Pam highlights an editorial in the Alamagordo (New Mexico) Daily News that made me crack up laughing. The paper’s assistant editor, Jeff Stevens, is irritated, and rightly so, by the introduction of a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman.
It seems to me Republicans spend more time thinking about gay sex than any other group of people in the known world even more so than gay people trying to find other gay people with whom to have sex.
Of course, I’m talking about our very own esteemed state representative Gloria Vaughn. In case you missed the latest, Vaughn has proposed we amend the New Mexico State Constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
…Evidently, every New Mexican makes a decent living wage. No child will go to bed tonight with an empty stomach, because they are all well fed. For that matter, no child will go to bed with an empty mind because our education system is tops in the world.
Evidently our streets are free of drugs. Every New Mexican has a job and can feed their families with a $5.15 minimum wage. Our roads are the best in the nation. Everyone in the state has access to affordable health care.
We can only assume such is the case, because Vaughn isn’t seeking to amend the Constitution to solve any of those problems. No. The most important item on her agenda is to make sure that gay people can’t marry one another in the state of New Mexico.
I can almost hear Ms. Vaughn giving this speech in a sweet, hesitant, ladylike voice:
“I just feel that it’s the right thing to do, and maybe children would grow up with both parents and know who they are, and not come up against two ladies or two gentlemen. Although I’m sure that they make wonderful parents. But, I feel, according to the Bible, it strongly suggests that’s why God created Adam and Eve.”
Others have made this observation before me, but I suggest if Ms. Vaughn is worried about going against God, she should give up that truly heinous dye job. Meanwhile, I hope the people of New Mexico show the same common sense demonstrated by Mr. Stevens.