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The only post we’ve actually written together

June 16, 2011

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.

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. June 16, 2011 12:38 pm

    Thanks for this! Great job!

  2. June 16, 2011 12:46 pm

    I liked this.

  3. Lisak permalink
    June 16, 2011 12:50 pm

    I’m not a New Yorker, I’m a Michigander (though I spent three beautiful summers working at a camp on Long Island), but I thank you for this. I’m a lesbian mom, with a partner of 19 years and two boys ages 12 and 14, and we dream of being able to marry legally.

  4. June 16, 2011 1:04 pm

    Bravo, guys.

  5. Kim permalink
    June 16, 2011 1:14 pm

    echoing the Bravo, guys. Nicely done. (Now, can we just get a video of you two saying this, up there where Uma’s pretty face is? that I’d like to see 😉

  6. June 16, 2011 2:17 pm

    Amen!

  7. Nicole permalink
    June 16, 2011 3:08 pm

    Hey LOD and Moxie. Just wanted to let you know that I’ve awarded you a blog award for your amazing blog. http://nix-grim.blogspot.com/2011/06/occasionally-just-occasionally.html Cheers, Nicole

  8. Dana Childs permalink
    June 16, 2011 4:26 pm

    When will the people get in the simplest of terms the “right to choose” and the simple rights that we all have been given by the Constitution and in the Bill of Rights. Instead, people choose in fear or their religion to fight other people’s beliefs and choices and create sometimes pointless silly laws to prohibit two people who love each other from marrying (for example). In the grand scheme of things, is that important to fight against when there are much more important things that we should be fighting for and creating laws about? Why aren’t there stricter laws for the sick individuals who are into animal cruelty? Isn’t that a much more important issue than the millions of people who seem to get up in arms about gay marriage? WTH? Of course I defend and vote for gay marriage to pass, but I wish that “we the people” would get our priorities straight…no pun intended.

  9. June 17, 2011 8:18 am

    Perfect. And thank you.

  10. Andrea permalink
    June 17, 2011 11:36 am

    I live in Massachusetts and can say, without equivocation, that I have yet to see any heterosexual marriages suffer from the introduction of gay marriages of the last 5 (plus or minus) years.

    I do respect the rights of others to have their own opinions, pro or con, but think if people opened their eyes to the reality of gay marriage that they’d realize it isn’t much of a change from hetero marriages and little tolerance would go a long way.

    However, I will editorialize here that while I am pro-gay marriage, I am against the way Massachusetts did it…by judicial decree from a couple of judges (my gay brother is opposed to the way it was enacted also). Up or down votes and yes even a prayer that people can be educated about it and find it in their hearts to let others live their lives without bias and worry.

    I hope one of your state senators finds it in their heart to change his or her mind soon!

  11. K A B L O O E Y permalink
    August 1, 2011 11:39 pm

    Felt so good to be proud of NYC and state. It did blow my knee jerk excuse for why I’m a 47 yr old woman in a committed relationship who has a six year old kid didn’t want to get married. I said I was waiting for marriage equality. Now what do I have? Fear of failure? Sooo boring. Still: ra ra new yawk!

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