If the state legislature has its way, New Hampshire will become the 5th New England state to allow gay marriage. It feels truly profound for me to cover these stories; I remember in high school, when I was head of the Gay and Straight Partnership (GASP) we were dealing with things like hate crimes, and calling homophobia “the last accepted prejudice.”
Today, when I was leaving work, I was thinking about how everyone is waiting for N.H Governor John Lynch to sign the law, veto the law, or hang around and do nothing so that it becomes a law. He’s in a bind, because he said he was against gay marriage, but now he probably feels awkward about handing it to the congress like that. From the article:
This kind of stuck with me. He’s actually being bombarded from both sides. I think we’ve all taken for granted that some people are anti-gay marriage, some people are for it, some people hate gay people, some people don’t care. And maybe I’m the village idiot here, but I was leaving work today and I just thought: Why?
In light of everything else that’s going on in the world, is gay marriage really that much a threat to anyone? Seriously, who cares? Does anyone lobbying the governor to vote against the bill really think it’s going to hurt them in some way, or make institution of marriage anymore fragile than it already is?
I know that I’m being naive, myopic and shortsighted. But sometimes, you just have to tell whomever’s pissing you to off to go get a life. Vent over. Thanks for playing.