Thursday, June 08, 2006

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains

We've been a little behind here at SF. If you haven't heard by now, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted in favor of a state constitutional amendment to discriminate against same sex partners and unmarried heterosexual couples and do harm to their children. The Senate must now vote on it before the legislature goes out of session for the summer at the end of June. If that happens, the amendment would have to pass again in the 2007-08 session and then go to the ballot since, you know, the people always decide constitutional issues. (Can you imagine if Brown v. Board of Education had been put to a popular vote in 1954?)

We'll keep pounding it out on this, and we think we can win in the Senate.

Meanwhile, the news wasn't all bad on this front. As you probably know by now, the U.S. Senate failed to pass a marriage amendment for the federal Constitution. Senator Edward Kennedy said it best:
"The Republican leadership is asking us to spend time writing bigotry into the Constitution."

Word.

Meanwhile, John over at America Blog correctly thinks that the priorities of Senator David Vitter (R-LA) are out of whack.

Andy in the HBG

2 Comments:

Blogger Tired of Idiots said...

I'm so sorry to hear that the gay marriage issue it still alive there!

There are TOO many people who feel that the majority should *always* be able to pass whatever law they want, regardless of how much discrimination there is.

The kicker is that they look at it as religious persecution sice it's against their religion.

We're not MAKING anyone "turn gay" or get married! We just want real people with real loves to be able to share in what should be considered a universal right!

On another good news front, Washington State was able to put its ban on discrimination against sexual orientation into effect when the conservative campaign to put it on hold until a public referndum could be held didn't get enough votes.

One pastor said they're afraid it means they won't be able to say homosexuality is eveil and that would infringe on his religious freedom.

Someone should tell him he can still spew his hate and bigotry when he wants, he just can't fire someone or keep them from housing because they're gay.

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been said often enough before...if you want to protect marriage so much, outlaw divorce.

3:49 PM  

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