Congratulations to every single gay person in New York. “New York has gone from discrimination and darkness to lightness and equality,” said a gay woman who was interviewed on TV this morning, after the New York legislature passed a gay equal rights amendment.
I believe there have been gay people since the dawn of time, that people are born gay, just as I was born heterosexual. I remember the sixties in New York, when many gay people hid from the rest of us, for fear of recrimination. And if they were repressed in liberal New York City, imagine what they were subjected to elsewhere!
Remember the movie Philadelphia, where Tom Hanks, as Andrew Beckett, made believe he was straight to the bigwigs at his law firm, who were afraid gay people would taint them?
All men are created equal. Denying gay people the right to marry is no different than denying black people the right to drink out of the same water fountain, attend the same schools and sit in the same section on the bus. Everyone has to have the same rights, except convicted criminals. Correcting this is important for us, as a just, advanced civilization.
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I’m happy about this, but it will put a dent in the tourist wedding business here (Canada). (Joking.)
And could we consider revising that to “all persons are created equal”?