Friday, February 14, 2014
Gay marriage test in of all places, Alabama
Who thought Alabama would be next in line to address gay marriage? Bored housewives can't even legally buy vibrators in this state......we aren't evolved enough to wrangle with the tough questions like gay marriage.
Apparently the surviving spouse of a gay man killed in a traffic accident in Montgomery is suing the state to overturn our ban on the recognition of gay marriage on the "equal protection" grounds of the Constitution. They were married in Mass. and he's named sole beneficiary in the will.....as a spouse, but Al. doesn't recognize gay marriage so he can't claim the estate.
I'm sorry but this state is backwards nine ways from Sunday.
-We always self-righteously vote down gaming, but we spend $200Million each year in neighboring states' lotteries and casinos and B'ham is the illegal sports gambling capital of the world....you can't swing a dead cat in B'ham and not hit a doctor, lawyer, or bookie, but the sky will evidently fall if we have an education lottery.
-We stand on our conservative soapbox and demand that government get out of our wallets, businesses, and schools, but maintain an idiotic sex-toy law that puts government in the middle of our bedrooms.
-And we make a show of standing on preserving the Constitution when it comes to elections while ignoring the inconvenient part of the 14th amendment that guarantees all, ALL citizens be treated equally under the law.
I don't care if same sex couples want to marry. How can that possibly affect me? I don't have to like something in order to recognize it as constitutional. That's the whole point of our Constitution as it defines our supposedly civilized society.
This guy should be able to claim what was left to him the same as anybody else.