Monday, March 10, 2008

Help! I need protection from my lesbian neighbor! Aaaaaaah!

Here we go again. Property taxes. Healthcare. Energy. Infrastructure. Voting rights. There are any number of important issues that the Pennsylvania General Assembly could be addressing this spring.

And yet someone got the hair-brained idea that the most important thing the Pennsylvania Senate could work on in the coming weeks is to protect Pennsylvania's heterosexual married couples from all of the Pennsylvania lesbians and gays who are out to get them, like some kind of queer version of Night of the Living Dead. You know the tired talking points, same-sex marriage will destroy the institution of marriage, as evidenced by Massachusetts' low divorce rate. Oh, wait...

Anywho, next Monday, March 17, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Senate Bill 1250, which is the proposed marriage amendment. As of now, the hearing is scheduled for 10:30am in Room 1 of the North Office Building. If you happen to be in Harrisburg, and who wouldn't be, stop in to send a clear message to the Judiciary Committee that this assault on civil rights will not be tolerated. (Who knows, if you hang around town long enough, you might even see a presidential candidate or two.)

More importantly, contact your state senator to protest this nonsense. Our friends at Equality Advocates PA have all the tools you need.

Andy in Harrisburg

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting. This is an atrocity. Religious denominations can do what they want regarding this issue. The state has a responsibility to its citizens and to protect their rights not demean them. It is legislating discrimination and nothing more.

6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And yet, the religious folk seem to feel the need to protect US as well from these evils. Awfully nice of them, isn't it?

Speaking personally from Oregon's passing of the same-sex marriage ban (yes, liberal Oregon my butt), the funniest part that the religious people use to scare people, and that people BELIEVE, is that legalizing gay marriage will also lead to legalizing polygamy, pedophilia, and bestiality. Seriously. Right from some churches around here. Who knew?

7:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this marriage is "sacred" blather. Almost everyone I know has been divocrced more than once. Three and four divorces is now normal. And most of them would consider themselves "Christian," maybe not fundy, but Christian of some type. But gay folks will go and ruin sacred in stitution? What sacredness?

7:49 AM  

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