Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Since Everything is Going So Well...

Three weeks after gay marriage was legalized in New Hampshire comes an announcement that opponents in New Hampshire will ask a House committee to repeal the law and let voters amend the constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

This follows recent action in Iowa, where 18 Republican lawmakers introduced another resolution to propose a constitutional amendment recognizing as valid only marriages between one man and one woman (gay marriage is now legal in Iowa), and the rejection in DC Superior Court of a proposed referendum to let voters decide whether the marriage equality law should stand. A referendum which had the support of at least 39 Republican congressmen, who filed an amicus brief in support of the suit.

Let's look at the facts.

Our country is at war.

Millions of people are still out of work, and it will take some time for our economy to recover from the constant bashing it has taken over the last two years.

Countless people have no health insurance or are under-insured.

Our education system lags far behind other countries.

Don't you think we have bigger problems than stopping people who love each other from making a lifetime commitment? Why aren't the constituents of these legislators demanding real progress on the economy, health care, education instead of allowing their lawmakers to pass laws that will make some people less worthy of equal rights than others?

I guess when everything in the country is going as well as it is, you need to concentrate on the important issues like gay marriage. Makes sense, right?

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