that I strongly urge you to read. in No Country for Old Mores, in today's New York Times, there is so much good writing that I cannot hope to do it justice and remain within the bounds of fair use.
He writes about S. B. 1062, the noxious piece of Arizona legislation vetoed yesterday by conservative Republican Governor Jan Brewer. '
He writes in the context of yet another state having it's gay marriage ban rejected as unconstitutional by a Federal judge, this time in Texas.
He writes in the context of even more evidence from polling data that increasing numbers of Americans are accepting of gay rights, including marriage equality, with the approval among young people skyrocketing, and causing many to leave the conservative religions of their youth precisely because of intolerant positions on social issues.
The implications for a Republican party that continues to flog positions such as the party's ongoing opposition to marriage equality are obvious.
The heart of the column is found here:
Respecting the full humanity of another only broadens the humanity of the self.And, pushing fair use, there is Blow's brief concluding paragraph:
No one asks that you affirm and approve the behaviors in another’s bedroom, only that you respect the boundaries thereof and keep your limiting measures and limited imaginations out of it.
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Sex, sexual and gender identity, and all proclivities of intimacy are personal and not to be dictated by committee or community. We must each follow the wanderings of our heart to find the place where we feel affirmed and fulfilled, both spiritually and physically. And as long as that is between consenting adults, that destination should be sufficient.
We are greater than our base elements. We feel — love, sorrow, a need for connection, the pains of longing. And we aspire, in our greatest hours, to justice. S.B. 1062 and the Republican preoccupation that fuels it was simply not our greatest hour.Read the entire column.
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