It seems conservative commentators, politicians and members of the clergy just cannot help themselves. Whenever something bad happens, they instinctively blame it on gay marriage, lack of prayer in schools, birth control, teaching evolution and on and on. It never ceases to amaze me at their lack of introspection. The Bible is filled with violence and these self-proclaimed know-it-alls preach hate and mistrust of "the other" each and every day completely unaware of their own complicity in justifying and inspiring the very violence they claim to abhor.
Someday history will judge these (mostly white and male) people as backwards and ignorant - standing in the way of progress. Like the Neanderthal's that came before them, these right-wing knuckle draggers are a dying breed and I for one couldn't be happier to see them go.
As we celebrate with NY and all of the states that have been blessed
with the passage of marriage equality, the reality is that these
victories end the minute we cross state lines.
every state recognizes and honors our relationships & the Federal
Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is repealed, we will continue to be
treated like second class citizens in our own country.
show that attitudes are changing. Every day, more and more American's
support LGBT equality. But we cannot let these victories lull us into
complacency. We must continue to fight to protect the rights we've won
for anti-equality forces are not resting.
They spend lots of time and even more money trying to roll back all of the progress we've made. And they won't stop until they've shoved every one of us back into the closet where they think we belong.
Please take one moment today to sign the Marriage Equality Petition. Also, repost this and ask your friends to sign it too.
After Maine's Secretary of State approved a proposed marriage equality statute, LGBT advocates began circulating a petition to put the issue on the ballot for the November 2012 election.
The Maine lawmakers passed legislation granting equal marriage rights in 2009, but it was repealed by ballot initiative later that year. A recent poll shows voters in Maine are narrowly in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.
We'll keep you posted.