This is really difficult because I have a tendency to be rather verbose, but I don’t have time tonight because I have to get the laundry out of the dryer in 15 minutes. If you let it stop and sit, then you have to iron stuff. I don’t have a working iron. I keep the old one for nostalgia purposes; I don’t believe in ironing.
I just read today’s newspaper and New Hampshire has joined the list of states that have legalized civil unions for all of its citizens, regardless of whom you choose to union with, which I think is a good thing. I don’t approve of the change in the law because I have gay friends, (although I do), or because I think that marriage is the apple pie of all relationships, (I don’t), but because I find it abhorrent that we continue to have legalized discrimination any where in this country. New Hampshire joins Connecticut, New Jersey, and Vermont in recognizing civil unions; only Massachusetts actual allows marriage regardless of the sexual orientation of the partners.
I have never had one person who is apoplectic over the prospect of gay people marrying one another give me a coherent explanation of how same gender marriages destroy the institution of marriage. I figure that if the institution of marriage can survive adultery, spousal abuse, and an ever increasing divorce rate, it ought to be able to withstand a public commitment between two people who want to share their lives out of love.
So I am pleased that the state legislature of New Hampshire has realized that arbitrary discrimination against its community members is immoral and illegal. If only the rest of this ass backward country could just catch up.
By the way, please don’t leave me comments about God and homosexuality. I’ve read the bible and I have my own favorite verses: Judge not lest ye be judged; Vengeance is mine saith the Lord; Love thy neighbor as you love thyself; Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. I’m fond of the King James version; I like the language.
This poppycock nonsense that passes for religious objections to homosexuality is merely judgment based on prurient sensibilities. I am continually amazed at how much time straight people spend speculating as to what gay people do in the bedroom.
Buzzer just went off and I have to grab those clothes, now!