No wonder the fundies are getting so shrill! They are losing this battle. And they are losing the control they so desperately want:
The New Hampshire state legislature passed a civil unions bill that will permit committed same-sex couples to have the same state-level rights, responsibilities and obligations as married couples. Gov. Lynch has pledged to sign the bill into law, which will make NH the fourth state to have civil unions.
And if that were not enough to give them all nightmares, maybe this will:
Gov. Eliot Spitzer's plan to introduce a gay marriage bill in
state is favored by almost two-thirds of the 1,022 respondents to a recent Crain's online poll. New York
About 63% of voters said they support a gay marriage law. If
New Yorkadopted the new legislation, it would become only the second state behind to legalize same-sex marriage. Massachusetts
Or maybe this:
The Iowa House took a historic vote Wednesday to extend civil rights protections to gays and lesbians, giving approval to the measure in the waning days of this year’s session of the Iowa Legislature.
Or possibly this:
Late tonight, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. The legislation now makes its way to the floor of the House for consideration by the full chamber.
“Law enforcement is now one step closer to getting the extra tools they need to combat hate violence,” said Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign. “Hate crimes continue to spread fear and violence among entire communities of Americans and currently, law enforcement can use these additional tools and resources to prevent and prosecute them. We look forward to the day when partisan politics are finally put aside and this bill passes through Congress and is sent to the president’s desk for signing into law.
These past 6 ½ years have been dreadfully painful for so many of us. George W. Bush and his administration ushered in one of the most divisive, destructive, and evil eras of hate and homophobia that this country has ever seen. They have empowered the worst of the worst people and given them a national platform to shove their cruelty, hatred, and bogus Christian and family values down our throats. And maybe, just maybe the American people had to see it firsthand to know it wasn’t for them.
Finally! I think there might be a reason to hope again.