Yesterday was a big day for equality in two of Delaware’s next door neighbors. In Maryland, the Maryland House of Delegates passed their gay marriage bill. It now heads to the Maryland Senate, where passage is assured, because the Senate passed the bill last year but it died in the House. Thus, with Governor Martin O’Malley’s promised signature, Maryland will become the 8th state to allow gay marriage.
In New Jersey, the New Jersey Assembly also finally passed their gay marriage bill after a previous failed attempt in 2009. However, the obese one, Governor Chris Christie, swiftly vetoed the bill, cowardly and unconstitutionally hiding behind the notion that he wants the issue to go to a referendum so that the majority can take the rights of the minority away. Like a true fascist, Chris Christie loves that idea.
Perhaps he should listen to some of his Republican colleagues:
If that doesn’t work, perhaps he should take his cue from the former Vice President of the United States, Richard B. Cheney, a man without a functioning human heart and decades of evil to his name, but who has a daughter who is gay, and he is trying to get into heaven now.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Republican National Committee Chair Ken Mehlman are among the high-profile figures lobbying Maryland lawmakers to vote in favor of marriage equality in the state. Mehlman called Republican Del. Wade Kach, who also reportedly received an offer to talk to Cheney about the issue; Kach said however that out of state input was not a factor in his decision to support the bill, which he had voted against in committee just two days before.
It occurs to me that Chris Christie just ended his presidential prospects. There is no stopping equality. Already a majority of Americans support gay marriage, and support is only growing. By 2016, this veto will be disqualifying factor to the general electorate. He may win a Republican primary, but hate filled theocratic fascists thankfully do not constitute a majority of Americans, and their numbers will only continue to drop as they grow old and die. The generations that make up the 18 to 35 year olds in this country overwhelmingly support equality. So opposition to gay marriage, and hatred of gays, is a dying issue. And Chris Christie just signed his political death warrant.