Friday, January 8, 2010

Must Protect Marriage

Last month the district council of Washington, D.C., passed a bill allowing same sex marriage in the District of Columbia. Three days later the mayor signed it and now the measure goes to Congress for a 30-day review. I can't say for sure what Congress is going to do, but I suspect they're going to let it go since there's Democratic party majority.

But the bill doesn't sit well for our very own Cathy McMorris Rodgers who, along with numerous other members of Congress, has signed onto an amicus brief asking that the D.C. Superior Court

...asking the court to reverse a D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics decision prohibiting the same-sex marriage question to be put before voters.

It seems the board issued an interesting decision.

In two separate rulings since June, the elections board has stated that a public vote on same-sex marriage would be discriminatory against gay men and lesbians.

That's kind of different. I'll have to mull that one over.

Regardless, all this fuss over same sex marriage is such a waste. It's not as if not allowing gays to marry makes them go away. They're still going to live together. They're still going to have children and have custody of children. So why shouldn't they have the same legal rights as everyone else?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Quick question: Protect it from what? I think people are under some strange assumption that allowing gay marriages will ruin straight ones. Sorry guys we ruin straight marriages pretty well on our own, no help required. Every marriage I've known has had its problems, some more than others. I agree with you here, they're going to do A, B and C anyways why not allow them the same rights as the rest of us?