Monday, July 25, 2011

This is what NOM is scared of?

Yesterday marked the day that gay and lesbian couples across New York got married. According to The New York Times's Thomas Kaplan, 659 marriage licenses issued in NYC today, according to city officials. 484 marriages performed.

The National Organization for Marriage held their rallies and protests. The Associated Press claimed that thousands showed up. NOM tried to piggyback on that to claim that over 10,000 people showed up for the New York City rally and thousands attended other rallies.

However, pictures from the other rallies, like the one in Buffalo, demonstrate NOM's propensity for stretching the truth. And scenes from the rally show that the group continues to play the black and Hispanic communities against the gay community. And of course NOM won't talk about how it bussed in folks or where exactly did it get the 10,000 number.

But that's not important right now. Yesterday was the most important day for a lot of NY gay couples. And I want to present a video montage of the various couples getting married complete with their families and friends showing their support.

And I also want to ask the simple question.

Why should anyone be scared of this? How do these scenes destroy the idea of marriage?

I dare anyone to give me a good, complete answer. No hypothetical mess derived from board rooms.  No junk about "marriage being the uniting of the two halves of humanity." Give me a concrete reason as to what is wrong with these Americans getting married.

Or can you?

Go here to see the portraits of 20 couples who got married yesterday.

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Tom said...

Well, "scared" is the truth of the matter. That is what so much of this is about: cloaking fear in all the other guises.

Anonymous said...

Oh my God, the horror...the horror...

penguirl said...

It wasn't all that long ago that people of NOMs ilk were screaming about the illegal alien problem, now they've turned to the Hispanic community for support?

Sickening. Eventually NOM will run out of people to use in their vendetta and NOM will all but cease to exist.

Anonymous said...

Oh noes! People look happy without the church's approval and without paying a fee to the religious leaders! The humanity!