Thursday, June 14, 2007

Doing the (Civil) Right(s) Thing in Massachusetts

I am truly proud to be a citizen of this great commonwealth today. Thanks to the legislators who agreed with so many of us that civil rights are for everyone, and thanks to all of my fellow Bay Staters who voted those legislators into office. Note, too, that this was based on a true vote, not on any special delaying tactics--this was the real deal.

Aside from the wonderful facts of the matter, this is a relief in another way: People can get back to living their lives without the specter of a year or more worth of out-of-state hate-mongering, trying to sway our good-hearted people. (And I do believe most of our citizens are good-hearted.) I've heard the hate at the State House (mostly from classic "outside agitators") and the thought of being subjected to that until the election was unbearable.

So--thanks. From my heart.

(A quick shout-out to everyone at MassEquality and my honey, The BSG, AKA Big Straight Guy, who worked so hard for this. Way to go!)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did any of you who claim this is a "civil rights" matter graduate from school?

This is the farthest thing from a civil right I have seen in a long time. I would remind you that before gay marriage was imposed on the citizens of MA, there was actual marriage equality. All of us had the exact same rights to get married as everyone else. People the choose based on those EQUAL rights whether to marry or not.

What you want to do is create a special set of rules for the gay community. THIS REQUIRES A VOTE. It has nothing at all to do with your rights. You have all the same rights as heterosexuals--you just have chosen not to exercise them. THAT IS YOUR RIGHT.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Alison Rose said...

What a brave ANONYMOUS comment. Your hatred is very sad.

2:01 PM  

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