Wednesday, July 16, 2008

More good news for gays and people who like gays

Well, well, well. Who knew Massachusetts would be one of the pioneers in the gay rights movement? It makes me proud to be a former resident, and of good (possibly gay) New England stock. The Massachusetts State Senate repealed a law restricting couples from marrying in Mass. if their marriages aren't recognized in their home state. In other words, we can all marry same sex partners there, even if our own states are too ignorant to accept our gayness.
The big motivator for this decision was the desire for economic benefits from more weddings in their State. Not totally the most romantic reason, but hey, whatever it takes. This new openness to gay marriages almost makes me want to move to Northampton and marry a chick, just because I can.

Just for fun, how gay is this clip from the NY Times article:
Alan Van Capelle, the executive director of Empire State Pride Agenda, a gay rights group in New York, said that he could not speculate on the numbers and that “there are a certain percentage of people like myself” who will “wait till New York issues marriage licenses.”
But, he predicted “a lot of Jet Blue cancellations from LaGuardia to Laguna and some
Amtrak purchases from New York to Boston,” adding, “Tanglewood, the Red Lion Inn, how do you say no?”

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