thoughts from a basset hound-loving writer who supposedly destroyed civilization by marrying his partner
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Anti-gay rumblings in New Hampshire
Here's a great quote from a David Bates, a Republican state representative in New Hampshire about the passage of a same sex marriage bill -- signed by the governor -- that went into effect on January 1: “For there to be peace in our society, we need to decide this issue once and for all."
Translation: the issue needs to be decided the way I want it to be decided. The legislature has already decided the issue. Once and for all.
That hasn't stopped some anti-equality folks from getting non-binding referenda in the ballots of their cities and towns. The results won't mean a thing. They'll just let LGBT people know that a percentage of the population in certain towns consider them second class citizens.