Friday, July 07, 2006

Time to Rumble

Following a Neanderthal ruling by the New York Supreme Court, angry gays and lesbians demonstrated across New York State Thursday. The ruling by the Court of Appeals criticized same-sex couples and said they had no constitutional right to marriage.

In its weak and buck passing ruling, the court said "at least two grounds rationally support the limitation on marriage that the Legislature has enacted. First, the Legislature could rationally decide that, for the welfare of children, it is more important to promote stability, and to avoid instability, in opposite-sex than in same-sex relationships." This has been proven wrong time and again, but the right wing fuckers chose to ignore anything that gets in the way of their prejudice. A favorite trick of the right to "protect children" from everything including having a loving family and proper healthcare.

The ruling went on to say "Heterosexual intercourse has a natural tendency to lead to the birth of children; homosexual intercourse does not." Duh! The ruling also noted that the Legislature could "rationally believe that it is better, other things being equal, for children to grow up with both a mother and a father." (See above)

The justices said in the ruling that the plaintiffs "have not persuaded us that this long accepted restriction is a wholly irrational one, based solely on ignorance and prejudice against homosexuals." Then what is it? Tradition! I guess, if we have always been prejudicial, then we always will be.

I was thrilled that people demonstrated in Sheridan Square in New York City, Albany, Rochester and other cities. According to polls, the majority of New Yorkers want to legalize same sex marriage.

Get with it courts, get on the streets everyone. It is time to rumble. It is the only way to get the entrenched powers to listen.

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