Friday, February 04, 2005


Good stuff. And even if nothing comes of this in the short term (I don't know enough about the legal process or the particulars of NY courts to have a clear idea of how likely this is to go through), the fact is that it IS going to happen somewhere, sometime--and after that, it's just gonna be a floodgate. The fact that anti-gay-types would desperately like you to forget is that gay marriage is already legal, in Massachusetts, and...oddly enough, no apparent divine wrath has been forthcoming. Nor have divorce rates suddenly skyrocketed. All of their dire warnings are, demonstrably, bullshit. Yeah yeah, "Taxechusettstan!", etc, as if that's more than a crude distraction tactic--as if the political leanings of the state have anything to do with anything--but when New York or California or Illinois or somewhere follows suit, and people see that life goes on as ever, the wingers' position will be seen as the sensless bigotry it is, and before you know it, the only states left in opposition will be hellholes like Alabama and Utah ("Well, in those days, Mars was just a dreary, uninhabitable wasteland, much like Utah. But unlike Utah, it was eventually made livable."), and in the end they'll all be dragged kicking and screaming into the twenty-first century. I think that, on some level, the James Dobsons of the world know that they're on the losing side here. It must terrify the shit out of them. Good. Let them suffer. This country may be going to hell, but the culture wars, at least, seem to be turning our way.


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