Saturday, December 5, 2009

Adam Drags Eve: Traditional Marriage in New York

     In New York this week, the state Senate voted down the marriage equality law that had passed the House.  The defeat came at the hands of eight Democrats (and the influence of the anti-gay religious group NOM) who voted with the senate's Republican minority to defeat the bill.  Democratic State Senator Joseph Addabbo told the press that by voting against marriage equality: "Here I truly represented equal rights for all."  Seriously?  "For all"?  How do these people sleep at night?  (With members of the opposite sex, of course.)

     One of the Democrats leading the charge for traditional marriage was Senator Hiram Monserrate, yes, that's the same Monserrate that "accidentally" tripped into his girlfriend and slashed her face up with broken glass before violently dragging her out of building to "help" her at a hospital, not down the street, but twenty-three miles away.  As Monserrate's lawyer told the press: "Her head collided with the senator's hand, which had glass in it."  It sure did.  His nickname "Monster Rat" is apparently well-earned.

     Monserrate was convicted of misdemeanor assault conviction in October, and yesterday, just days after voting in support of "traditional" marriage and telling same sex couples that their relationships are lesser than his own loving hetero relationship, Monserrate was sentenced to a measly three years of probation, community service, and counseling - not the 60 days behind bars that prosecutors wanted.

     As The Daily Show's Jon Stewart put it, in New York, traditional marriage means that "Adam Drags Eve. Not Adam drags Steve."

     Traditional marriage indeed!  Hypocrites.
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