Diane Savino is Great Here

The vote for marriage equality in the New York legislature lost last week, but Diane Savino’s speech was a moving moment prior to the vote:

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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2 Responses to Diane Savino is Great Here

  1. andrewclunn says:

    To quote a comment on the YouTUbe page:

    “Government shouldn’t issue marriage licenses, period. Just call them all civil unions or, even more accurately, tax exempt relationships. The intrusion of government into the sacrament of marriage itself hijacks the sacrament of marriage by name and government has no business in that. If government would just get out of the marriage business we’d all be better off. Arguing that we have abused marriage and therefore we have nothing to fear from further abuse is terrible logic.”

  2. santitafarella says:

    Andrew:

    I think that, in an ideal world, that would be a very good idea (getting govt. out of the marriage license business). I’d be for it. But any politician who would propose it would be hammered (ironically) by conservatives who want civil marriage licenses distributed by the govt. (in part as a useful political weapon against gay people and liberals). A libertarian solution would be best. I don’t see how it would ever happen (given right wing media’s ability to shamelessly demagogue things).

    —Santi

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