citizens for far too long.
You know you’re on the right (read “correct”) side of an issue when Marion Barry is opposing it! DC’s resident assclown was the lone vote against recognizing out-of-state gay marriages. In an ideal world, DC would allow full marriage rights but recognizing out-of-state gay marriage is a nice first step.
As per usual, Marion Barry is on the wrong side of the issue…why? Because he always is. I learned as a DC voter YEARS ago…before I was even old enough to vote, that if he supported something, I should investigated it heavily and, more likely than not, vote the other way. Guess what? It works! Pretty much ever issue he’s supported has been bad for the city. And NOW he’s against same sex marriage in DC. Why, do you ask? Well OBVIOUSLY it’s because he’s such a MORAL politician. Unless you were living under a rock for the entire of the 80’s and 90’s and even recently, you KNOW that he’s just about as far from a “MORAL” politician as you can get. Not only did he smoke crack with a self-professed ‘crack whore’, but he accepted bribes, gave government contracts to family members, and ran the city into the ground. Also, when did he dodge bullets during the civil rights movement? He stood next to MLK a million years ago and that’s supposed to make the community he’s being been treating like shit forgive him for everything he’s done? I think he’s ‘misremembering’ the bullets…those fly around the city he was mayor of ALL THE TIME. So perhaps he was remembering DC…sans gay marriage…but full of drug wars and quickly climbing to the top of the murder rate. Or maybe he was remembering getting robbed at gunpoint in June 2006. Fortunately, his credit cards were all maxed out so they didn’t get very far on them-oh-that’s right! He’s ALSO one of the millions of MORAL Americans who borrowed way more than they could ever pay back. Also, how many times has he been married? FOUR. FOUR TIMES. HOW can SOMEONE WHO’S BEEN MARRIED FOUR TIMES EVEN OPEN THEIR MOUTH TO TALK ABOUT THE SANCTITY OF MARRIAGE???
Sorry…I’m really phoning it in today…it’s TOO BEAUTIFUL OUTSIDE so I’m going to plant some stuff and soak up the sun! After 4 days of rain, it’s so nice to have PERFECT weather.
In response to NOM’s gathering storm commercial, a group of actors has crafted a response. This quick video does a great job of pointing out why the other ad is so insane and inane. The ad is almost as funny as a Republican mailing I saw that talked about a “Gay Militant Army Marching on Washington!” I immediately thought of the pride parade in Dupont Circle and a float of gay guys in cut-off camo’s…not exactly a militant army attacking DC…unless you mean with their fabulous dance moves and infectious happiness.
Today Governor Paterson announced that he would be sending same-sex marriage legislation back to the legislature. Gov. Spitzer sent similar legislation which passed the Assembly but stalled out in the Senate. If the bill passes, NY could be the fifth state to legalize same-sex marriage by the end of June! June is a beautiful month for weddings 😀
Vermont became the first state to legalize same sex marriage via their legislature. The state House and Senate voted overwhelmingly to override Governor’s veto of a gay marriage bill. Congratulations Vermont. Umm…New York? Anyone? Wtf is going on? It’s not enough to just accept other state’s marriages…we need to legalize same sex marriage in our state. There is no reason that our state’s citizens should have to travel out of state to get marriage.