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Georgia Senate Passes Gay Marriage Ban

And this unpleasant open insult from the ignorant hatemonger who proposed the bill:

"Those who are against this have the same right to marry as you or I do under the current law; they only need to find the right partner," Crotts said, in a line that drew laughter and jeers from the Senate gallery.

Think about that remark for a minute. It completely calls into question the autonomy of thousands of sentient, intelligent, taxpaying adults; specifically, their ability to determine the most suitable romantic match for themselves. Surely this is not a determination that Senator Crotts feels is best left to the legislature? Would he have consented to what amounts to an arranged marriage by the government?

(Yes, I know how he meant it. I'm just saying it's even more insulting when one actually dissects it.)

He's leaving the senate to run for Congress next year; it's pretty obvious this was done for his political gain.

This is just getting uglier by the minute, folks.

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theath
Feb. 17th, 2004 03:18 pm (UTC)
Georgia (NOT) On My Mind
It doesn't surprise me in the least. Sadly, it's what I've come to expect from my home state. Give me the Atlanta area. I don't have any use for the rest of the state.

However, I feel as though a corner has been turned, or is being turned as we speak. I think that the argument for equal protection under the law is one that resonates with most intelligent people. After all, why move to ammend the constitution if there isn't some underlying knowledge that denying same sex marriages IS unconstitutional. I forget who said that there's no stopping an idea who's time has come, but I think it applies here. It's not a question of "if" but a question of "when" and "how."
pointedview
Feb. 17th, 2004 06:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Georgia (NOT) On My Mind
I hope you're right. I really hope you're right. It just makes me so mad, though. I mean, so many of these people wrap themselves up in the robe of piety, but apparently they can pick and choose parts of their supposed belief system -- particularly the "judge not lest ye be judged" bit. It's utter hypocrisy.

Well, just know that when the "when" comes, I'll be standing there in support of you and R., of Scott and J., of Melanie and Steph, and with so many others I care about.
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