25 June 2011

Victory in New York!

Gay marriage comes to the nation's third-biggest state (thanks to Ranch Chimp for the link), with four brave Republicans in the state senate abandoning the anachronistic party line to do what they know, deep down, is the right thing. And with the state's voters supporting the move by almost two-to-one, there's little risk of a California-style reversal later.

It's a solid kick in the nuts to the right wing, and a major victory for freedom, equality, and secularism -- and for America.

New York celebrates from the Stonewall Inn, where the revolution began 42 years ago, to the Empire State Building.


Blogger Beach Bum said...

A nice bit of good news.

25 June, 2011 03:13  
Blogger Leslie Parsley said...

Great news for all and love the image.

25 June, 2011 04:21  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Actually it's long past due for the nation's 2nd largest state ... right here in Texas ... it's also great economically speaking of course.

25 June, 2011 06:18  
Blogger Robert the Skeptic said...

Ever so slowly we crawl into the 21st century.

25 June, 2011 10:04  
Blogger Mycue23 said...

One small step at a time, but we'll get there. The President is by nature a fairly cautious man, but I think it is just a matter of time before he says in public what I know he feels in private. Hopefully you don't mind me borrowing your image for the post. I couldn't come up with anything, but I think it's perfect.

25 June, 2011 16:00  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone.

RC: Texas too -- it will come.

Mycue23: Cautious is exactly how I'd describe him. As for the image, feel free -- it's not original with me -- I found it on the internet so long ago I can't recall where. I've already seen it in a number of places.

25 June, 2011 16:19  
Anonymous nonnie9999 said...

in 10 or 20 years, most states will have legalized equality in marriage, and everyone will wonder what the fuss was all about.

25 June, 2011 23:24  

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