Thursday, June 04, 2009

Altered State

It seems that Six by Twelve thing has been blown out of the water. In a good a good way.

With New Hampshire passing same-sex marriage yesterday (and governor approved!), they have now become the sixth state in the U.S. to allow gay marriage.

For those unaware, there has been an initiative to have six states pass gay marriage by 2012. Barring any grassroots appeals and voter repeals, we've more than made it - and with three years to spare. Or at least two and a half.

Who knows what other states could see the light before 2012. Can you imagine a presidential election cycle that doesn't have gay marriage as a talking point? g-d, it would be like heaven, if that even existed. Politicians and pundits would actually have to focus on real issues like education, economy and healthcare.....and somewhat pretend to mean it.

Live Free or Die. I fucking love that state motto - and now New Hampshire has finally lived up to it.

Ohio's is: With g-d, All Things are Possible.

Not Probable. ...just Possible.

It will take an act of g-d to even consider it in this state. We might be well behind Alabama for ever getting same-sex recognition. Sad Sad Sad.

Song by: Teddy Thompson


Larry Ohio said...

As a fellow Ohioan, I have to say your comment about the likelihood of Ohio getting gay marriage is spot on. In fact, I'll say that the voters of Ohio will never vote to repeal the anti-gay marriage amendment of 2004.

Gay marriage will only become legal in Ohio and many other states if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the those state amendments as being a violation of the 14th Amendment's due process and equal protection clauses.

Unfortunately, I believe there is no chance of this happening as the Court is currently configured. Perhaps if Scalia was to suddenly drop dead and be replaced with a reasonable jurist there may be a chance. But until then, gay Ohioans ought to consider moving to a state that isn't backwards and bigoted. I know I am.

cb said...

I thought Ohio was lobbying for "first in aviation" or something because of the wright bros.