Marriage Equality in NY.

  Well now, finally it happened.  Was a long road here it seems to me.  In case you did not know this was the fourth attempt to get this bill passed.  NY is the sixth state to enact such a law. This afternoon I received an email asking if I would be willing to write an op piece against the passing of this bill, I declined.  Yes, I know they were going to pay me for it, and yes I’m sure I could get some attention yelling and screaming about whatever ridiculous thing I thought up.  Problem is I think this is a long overdue. The fact that it passed 33 to 29 concerns me just a bit. Still it passed so I suppose those of us who wanted it to should be grateful.  However, 33 to 29, it bothers me. Why does it matter to those 29 people?  What possible harm can allowing two people who love one another to marry? Well, I went and looked it up for you the biggest issue, at least this time around was making exemptions for religious organizations not to have to perform the ceremonies.  Not that the Govt ever could have forced them to do it in the first place.  So they argued about something that couldn’t occur  without violating the  First Amendment. Way to go wasting my money folks.  The final hurdle was overcome when a clause was added that says if any part of the act is found to be invalid by a court of law, then it all is.  Which I bet bites someone in the ass eventually.  Guess we shall see.  Still it’s a good day.

So a special mention here for  Mark Grisanti (R-Buffalo), who is a practicing Catholic he said, “I cannot legally come up with an argument against same-sex marriage.” Good for you. If I could I would vote for you next election.  Here’s hoping the Catholic Church doesn’t excommunicate you for it.

For those of you listening to the news and hearing the people paid to differ  about how this will destroy families? I ask this, Who’s yours? No, then shhhh….  Or about how we can’t afford this?  How can we not afford to do the right thing, If we did the right thing with the tax code, we could afford more so again Shhhh…  My favorite though, I laugh at this one. Many religious organizations say that It’s against God. Ok sure, the Bible says it, I learned it in School as a child.  It also says polygamy is fine, Slavery is fine, and so is a host of other things.  Obviously, it Isn’t fine for those two things to happen anymore but hey let’s draw a line in the sand on this one. Oh and the talking heads on TV saying all kinds of things about the bill, 90% of it is untrue the Bill isn’t that long go read it instead of listening to your favorite reporter, or as I call them fear mongers report on what you’re afraid of rather than what’s actually true.

So anyway here’s to all of you loving couples out there who can finally have what shouldn’t have been denied to you by your government in the first place,  at least in here in NY.   New Jersey is next they just had a Bill proposed a few days before this, Here’s to it passing as well, hopefully faster than NY’s did.

Leave a reply.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Moms With Messy Buns

Real life. From a real mom. Raising real little people.

A Huffle of Horror

Horror Reviews with a Heart

DeepTech Writer

Talks about Data Science, AI, Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Deep Learning. You got the Idea...

Dandelion Fuzz

"Very few of us are what we seem." -Agatha Christie

George's Guinea Pig World

Tales from the hutch

Storyteller Blog

Zapata Talks NASA

Space exploration and development - more than numbers


Changing the way you think, changes the way you feel.

Monty’s Blahg

Home of Monty Vern

Musings of a CowCorn (Vakicornius Chocolatus Rex)

"Whatever you do, don´t stop writing, write only for yourself if that´s what you want". It might sound as nothing, but in a time in which I doubted so much about myself, it meant the world for me.

The Confusing Middle

Figuring Out the Stuff Between the Beginning and the End

No Rerolls

Exploring and celebrating the tabletop hobby

Gen-Xer Remix

Leveling up through Baking, Books & Creativity

A Multitude of Musings

On the Way to Wholeness

The Dreamgirl Writes

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou

The Engineering Professor

by Sindia M. Rivera-Jiménez, Ph.D.

The Englishist

From the mind of an English professor

%d bloggers like this: