Wednesday, August 04, 2004

It begins
CNN.com - Missouri approves same-sex marriage ban: "With nearly all precincts reporting, the amendment had garnered 71 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results for Tuesday's vote."

You may remember Missouri as Dick Gephardt's home state, and the same state that elected a dead man rather than John Ashcroft. It's also a state that Kerry thinks he has a chance in - maybe this vote will pull the wool off his eyes.

Many people thought it was stupid for the Senate to spend a week on gay marriage during a war, and that it could only hurt Bush come November. What they don't account for, however, is that while people are shakey on altering the US Constitution, the majority is opposed to same-sex marriage. And it is likely that more states will pass legislation to ban gay marriage, one by one. And when we hit 33 states who ban the practice, then a Constitutional amendment comes into play.

I still say, the more the Democrats, and more specifically the gay community, push for legalization, the more the majority will work quietly to prevent it. The country is not ready for this to be legal, and the more you push, the more likely it is to show you that.

3 comments:

Jeff said...

Brian -- This vote hardly provides reason to doubt Kerry's chances in Missouri, considering (1) Kerry agrees with the 71% of people who supported this form of state-sanctioned discrimination, and (2) Voters in Missouri will be much more concerned about the tens of thousands of jobs lost in that state under the Bush administration than social issues like same-sex marriage when casting their ballots this November.

TheLoneAmigo said...

And people like you supported banning interacial marriage. Good on yer! WE CRUSHED HUMAN DIGNITY!

Whether you like it or not, the Bible is not the ultimate lawbook. Seperation of Church and State, remember? If your church doesn't want gays to marry, don't let them get married in your church. Let the courts marry them.

TheLoneAmigo said...

And people like you supported banning interacial marriage. Good on yer! WE CRUSHED HUMAN DIGNITY!

Whether you like it or not, the Bible is not the ultimate lawbook. Seperation of Church and State, remember? If your church doesn't want gays to marry, don't let them get married in your church. Let the courts marry them.