Almost-marriages to be granted in Granite State
Well, it looks like New Hampshire is going to become the fourth state to offer an alternative to full marriage equality:
N.H. Lawmakers Approve Civil Unions [AP via WaPo]
Once Gov. Lynch signs the measure into law -- which he has announced he will do --civil unions will begin in the Granite State on 1/1.
A positive thing? Absolutely! However, we must continue to fight until we reach a 1/1 where we're granted the rights that are truly a win/win for Juan/Juan. Not to sound like ungrateful babies screaming "whaa/whaa," but civil unions: They just don't make us scream a celebratory "Wow!/Wow!"
Now if you'll excuse me, I must go wee/wee.
If you lived in a state like Virginia, believe me you'd be screaming "WOW!". The Old Dominion is so far away from any kind of legal relationship that I believe my nieces and nephews will be grandparents before anything happens.
Posted by: John | Apr 27, 2007 9:07:04 AM
John: With all due respect, please do not act as if I am unfamiliar with life in a more conservative area just because I happen to live in a more progressive one now. i spent 22 years in a very conservative Southern state. Would I be calling it a positive step if my former home (or Virginia) legalized civil unions? Yes, just like I have with New Hampshire, Jersey, Connecticut, and Vermont. However, civil unions simply do not work.
I will always give a thumbs up to civil unions legalization. However, I will never give a full out celebratory "Wow" to this less-than equal system (which comes with offensive societal implications).
Posted by: G-A-Y | Apr 27, 2007 9:18:53 AM
Jeremy, that wasn't meant as a slam on you. If anything I'm not pleased with about 57% of my fellow Virginians. Come to think of it, if we even had domestic partnerships here I'd probably have a heart attack from shock. Of course after recovering I'd celebrate that Falwell & Robertson were losing their grip here...
Posted by: John | Apr 27, 2007 3:04:01 PMcomments powered by Disqus