Saturday, June 16, 2007

A quiet bit of history

In case you missed it...the Massachusetts legislature quietly (but convincingly) defeated efforts to put same-sex marriage on the ballot in '08. This means my marriage is valid for at least another 4 years. Woo!

What strikes me the most is just how uneventful this really was. And that's how it should be. I'm guessing by 2012, the "big debate" over same-sex marriage will be a big yawn - at least in New England.


Animal said...

Outstanding! The article was well-written, but what I appreciated the most was hearing from folks who had previously voted in FAVOR of the referendum, BUT, after talking to various gay couples...(wait for it)...CHANGED THEIR MINDS! "Oh, you mean these people are the SAME as I am?? They're in love, and they own houses and mow lawns and are happy productive couples? WHO KNEW?"

DUH! Sheesh.

Strangela said...

Scott, You wrote exactly what I was thinking. It just proves that part of the problem is ignorance.

We are waiting on a state supreme court decision later this year in CT on allowing gay marriage (civil union are legal).,0,245988.story?coll=hc-headlines-local-wire

Apparently at the hearing one of the judges asked the state attorney, "If the rights are currenltly exactly the same between civil union and marriage, why are we calling it two different things??" The attorney couldn't give an answer. Obviously because there is no good answer to that question!

Mike said...

great article...thanks for sharing..

Think this will stop Bill O'reilly from spouting about the efforts of as small group of judges making this decision?

probably not....

Love how one comment was about how the "gay" side needed more support. isn't this a basic human rights issue? i know preachin' to the choir...or in this case back the the preacher who bought it to light....

i seem to remember learning that the US supreme court determined seperate cannot be equal.