Thursday, January 07, 2010

Gay Marriage and NJ


In a state that's known for it's dirty beaches, smelly air, over crowded highways and a reality TV show that portrays them as a bunch of dumb ass meatheads, now New Jersey could add at least 20 closed mind, bigot senators to the list which makes the garden state more and more less appealing.

Today the NJ state Senate denied gay people the right to marry, very much like the way this country's dark past denied blacks to marry whites, women to vote and black children to attend "white schools". This is one more example of how we didn't learn from our past. It's one more example of how hate and ignorance still runs through our country so deep that most of the civilized world sees it as one more reason this great country has lost it's legacy as the "land of the free".

After the vote was announced that the bill was defeated, the room broke into applause. To me that was a show of so much lack of respect to the many who held on to the dreams of marrying the ones that the love. It was a slap in the face.

I stated to a fellow blogger that the ONLY comfort I get from these "people" clapping on video because of the bills defeat is that in the future, when the world sees everyone as equal, they will look back at that video and portray these senators as part of the ignorant and bigots that held back people's rights in the early 21st century.

3 comments:

Aine Butler-Smith said...

That's an excellent point about having this bigotry on tape for posterity, it's a sad legacy to leave behind.
Great post.

Aine
http://theevolvingspirit.blogspot.com

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Konnor said...

Good post man, I didn't see the video from the courtroom. That's such a slap in the face to all those gays/lesbians. I don't understand how someone thinks marriage is only for some people. Anyway, thanks for posting this. :)

--Konnor