Friday, June 24, 2011

NY's new marriage law is a victory for common sense

Had a fun night exploring food and fun in Harlem with a visiting friend tonight and was oblivious to the great news from Albany. But this is big news. It is worthy not only of celebration but also recognition that this was the political process really working for a change. Poll after poll has indicated that a majority of people see no reason for government to decide who can be married. When two men or two women choose to marry, they are not infringing on anyone else's rights. That's why there is no reason for government to be involved. If a church or mosque or temple don't want to honor such marriages, that is their free choice.

Maybe now our politicians can take a similar, sensible approach to more serious issues like the economy, health care, education, the environment, etc. Meantime, congratulations to the men and women who have fought for today's victory.

And congratulations to the many couples who can celebrate their love just like everyone else.

Posted via email from Doug's posterous

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