A close reading of the New York state supreme court’s ruling against marriage equality reveals the usual myopic focus on those few children with two opposite-sex parents. And to hell with kids who have gay or lesbian parents.
Yes, the New York Court of Appeals ruling against marriage equality was disappointing, says the lead attorney for one of the four cases. But with New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and others on their side, gay and lesbian New Yorkers must now focus on winning the right to marry in the state legislature.
We, the People, own the symbols of our national government; the party in power does not. It’s possible to have enormous pride in our country and history and still be ashamed of some of the current tenants in our landmark buildings.
As we celebrate our nation, we must not allow its core principles—independence, freedom, and justice—to become desecrated by bigotry and hatred. True patriots from Patrick Henry to Martin Luther King Jr. have always embraced difference and dissent.