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2004-03-08 1:59 PM
Interesting . . .
Okay, the world is getting interesting again.
Over the face of the country, Mayors and cities and municipalities and even states are putting same-sex marraige laws to the test. In the face of George Bush and the other Republican stooges in office, individuals are breaking the law in a show of public disobedience over outdated and self-righteous laws.
Even here is Seattle, in the state of Washington where the legislature officially passed a law stating that marraige is between one man and one woman, same sex couples are showing up at the courthouse today demanding marraige licenses. They have promised to sue should the county fail to issue the permits.
And you know what? The law doesn't have a chance of standing up to the barrage.
We've faced it all before: It was illegal in certain parts of the country for a white woman and a black man to marry up until the latter half of this century until the Supreme Court issued a ruling that brought all the rogue states into line.
The issues are very much the same.
You know what? I think we're going to beat this thing. For the first time in twenty years, I believe that the outcry of those who will not stand by whilst the government plays silly psuedo-religious games with our lives will be heard.
I believe that our voice may indeed slap the biggoted into line and force them to keep their hate-filled rhetoric in the church.
I believe that for once in a long line of disappointments, reason may win out.
Watch and enjoy, friends. You are witnessing the beginning of a social revolution that in the end may be as big as anything the 1960's ever produced.
You are living in historic times.
Don't take that for granted.
Joseph Haines, signing off from The Edge of the Abyss.
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