Sunday, July 24, 2011
New York GL Peeps Can Get Married Today.
The Falls are also backlit from time to time in various colors to reflect Canadian or US independence days, et cetera.
They been backlit this week in rainbow colors to signify the fact that today is the first day that GL couples can get legally get married in New York State and have them recognized. The gay marriage bill passed the New York legislature last month and was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on June 24.
Congratulations and break out the appletinis. As to what effects it has for transpeople, we don't know yet.
But what about GENDA? You know, the trans rights bill that has passed the assembly by lopsided margins in four consecutive legislative sessions only to die when it gets to the Senate because you had marriage on the mind. The trans rights bill that was necessary because we were cut out of the SONDA one you passed for your GL selves back in 2002? .
Don't think we transpeeps will forget about being legislatively Left Behind again. or the other inconvenient fact about SONDA as we watch you GL peeps getting married on the news today.