Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Senate rejects anti-gay marriage amendment

Phew. I can’t believe our government was actually considering altering the Constitution to take away the rights of a specific subset of the population. Doesn’t that seem downright...Unamerican? Doesn’t everyone recognize this for the political ploy that it is? Pay no attention to the war in Iraq, illegal wiretapping, rising gas prices, increases in crime, skyrocketing health care costs, a slumping economy....there are dudes marrying dudes!
I, for one, am proud of the fact that my beloved commonwealth was the first state to legalize gay marriage. The right thing to do isn’t always the popular thing to do. Kudos to Ted Kennedy stating it clearly: "A vote for this amendment is a vote for bigotry pure and simple."

For a far more eloquent post on the gay equality movement, check out Jen's post on You Would Think.

1 comment:

Adam said...

It is awful that the Republican leadership knew this amendment would fail and still pushed it to a vote - just to distract voters from the real crises that face America. To think that the Senate would set aside these important topics like our disastrous war in Iraq in the name of a political charade makes me sick.

What is also gross is that a majority of Americans (51% in the last poll I saw) actually agree with such an amendment. What is wrong with Americans? Could we be any more self-centered? Let's amend the Constitution and modify the words of the founders - all because we are homophobic. Yeesh.

Read Lou Dobbs - http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/06/06/dobbs.june7/index.html - I don't agree with most of his political views, but he is right on the mark here.