Joe Mirabella

#SSS: The State of States, Where is Marriage Equality Coming Next?

Filed By Joe Mirabella | November 21, 2010 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, The Movement
Tags: gay marriage, gay rights, HRC, marriage equality, Maryland Marriage Equality, Same Sex Sunday

Several states are poised to move towards marriage equality for gays and lesbians in 2011 and 2012. Thumbnail image for Same Sex SundayOn the 25th episode of Same Sex Sunday, hear from those closest to the ground.

Joining us will be the Executive Director for Equality Maryland, Morgan Menesses-Sheets; the Executive Director of MassEqulaity Kara Suffredini; Founding Partner of 3PG Consulting Andy Szekeres, and the State Legislative Director for the Human Rights Campaign Sarah Warbelow.

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Angela Brightfeather | November 21, 2010 11:39 AM

Isn't the present news that is being broadcast over much of the media, more pertinent right now?

According to recent polls 32% of people under the age of 30, are not very interested in marriage. An increase of considerable proportion from just 10 years ago.

Although they may be right in these polls, I also look at this as an all out agressive tactic of the anti-same sex marriage groups to point to "conclusive" evidence that the efforts for SS marriage is destroying the "institution" itself. Kind of an end around to the argument and creating a new front against same sex marriage in the near future. There may be many pertinent arguments why people under 30 don't care about marriage as much any more, but I have not heard of many being voiced, which makes me feel that this may be a new assault on same sex marriage.

In any event, I think we need to start talking about it more.

How about employment protections instead? Or perchance a firm and determined stance against the nations who think that it is perfectly fine to execute us on suspicion of homosexuality?

As for getting any marriage bill through, well, to be honest, I think that they are smoking substantially better hashish than I ever managed to obtain when I was an undergrad over thirty years ago.

Judging by your comment you did not listen to the podcast. I asked our panel about that.

I didn't mean the panel, Joe, I meant those state level organisations still pushing. In this atmosphere, I just do not see it happening