January 29, 2007

“Republicans: Stop thinking about gay sex”

Posted in Civil rights, GLBT issues, Government at 11:54 am by The Lizard Queen

Great editorial in the Alamagordo Daily News:

Evidently, every New Mexican makes a decent living wage. No child will go to bed tonight with an empty stomach, because they are all well fed. For that matter, no child will go to bed with an empty mind because our education system is tops in the world.

Evidently our streets are free of drugs. Every New Mexican has a job and can feed their families with a $5.15 minimum wage. Our roads are the best in the nation. Everyone in the state has access to affordable health care.

We can only assume such is the case, because Vaughn isn’t seeking to amend the Constitution to solve any of those problems. No. The most important item on her agenda is to make sure that gay people can’t marry one another in the state of New Mexico.

Same-sex marriage is not currently legal here in New Mexico, so I agree that the idea of going to the trouble to preclude that possibility is a colossal waste of time. In fact, what I would love to see would be for same-sex marriage to be legalized in every state so that state governments could focus their attention on other matters, but I know that wouldn’t be what would happen: wingnuts are so caught up in denying this basic right to millions of American citizens that, as we’ve seen in Massachusetts, should states legalize same-sex marriage, those wingnuts will simply spend their time trying to take that right away. I can’t help but wonder if they genuinely think that’s what Christ would want them to be doing with their time..

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2 Comments »

  1. pavlov112 said,

    Christ was a lowly manual laborer and a hippie in need of a haircut. Like his opinion matters…

  2. luaphacim said,

    Thanks for your kind words and thoughts. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am more at peace now than I have been in years; I do think this will be for the best.

    Also, this post makes me crazy; I’m completely behind the editorial board. ๐Ÿ™‚


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