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In a New York state of mind(less activities)

by Jeremy Hooper

200808070912Today in the Bronx, the notoriously anti-gay legal beagles at the Alliance Defense Fund will be in front of the NY state Supreme Court arguing that Gov. David Paterson overstepped his authority when he ordered that out-of-state same-sex marriages be recognized in the Empire State in the same manner as heterosexual unions that are performed elsewhere.

200808070919Today in Manhattan, this writer plans to engage in a few rounds of baseball with some friends in a local park, where they'll have to use stand-ins for first, second, and third bases, since the place where they like to go doesn't provide a proper field.

So what do these two NYC borough-based activities have in common, you ask? Well in both instances, grown adults will waste time in an improper venue, playing games wherein their goal is to mindlessly clobber that which is progressing quickly, despite the fact that their endeavors will be completely baseless.

Want to learn more about this writer's base-less game? Well then you're gonna have to scour local NYC parks. However, if looking for more on the ADF's own baseless games -- wherein they're actually going so far as to use an online dictionary's definition of the word "marriage" to argue against fairness, as well as claiming that this thoroughly supported and reasoned move somehow threatens the non-DOMA-having NY's "democratic process" -- you can simply see the below link.

Christian Group Challenges Paterson on Gay Rites Order [NY Sun]
**ADF's claims and case fact sheet can be found here [ADF]

**UPDATE: NY state lawyers are asking the judge to toss the case: NY lawyers defend move to recognize gay marriages [Newsday]

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Your thoughts

Baseball? That means I can ask "What position are you?" without it being perverted...


Posted by: KipEsquire | Aug 7, 2008 9:48:19 AM

You can ask, Kip. But I'm just going to be boring and say shortstop. :-)

Posted by: G-A-Y | Aug 7, 2008 10:03:46 AM

Kip...you can ask anyway... he doesn't have to say. But I was going to comment on the fact that they are demonstrating at the FRONT of the NYSC... next time it will be the back door or nothing!
Also here is the online definition of marriages from m-w.com (this from the Blend): Note 1 a 2.

Main Entry:
   mar·riage Listen to the pronunciation of marriage
   ˈmer-ij, ?ma-rij\
   Middle English mariage, from Anglo-French, from marier to marry
   14th century
1 a (1): the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law

l a (2): the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage [same-sex marriage]

1 b: the mutual relation of married persons : wedlock c: the institution whereby individuals are joined in a marriage
2: an act of marrying or the rite by which the married status is effected; especially : the wedding ceremony and attendant festivities or formalities3: an intimate or close union [the marriage of painting and poetry - J. T. Shawcross]

Posted by: LOrion | Aug 7, 2008 10:17:35 AM

And this, dear Jeremy, is why L'Ailee and I are so damn skittish.

Hope your "baseless game" turns out better than the ADF's!!!!

Posted by: GreenEyedLilo | Aug 7, 2008 1:47:04 PM

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