Wednesday, July 30, 2008


This is great news coming out of Massachusetts, whereby same-sex couples from out of their state will be able to come to Massachusetts and marry. Their racist 1913 law, that was designed to prevent interracial marriage, is being recognized as the hateful anachronism that it is, despite some foolish current rationalizations, as seen in the article, to the contrary.

This ruling, and the California Supreme Court ruling affirming the right of same-sex couples to get married in California; the most recent and encouraging Field poll results concerning Prop. 8, the mean spirited attempt to annul the Court's decision in California that will appear on the ballot in November; the right to same-sex marriage in Massachusetts that was won several years ago, shows that it's only a matter of time before same-sex marriage will be fully accepted throughout the United States.

"In a major victory for advocates of same-sex marriage rights, the House voted by a wide margin yesterday to repeal a 95-year-old law that prevents gay and lesbian couples from most other states from marrying here, setting the stage for Massachusetts to join just one other state, California, in allowing same-sex couples to marry regardless of residence.

"The repeal passed swiftly in the Senate earlier this month on a unanimous voice vote, but some wondered if the issue would stall in the larger House, where a handful of lawmakers wanted to avoid voting on a gay marriage question just before the election season."

[For the full article, see here.

I've always been convinced that same-sex marriage rights is the single most crucial issue that must be fought and won, as with that right all other civil rights (and eventually sacramental rights) will likely follow suit for Gay people.
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