September 12, 2005

Massachusetts Legislators: Masters of the Obvious

Gay marriage ban expected to fail:

Less than two years after the Supreme Judicial Court legalized gay marriage, backers of the ruling say they have built a majority in the Massachusetts Legislature sufficient to block a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex matrimony.

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Lawmakers said the change in position developed as they found that the onset of same-sex marriages did little to alter the fabric of life in the Bay State.


Um, NO SHIT. It's great and all that some of them are finally coming around, but I still find the whole thing bizarre. Given that they are capable of being persuaded by evidence, you know they're not right-wing nutjobs (for whom no amount of logic, reason, or evidence will suffice). But...if you grant that these are reasonable people, as they seem to be, I don't get why they would need evidence in the first place, as it seems to be so ridiculously obvious that gay marriage isn't going to destroy society. Seriously, what is wrong with people?

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20 comments:

On 9/12/2005 4:39 PM, Blogger Dweeze said:

You just want to gay marry Iggy.

And I just want to watch...

 
On 9/12/2005 4:50 PM, Blogger Jolene said:

Damn. Am I that transparent? I'm going to have to work harder at disguising my motivations.

By the way, normally I'd consider this a private matter, but for you? I make an exception. You? May watch.

 
On 9/13/2005 10:29 AM, Blogger Immunegirl said:

Ack! He found out about out double-secret plan.

As for the watching...are you sure that I don't get a say in this?

 
On 9/13/2005 11:43 AM, Blogger Dweeze said:

I promise no cheering or throwing items of any sort.

 
On 9/13/2005 10:54 PM, Blogger gothmog said:

yeah, I've heard that promise before. But last time, did you keep it? no, no, and no.

 
On 9/14/2005 10:27 AM, Blogger Dweeze said:

Dude. After that last move, when you stuck - I mean STUCK the landing - how could I not cheer?

 
On 9/14/2005 7:46 PM, Blogger gothmog said:

Note to self: next time, use less glue.

 
On 9/20/2005 6:53 PM, Blogger Monstah said:

Well it's obvious that these quote/unquote lawmakers are birkenstock wearin', flag burning, tree huggers. :P

Hi Jolene! Go Bay State! Besides, I kind of want to see PRE's and Rudy Rule's head explode.

 
On 9/20/2005 7:30 PM, Blogger Jolene said:

That? Would be awesome.

 
On 9/21/2005 2:26 PM, Anonymous ExI said:

You? Would be proud of me. I was driving back to Boston from Maine this morning, and stopped at the Target on Route 1 to pick up some stuff. On my out, I was harassed by this woman at a table with an American flag, who said she was doing "God's work" by getting an amendment to keep "those pagan fags from getting married."

About five minutes, and a small crowd of shoppers later, I finally finished haranguing her, closing on the line "If you really believe in the God you pay such smarmy lip service to, you'll run to the nearest church, get down on your knees and beg forgiveness for carrying out such evil in the name of God, you small-minded bigot."

A bit over the top, perhaps, but effective. Hee.

 
On 9/21/2005 10:34 PM, Blogger Dweeze said:

That was you?

There's no "That was you?" like a Dweeze "That was you?"

 
On 9/21/2005 11:35 PM, Blogger Jolene said:

Ahhhh, it's been a long time since I got an authentic "That was you?"

And ExI, indeed I am very proud. And also jealous. I wish I had the courage to do something like that.

 
On 9/22/2005 2:09 AM, Blogger Immunegirl said:

ExI, that's awesome. I am jealous both of your ability to say that and of the other shoppers' ability to witness it. :)

 
On 9/22/2005 10:06 AM, Blogger Dweeze said:

So, are you and Goth having a slow posting contest?

 
On 9/22/2005 12:02 PM, Blogger Jolene said:

Maybe.

 
On 9/22/2005 4:06 PM, Blogger ExInterper said:

Well, you can credit a miserable drive from Maine to Boston for putting me in a bad mood. Otherwise, I might have just ignored her. Probably not, though: she was being really obnoxious.

 
On 9/23/2005 6:54 AM, Blogger Monstah said:

Hey Sexi Exi! Good.for.you. I hope you said the "you small minded bigot" line a la Dan Akroid's "you ignorant slut".

 
On 10/10/2005 3:58 PM, Blogger Dweeze said:

Dood! We're pushing a month here with no new post!

 
On 10/10/2005 8:23 PM, Blogger Jolene said:

Dood! Such a critic! What, you don't want to keep reading about Mass. legistlators and gay marriage. C'mon, that's fascinatin' stuff!

Okay, okay, I'll try to post something new soon.

 
On 10/11/2005 8:32 AM, Blogger gothmog said:

What Dweeze said. How are we supposed to live vicariously through you if you don't post.

Well, maybe we could watch you "clear your cookies."

 

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