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Will Married Gays be recognized in New York?

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From the Miami Herald:

 

The Rev. Duane Motley of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms says the Democratic governor is circumventing the Legislature and courts and slapping New Yorkers in the face.

Motley says granting government benefits to gay couples will come at a cost to the state even as Paterson calls for cuts in spending because of looming deficits.

Motley says Paterson shouldn’t force the state to recognize gay marriages when they remain illegal in New York.

Paterson is directing agencies to recognize gay marriages performed legally elsewhere when granting state employment and other benefits.

Opposition is forming against Gov. David Paterson’s directive to state agencies to recognize gay marriages legally performed in other states and countries.

 

Ok, so this article is saying that even though it would help relieve some of the debt New York has by recognizing gay couples that were married elsewhere and granting them benefits as any other normal married couple, they’re not going to because gay marriage is illegal-even though it shouldn’t be?

This is reminding me of something I just read last night about a Florida man who applied for a change in custody with his ex-wife -who was a Lesbian- and was granted it solely on her sexual preference even though he was basically a dead beat dad, wasn’t there for his kids, and most importantly, was convicted of murdering his first wife.  Nice, huh?

I don’t remember if I read it in “We Don’t Need Another Wave” or if it was in “Women’s Voices, Feminist Visions“.

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Written by Lissette

May 29, 2008 at 5:33 pm

Posted in Homophobia, Politics

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So What: Lindsay Lohan in the news

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I’m pissed. I’m beyond pissed. I’m sitting here watching Inside Edition and they’re making this REALLY BIG DEAL about Lindsay Lohan possibly nuzzling with another woman. Here’s what they have to say:

It’s the photo that’s got everyone talking! Lindsay Lohan seemingly nuzzling the neck of another woman.

Now People magazine is reporting the bombshell news that the woman, Samantha Ronson, has moved into Lindsay’s home in Los Angeles.

“They are together but this is not about sexuality,” People quotes a friend of Lindsay as saying.

Last week they were holding hands and showing public affection at the Cannes Film Festival, where the controversial photo was taken.

When INSIDE EDITION caught up with Lindsay’s father, Michael Lohan, in New York City, he didn’t want to look at the photos.

Us Magazine quotes Lohan as saying a romance between his daughter and Ronson “is evident to anyone with half a brain.” But he adamantly says that is not true, and that he was misquoted.

Lohan and Ronson, a well-known DJ, both deny their friendship is romantic.

My biggest response is SO FUCKING WHAT?! Why is this such a big deal?? What does her sexuality have to be a matter for public debate??? What pisses me off even more is that her father is not only standing there denying any relationship, but seem genuinely upset that his daughter might actually be having a fling with another woman. If this girl really was bi-sexual or a lesbian, what is this doing to her self esteem? She already has a shaky self-esteem at best, and now this.

Not to mention, the media is again reinforcing that being anything other than a heterosexual human being is a bad thing.

Written by Lissette

May 29, 2008 at 4:15 am