This Space for Rent

Homophobia means never having to be coherent.

It's pretty universally accepted in the first world that a woman does not need to have a license from the state to give birth and raise children, and it's almost as accepted in the first world that single men can adopt children and raise them as their own. So it's not a matter of debate that single people, unlicensed heterosexual couples, and gay families are, right now, raising children.

It's certainly not a matter of debate in the state of New York; everyone there, including the most ignorant bigots you can find, should know about this, right?

Well, no, apparently not. The Appeals court in New York state just ruled that the state could legally treat gay couples as second class citizens, and their judgement included some statements that makes me think that the majority in the case were just flown in from the dark side of James Dobson's ass. This is a case about marriage, not child custody, so what were the judges thinking when they wrote "Heterosexual intercourse has a natural tendency to lead to the birth of children; homosexual intercourse does not. Despite the advances of science, it remains true that the vast majority of children are born as a result of a sexual relationship between a man and a woman, and the Legislature could find that this will continue to be true." ?

Huh? Remember that people, even in New York State, can have children without being married and people, even in New York State, can get married without having children! So why vomit out this bit of focus-on-the-bigotry propaganda unless it's their way of painting themselves blue, putting on their fundamentalist tutus, and dancing around saying "we don't care about the rule of law when it conflicts with our prejudices" ?


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I expected Georgia but I was so disappointed with my home state of New York.

We’re running into the same thing in the “blue” state of CA. It’s a constant battle just to keep what we have; let alone make progress. Yet we keep on keeping on.

Ann (aka granny)

ann adams Sat Jul 8 22:30:55 2006

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