There is just this political vibe in the air, now that the NY Marriage Bill has passed the house and will or will not go to the Senate. Nothing happens for , well ever.. then everything all at once , very fast .
Righteous anger does have it's place in the world, even for beings of pure Zen and Christian love, like me, but even I am getting a little tired of it. Some baseball, NEEDS to be in my near future.
2010 census. Like I needed one more thing to be all riled up about.
Six states have full blown all out GAY MARRIAGE. Cake, Pottery Barn, " till death do you part".. blah blah blah. BUT, which box to check? and is it against the law to lie on the census ??
( from J.M.G. )
Led by openly gay reps Tammy Baldwin, Barney Frank, and Jared Polis, a coalition of 48 congressional members have sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget demanding the the 2010 census count LGBT couples.
Part of their letter reads : Last year, the Bush administration, citing the Defense of Marriage Act which prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex unions, announced that lawfully married same-sex couples who marked “married” on their census forms would be changed to “unmarried partners.” But congressional members are calling on Orszag to reverse course. “We are deeply concerned about the implications of this policy for same-sex couples and for the integrity of the census as a whole and firmly believe the (Census) Bureau’s primary objective should be to collect data and report it, not collect data and alter it,” the Members said in their letter.
SO, couples who are LEGALLY married, like us, have to lie? My very own government does not think I exist ?? To steal from Keith as well as Joe : W T F ??
My suggestion was for all legally married same sex couples just check the INIUT box when asked about race, then let the powers that be try and figure out how and why so damned many Eskimos ended up all over the country..