Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gay Marriage in DC

I has been a hard year for gay marriage advocates. Losses in Maine and NY have been tough. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel! Today the DC city council voted to allow same sex marriage in the District of Columbia. Finally! Our nation's capitol has always been the beginning of these states issues. During the slavery days, Washington outlawed the slave trade, which was a big step for the nation. During the "abortion wars" Washington became one of the first states to allow pro-choice on request abortion services. Now, they have allowed gay marriage which many are taking as a good omen for the gay rights cause.

This has come in a good time too, because this, unlike Maine, is not a voting decision that can be overturned by ignorant and afraid masses. Maybe I should address that last word: afraid. My theory is that people always fear what's different, and if an effort to help calm them, they sub consciously turn that fear into hate. Fear of homosexuality is based on its difference. That is why many people say they are "weirded out" by homosexuality. That's not bad, it's just the way someone feels. It's okay, but looking at them as people is also important. Since people fear homosexuals for being different, many fear that marriage is a way to combat this and be able to retain that superiority that feels oh so good.

But anyways, that's not really important. The main thing here is the DC vote which turned out positive for once in a time when we really needed it after the previous losses. This was a good day for the cause. For a city that elected a drug addict TWICE, Washington D.C. did okay.

5 comments:

  1. Gay marriage may be legal in DC, but Oral Roberts won't be performing any of the ceremonies.

    See:

    http://notionscapital.wordpress.com/2009/12/16/dc-legalizes-gay-marriage-oral-roberts-drops-dead/

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  2. I know if I'm happy, even a little bit so, all my church friends will disown me for all eternity.

    But that's OK. ^.^

    I'm glad to see that something is being done about this, even if I still don't think government has any business in marriage.

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  3. I know, and I can understand your feelings. But 2what we really need to do is just get rid of things like DOMA that regulate things like this.

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  4. Hip hip!

    Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gays!!!

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