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Gasp! A former Senator wouldn't support marriage equality because of his dad? March 5, 2009

Posted by truthspew in Gay rights, marriage equality, politics.
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I’m rather incredulous about this. I heard through the grapevine that former Senate President Joseph Montalbano wouldn’t support marriage equality because his father was still alive.

This is a major WTF moment for me. The guy is the Senate President and he’s afraid what his father would think if he allowed marriage equality! Jesus Fucking Christ on a Stick. I know there are some cowards in politics but this takes the cake.

During conversation this evening we got on the subject of the religious reasons that would make a politician not want to vote on this. One theory is that they’re afraid they’ll go to hell. I responded that just entering political office means you’ve committed more than a few sins and you’re going to hell anyhow.

One really does sell ones soul when one runs for elected office.

A lot of folks are like that though, petrified of offending a parent. Fortunately I’m not one of those people, it has been my guiding principle, probably explains why I’m an atheist.

So this begs the question, what is the source of the opposition of both Speaker Murphy and President Paiva-Weed?

I’ve theorized it’s the church but there must be something more to it than that. It could be the fear of the afterlife, or maybe the fear that the electorate will extract their revenge come next election.

But as I’ve said before, RI’ers seem to have a very short memory for the political. It won’t matter if you support it. Think about it, even with the push by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) to poison a ProJo poll it still runs at 53% to 47% in favor of marriage equality.

Speaking of NOM, I got an email from none other than one Maggie Gallagher Click on her name to send her an email and tell her what you think. Even add her to your AOL Buddy list and give her a good piece of your mind.

The email was about the Prop 8 hearing in California. I’m crossing fingers and toes that the court tosses out Prop 8. That would be a fantastic victory for all of us.

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1. Christopher - March 6, 2009

I think a good many of the politicos forget who put them into office to represent the masses, not themselves, nor their few chosen special people. I like the idea of more elections and more funerals. Those are the only two things that bring about change to the system.

-C

2. Mark in DE - March 12, 2009

Smoke screen. He doesn’t want to say his real reason.


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