No, you can’t marry your partner, but you can marry your cousin in 27 states
Well, today a bill that would have legalized marriage for gay couples in New Jersey failed in the state Senate.
Because if there’s one thing to cheer for, it’s denying human beings their civil rights. I’m pretty sure something to that effect is written in the Constitution.
If you want to see something that will really make your eyes bleed, check out this helpful illustration:
So sorry, Dwight Panozzo and his partner of 21 years, who hoped they too could share in the rights afforded to heterosexual New Jersyans. You’d have better luck if you were blood relatives.
But I want to offer some good news, too. Portugal is set to legalize gay marriage tomorrow. Also, President Obama appointed a transgendered woman, Amanda Simpson, to the Commerce Department, making her perhaps the first-ever transgender appointment in a U.S. presidential administration.
In an endearingly real moment, Simpson said in response to her fears of being called a “token” appointment, “being the first sucks.”
It sure does, but someone has to do it. Baby steps.