Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Gay Marriage: so last year!

The California State Assembly passed a gay marriage bill yesterday, but don't get all excited because the governator has indicated he'll veto it. The bill would change the states legal language from a "civil contract between a man and a woman," to "between two persons."


No Republicans voted in favor of the bill. Forty-one of the Assembly's 47 Democrats voted yes; four Democrats voted "no," and two abstained.

In addition to [Simon] Salinas [D-Salinas], Assembly members Tom Umberg of Anaheim and Gloria Negrete-McLeod of Chino provided key votes. Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally (D-Compton), who had missed the floor vote in June, also helped the bill prevail.

Assemblyman Jerome Horton (D-Inglewood) — one of the lawmakers who abstained in June, when Leno's bill fell four votes short — withheld his vote again Tuesday. Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia (R-Cathedral City) abstained after having voted "no" in June. Assemblyman Joe Baca Jr. (D-Rialto) also abstained Tuesday.

Inglewood just don't wanna vote with Comptom? Hardly surprising.

Oh, and check out the asshole quote of the day from one of the "nay" votes:
"The institution of marriage transcends political fads," said Assemblyman Ray Haynes (R-Murrieta).

In my opinion, hetero marriage is WAY too exhalted in this country. Expecially for people like me, who are no damn good at it. It's very intimidating, the way they build it all up, like it's some kind of sacred institution. I think it's just a way to keep people together after they get bored of fucking each other, which I'm not even sure is a good idea.

Is gay marriage a fad? Sure. Inter-racial marriage was also a big fad in the day.

Yes! Just like the hula hoop.

It's true.

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