Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Observations on Gay Marriage and New York

I was attempting to be good and not vent today but things just seem to spiral downward so here I go again. I won’t dwell on the lesbian blogger hoaxes because they just depress me but I will say this. I just don't understand at all. What is it a fantasy? A joke? It's my fucking life and sometimes it's hard enough without stuff like this going down. I don't want, need, or care to hear how sorry they are. I have more important things on my mind today.

With a vote on same sex marriage in New York just days away Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan is seeking to stop the vote from even taking place. "We acknowledge that not every desire, urge, want, or chic cause is automatically a 'right.'" said Dolan. While it's nice to know I might be considered chic in the eyes of the Catholic Church it still pisses me off. I thought maybe it was time to pull out a few heavy weapons of my own so I did some non-scientific research which I'll call my Google poll.

Search 'child abuse by catholic priests' on Google and the first link leads to a 16,520 word wikipedia article called "Catholic sex abuse cases"(l)that made the word counter gag. Search 'child abuse by lesbians' and the first link leads to a Huffington Post article titled "Child Abuse Rate At Zero Percent In Lesbian Households, New Report Finds"(l). I really think the Archbishop has more important things to worry about than whether or not I marry another woman.

Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced the bill today and a vote will probably take place either Thursday or Friday of this week. As I write this it seems to only need one more vote to pass. New York would be the sixth and largest state to legalize same sex marriage. Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and the District of Columbia allow same-sex marriage, and 10 states allow civil unions.

I toyed with the idea of writing about trust because of the blogger news but I decided to pass on it. I think I will end this post with a single word that sounds so much better to me today.