Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New York and gay marriage

I was in New York city about ten days ago for the first time in my life. I was visiting a friend and had a wonderful time. I left just in time to miss the swine flu and the Air Force One fly-by.
But the real story I'm watching is gay marriage. Interesting that in this case it is a governor pushing for the legislation. A recent poll by CBS news shows that 42% of Americans support same sex marriage. That is up 9% over one month ago. One month. Let's see, with, twelve months in a year, we should be at 100% in......7 months.

When I was in New York, I had the opportunity to speak with the Statue of Liberty. Evidently, she also gets to Times Square on Saturdays. I asked her if she would be willing to support same sex marriage and she said yes, that is what Liberty is all about. Come on New York, be on the right side of history. Don't look unsophisticated now that you have to compete with Iowa. Won't the last state to legalize same sex marriage feel pretty embarrassed?


  1. When my grandparents came to this country from Russia - I'm sure they saw Lady Liberty on the way to Ellis Island. (Or maybe once they arrived.) I'm glad that she gets around more - but I'm even happier that she is true to the spirit of her nature. Lady Liberty - equality - gay marriage !!
    (I've never been to New York in my life either.)

  2. Wonderful post! I’m not sure that I would have had the forethought to ask Lady Liberty about…well, LIBERTY!!! Thank you for being my voice when I am not able.