Saturday, June 06, 2009

New Hampshire & Same-Sex Marriage

I miss New Hampshire (especially its January's) and just might move back there someday. (Feb-April are the really tough months.) I especially like that they just approved same-sex marriage -- far more than Oregon has done.

It is, of course, the right thing to do, representing liberty in its full meaning. New Hampshire has been the traditional conservative stalwart in New England, but they're the smart, principled kind of conservatives as opposed to today's blowhards like Gingrich and Limbaugh and Boehner and Hannity who have no real scruples and whose principles are so transitory you can see right through them. NH's conservatives have always struck me as the kind of people who really *do* believe that all men are created equal, whether they approve of their actions or not, and will support that principle, even when it pains them personally. That consenting adults should be free to live their lives as they want, the government be damned.

(So, yes, polygamists should have the same right too.)

Five states in New England now offer same-sex marriage -- which is very impressive. American's aren't big on history, but you have to wonder if these people in this land don't understand a thing or two about freedom that the rest of the country does not. It is fun to watch the tide turn so fast. The world is mostly pretty fucked up, but every once in awhile you're surprised that people actually do the right thing. I just wish it were more often.

I do not understand why gays elsewhere are not refusing to pay their taxes until they have equal constitutional rights. "All men are created equal." The Constitution could not be clearer. Gays and lesbians seem far too willing to sit back and let history catch up to them, instead of forcing it to accelerate forward.

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