Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Those Vermonters - What a hoot.

They did the whole over-ride the Governor's veto thing in Vermont and passed same-sex marriage. Miss California decided she lived in a different country (California a different country? Where have I heard that one before?) and declared: "Well, I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. And you know what, in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman."

I've heard Ayn Rand quoted a lot recently. Perhaps this quote will suffice here:
"Individual rights are not subject to a public vote: a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority." Ayn Rand

I've mentioned that I'm a Libertarian more than liberal or conservative. I can't for the life of me see why Jay and Jason can't get married if they want to. It's not harming my marriage. Them together is better than them just living together. The one son who's involved sees both his parents and has a stepparent now - just like practically every other one of my students. It's more stable socially and that's the only purpose for a law anyway - to promote social and family stability.

The only people it seems to piss off are those whose religions have said "No." While I sympathize in part with their hurt sensibilities, I can't imagine that either man would ever have any contact or dealing with any of those churches or their followers. I personally don't grant LDS or any other religious group the right to veto this or any other same-sex marriage.


Besides, the anti-group really needs to get somebody better than Rudy Giuliani and Newt Gingrich to lecture piously on morality. Glass houses and all that.


  1. Rudy was a new breed of politician. Bill lied. But Rudy went to court and sued for the right to bring his mistress to the home he shared with his wife and young children. You don't see the likes of that every day.

  2. A glass house for Giuliani would have made for some interesting tabloid journalism in NYC.

    Frankly, I think everyone, sooner or later, might have gotten bored with it. Sort of what happened to Rudy himself.