Friday, February 26, 2010

Going To The Chapel And They're Gonna Get Married

The haters and the homophobes are running out of time up in DC as they try again to block the District's new law which allows gay couples the same rights, privileges and benefits that straight couples take for granted.

Attorneys for Stand4MarriageDC and the Alliance Defense Fund appealed a court order that upheld a DC Board of Elections ruling against a referendum on the issue. they want the majority to vote on the rights of the minority before equality goes into effect.

Senior legal counsel, and longtime asshat, Austin R. Nimocks, says, "We are appealing because the District's marriage redefinition law shouldn't go into effect until voters have the opportunity to vote on a critical matter that affects everyone in the District."

He doesn't seem to realize that the people most affected by the change in law, want the change in law. Gay marriage has no ill effect of straight marriage; it's a given to anyone, unlike Nimocks, with more than two brain cells to rub together.

Council member David Catania, the bill's sponsor, has a countdown clock on his website to March 3, the anticipated first day when gay couples will be allowed to apply for licenses in DC. With the three day waiting period, that means same-sex marriages can happen in Washington DC by March 9.

Set the date!

1 comment:

Joy said...

"the people most affected by the change in law, want the change in law"