Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Dammit, Maine!

How can civil rights be something that can be put up for a vote?

7 comments:

ccw said...

I was so sad when I woke up this morning and saw the bad news. I thought for sure this would be the one. It angers me to no end that there is such a fight over something that shouldn't even be an issue.

Rebecca said...

Your question sums it all up - so so disappointing.

Genevieve said...

Absolutely, one hundred percent agree.

D.C. may be the next to recognize this civil right, and I believe there won't be a referendum because the Council ruled that it would violate the city's antidiscrimination laws.

liz said...

The one thing that keeps me from completely losing my shit is the knowledge that within 15 years, marriage equality will be a fact all over the country. It's a long time to wait, but it will happen. I know it.

susan said...

Yep, time is on our side, but the waiting hurts like hell. (Lesbian Dad has an awesome post up today, though. quoting MOlly Ivins.)

Josh Dermer said...

Here's an idea...how about we remove civil government from the marriage business entirely? Why should the state involve itself in something as intimate and personal as marriage?

liz said...

You know what, Josh? That's an idea I can get behind.