Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Lady Speaks Her Mind. . .

New York State Senator Diane Savino speaks quite well for marriage equality. Even though the State Senate did not pass this bill this year it will be back. . . until they all "get the message".


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCFFxidhcy0


8 comments:

Gary Kelly said...

There are basically two camps here. Those who want equality and those who believe equality is theirs to dispense. The latter group has a pretty high and mighty opinion of itself if you ask me. Who the hell do they think they are?

Personally, I believe they have the same mindset as those who sent colored people to the back of the bus.

Gary Kelly said...

Actually, I was just reminded of the lyrics to Frank Sinatra's song, Love and Marriage...

Love and marriage, love and marriage
Go together like a horse and carriage
This I tell you brother
You can't have one without the other

JustinO'Shea said...

Frank WHO????

hahahaaa. . .i am wicked. . .hehe

Gary Kelly said...

Go to your room.

JustinO'Shea said...

OKKKKKKKKKKk. . . .


Then WHAT?????????????????
hmmmmmm


mibad?

Coop said...

That. Was. Great!

Since the result of the vote in Maine I've been chewing on the idea that all unions should be civil. (Woman/Woman, Woman/Man, or Man/Man)
If a religion wants to give special recognition to a union; so be it.

I'm not worried by a Church trying to influence the definition of marriage. Why? I am frightened by religion that condemn Homosexuality as a sin. I am scared of what those believers can do if they choose to use their influence in an elected office.

JustinO'Shea said...

Yesss, COOP, I think that NY Senator spoke very well.

And, wonder of wonders. . great minds flow in the same channels, ,heheh, , I agree with you [and we are not alone here as RCs]: ALL marriages should be civil in nature,since really the marriage contract deals with 'justice and rights'.

In the EU, for example, all marriages are civil and the churches have no problem with this. If the couple wants a religious blessing they go to their church after the civil ceremony. And this is not a required factor by the church. The RCC recognizes these civil marriages.

When my cousin Sarah Bouvier married a few years back we all went to Belgium for the celebration. On a Friday afternoon we all went to the city hall and Madame The Mayor officiated at a lovely wedding ceremony, papers were signed, vows exchanged. Nice. Then the families went to their home for champagne and a nice supper. [He he, I wasn't old enough to be drinking legally. . . I just turned 'legal' end of June, but I drank the bubbly anyway. . .and was mouthier than ever. LOL. If Gary thinks I am "a tad" cheeky. . lol. . alcohol makes me worse, ,hahahaha. . .Now that I am legal I don't drink at all. . .]

The next day at noon we were all in their Catholic parish church to celebrate and bless their marriage. After which we went to the chateau for the reception which was tres elegante. When I was whisked back to Antwerp at 10.30pm the dancing and partying was still going on. I like a touch of elegance now and then. . .
If Peter of Provincetown and Justin of Chatham were ever to marry it would be like that. . comfortable elegance. ;-). . Justin da Silva O'Shea and Peter O'Shea da Silva. . .sounds nice and not too pretentious. . ..and. . .so what if it is!?. . hahahaha.

ciao, COOPs. . .j.ds.os

Coop said...

Why bother with a fancy shin dig?
Do it in the clerks office and get on with life together.
I'd stick with Da Silva- O'shea if I were you. It sounds better. but I'm not you ;-)

I might not change my name. Depends on who I wind up with? If I do ever get matched.
Although "C-B" would look good on a license plate...