Monday, March 10, 2008

We Take This Break to Bring You

... important news from the Boston of the West Coast, San Francisco. San Francisco's Mayor Christian Bale, I mean Gavin Newsom, is considering running up against Ahnold to become California's next Governor. Now, normally this wouldn't garner mention on Ryan's Take, this being a blog dedicated to Massachusetts politics, but hopefully readers will remember that Mayor Newsom was the one who courageously stood up for marriage equality and issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples until the courts told him he could no longer do so. California has since voted to legalize marriage equality twice, something Ahnold has twice vetoed. Wouldn't it be ironic if Newsom were to win, so he could finish the job and sign a bill that would legalize marriage-equality in America's most populated and influential state?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now that gay marriage is established in Mass isn't it time we open up the marriage laws to other minorities who have been denied their rights. Arab/Muslim immigrants aren't allowed polygamy,a belief in their religion, and consenting behaviour between adults. Or now that you have yours, you don't care about other oppressed beliefs.

joe said...

You know, this sounds awfully like one of those baiting comments, but he does have a point. Gay marriage is a break from traditional Judeo-Christian Marriage, and polygamous marriage is along the same lines breaking with our tradition.

Anonymous said...

I really didn't mean it as a baiting comment, I'm white, middle class, hetero, and I don't see any distinction between gay and polygamous marrige. Consenting adult behaviour. If we are going to mold our laws to fit more "modern" lifestyles, we need to consider all the ramifications.

Anonymous said...

Ryan in some of your other comments you say we should trust elected officials to do the right thing. The highest elected official in that state made a decision. Isn't that what you want?

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