NYC Mayor Backs Gay Nups
Originally posted on 2/6/2005:
NYC MAYOR ADDS HIS VOICE TO GAY MARRIAGE DEBATE: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Saturday evening that he supports the redefining of marriage to include same sex couples. Marriage has never historically been applied to any arrangement other than that of one woman and one man has husband and wife.
The mayor's announcement came on the heels of activist Judge Doris Ling-Cohan's ruling mandating that same sex couples be issued marriage licenses and concurrently mandating the redefinition of marriage under New York State law.
Bloomberg made his support for "same sex marriage" known at an event Saturday evening at en event hosted by a national gay and lesbian group.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg: "I think people have the right to love, to live with, and to marry, whoever they want to--regardless of their sexualThe statement brought applause at the black tie event at the Waldorf Astoria.(...Talk about equal rights, I don't remember the civil rights movement having large mayoral receptions at black-tie events at the Waldorf Astoria...but hey I guess 'some' are more equal than others...)
He then announced the intention of the city to appeal Ling-Cohan's ruling. He said he would do so only to avoid a situation to San Francisco where marriage licenses were issued, then revoked.
Mayor Bloomberg: "People were misled into thinking that licenses issued while the case was still going on in the courts would valid regardless of a later decision. That caused a great deal of confusion, and of pain."The mayor also implied that if the city did not appeal the decision that there would be chaos in the city, with thousands coming from all over to get married.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg: "If the courts rules that gay marriages are legal, than that ends it. If the court rules that gay marriages are illegal--well, I guess it doesn't end it in either case, we always have the option to go to theClearly Bloomberg is politcally conflicted over the future of the issue. Clearly Bloomberg also panders to whatever crowd he is in front of at the time. What Bloomberg clearly does not understand is the impact of the issue.
The advocates of "gay marriage" or redefining marriage to include same sex unions wish to have society, and even those of different religious persuasion be forced to recognize their sexual unions and more than that to give approval of such unions in relationship to employment, housing, etc.Make no misunderstanding about this...this issue has nothing to do with supposed "equal rights".
Gay couples can already, in every state, create any legal and binding contract that spells out everything from inheritance, to hospital visitation, to tax incentives. No this is not about equal rights... this is about mandated sanctity, and the desire to ultimately punish anyone who believes this behavior to be morally wrong.
But this point is lost on the likes of the Wichita Eagle's Mark McCormack...who seems to think that we can't possibly know what God thinks of sexual behavior.And that if we believe we do - we are automatically purveyors of hate. (And you see where this is headed with greater expansion of 'hate crimes legislation'...)
It is already a proven fact that pastors are being prosecuted in Scandanavia and Canada for simply reading scripture passages that tell God's viewpoint on sexual issues.
This is why it is becoming increasingly relevant for the President to win approval of the constitional amendment to protect the definition of marriage. For to do anything else - will bring about its destruction.