Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I Love New York

I generally regard the New York State Legislature as pretty much a pack of drooling circus clowns who have to use political juice to get elected because they are largely incapable of earning an honest wage. So they get elected in order to make a good living from bribery.

But not this week.
Lawmakers voted late Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, making New York the largest state where gay and lesbian couples will be able to wed and giving the national gay-rights movement new momentum from the state where it was born.

The marriage bill, whose fate was uncertain until moments before the vote, was approved 33 to 29 in a packed but hushed Senate chamber. Four members of the Republican majority joined all but one Democrat in the Senate in supporting the measure after an intense and emotional campaign aimed at the handful of lawmakers wrestling with a decision that divided their friends, their constituents and sometimes their own homes.
Four Republican state senators bucked their party in order to pass the bill. The conservatives are already vowing retribution.

Make no mistake about this: The Right has lost on this issue. Gay marriage bans will fall in state after state. Eventually, a gay couple will marry in a northern state, move to a southern state, be discriminated against and then the courts will invalidate gay marriage bans nationwide.

Within a couple of decades, Republicans will be back-pedaling and trying to explain that no, they were not really bigots and homophobes when they opposed gay marriage.

Good luck with that.


lisahgolden said...

This is the kind of freedom I'd like to see more of.

Sarah said...

Great news! Liberty and Justice, for all!

BobG said...

Hopefully more of the rest of the country will get their heads out of their asses and get on that bandwagon.
I have too many friends and relatives that have been discriminated against for the victimless crime of being gay.