Homo Marriage Under Attack!
posted by June 14 at 9:46 AMon
It’s just like the conservatives have been telling us! Marriage is under attack! Under siege! A Democratic controlled legislature is threatening the institution of marriage!
I’m not talking about California’s Dem-contolled legislature, which once again voted to strengthen marriage by making its rights and obligations available to same-sex couples. (And once again Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to veto the bill.) I’m talking about the Dem-contolled legislature in Massachusetts, which is voting today on a proposed ban on same-sex marriage at a state Constitutional Convention.
Same-sex couples have been able to legally marry in Massachusetts for three years, and thousands of gay and lesbian couples have married there. Heterosexual marriages have not been harmed; Massachusetts continues to have the lowest divorce rate in the country.
If the Dem-controlled state legislature in Massachusetts approves the proposed ban and sends it on to voters, and the voters approve it, the marriages of thousands of same-sex couples in Massachusetts will be destroyed.
Protesters for and against the proposed ban on same-sex marriage have gathered in front of the State House where the legislators are voting. Says one anti-marriage protester…
“I respect everybody, gays or lesbians, but they have to respect our values too,” said [Cesar] Munera, who lives in Watertown. “I’m here and I believe God is going to do something special today.”
And all gays and lesbians have to do to show “respect” for Munera’s values is quietly accept second-class citizenship. Is that really too much to ask?