The only post we’ve actually written together
This post says it was written by LOD, but this is from both of us. Because we are LOD and Moxie, and we are New Yorkers for marriage equality.
It looks like New York state is tantalizingly close to enabling same-sex couples to marry lawfully. The newest bill passed the state assembly last night, and the senate vote is deadlocked at 31-31. One change of heart (or politics), and gay people will have legal access to the adventure of marriage.
John Waters has famously half-joked that as long as gays are unable to marry, straights should be prohibited from divorcing. When we think of what our lives might be like now, still shackled together in a marriage that had unfortunately run its course, we get the point.
We’ve also heard lots of specious rhetoric that “same-sex marriage threatens straight marriage.” And you know, our marriage died for a lot of reasons, but the prospect of gay people marrying legally in our state wasn’t one of them.
Good luck, marriage equality. We’re rooting for you.