Friday, February 15, 2008

Maryland Attorney General Voices Opposition to State Marriage Ban

What do you know? Some indication of sanity from our elected officials. From today's Baltimore Sun:
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has become the most prominent official in Maryland to endorse gay marriage, telling state legislators yesterday that he believes the current ban on same-sex unions amounts to discrimination.

"It would be hard for me to have this job knowing there is something so wrong in our society," Gansler told the Senate panel considering a bill to legalize gay marriage. "I just think it's wrong to discriminate against any people because they think differently or because of their sexual orientation."
Anyone who wonders why we need elected officials to take the lead on subjects like this need simply read the words of a stay-at-home mom who testified for keeping the ban in place:
the "homosexual lifestyle" is "devastating. Redefining marriage is an activity undertaken to the peril of our civilized society."
That would be the same civilized society that sentenced the Lovings of Virginia to a year in prison in 1959 for marrying inter-racially. They had violated something called "The Racial Integrity Act." According to the judge in that case:
Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, Malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix.
So, yeah. That civilized society.


BAC said...

I think there might be a ray of hope. With Sen. Britt's death, others seem to be taking up the cause.


Sue J said...

Yes! Our governor isn't exactly leading the charge on this issue, so it is nice to see others doing it.