Friday, December 08, 2006

The Munchkins of Trenton

I'm not about to expect acts of moral courage by our Democratic legislators in Trenton. Particularly regarding a matter that will not put money into the bank accounts of their friends, allies & genuflecting devotees. They have absolutely nothing personal to gain by backing a real marriage equality law. Except for the one assemblyman who just decided to come out. That's why most of them are apologetically singing "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" to Jersey's sizable & very middle class gay & lesbian population. Well alright. Half of the party insiders in this state claimed they never suspected McGreevey was gay & the other half conspired to guard his closet, so we already know where they're at. Just quit it with the bullshit about how the "people" aren't ready for homosexuals having "spouses." Are the "people" ever ready for anything except lower taxes? Most of the "people" don't even remember Trenton is the capital of New Jersey, much less know who's representing them there. So I just hope - & fully expect - that legal experts who do support full LGBT equality will examine any proposed "civil union" legislation section-by-section, line-by-line, syllable-by-syllable. Make it a law even straight couples can opt for if they so choose. I would. Because the Supreme Court said that whatever the law calls it, couples can call it whatever they want once they've signed the contract. & if it's solid, maybe Mary & Heather will stop by on their way to Massachusetts.

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