It is like an avalanche lately; senators from major states around the nation rapidly collapsing around the new narrative: Gays Should Get Married!
Of course, for the democratic senators, this is just coming out from the shadows they’ve been living in for most of their political lives. The Gay Political bloc has never really tried to work with Republicans at any level of government, aside from dog catcher. So if you are a Democratic politician, you have had to pay lip service to gay issues in order to get campaign bucks.
I mean seriously, Claire McCaskill coming out for gay marriage publicly isn’t exactly a profile in courage.
Neither is today’s latest Senator to climb out of the gay marriage closet: Illinois Republican Senator Mark Kirk.
“When I climbed the Capitol steps in January, I promised myself that I would return to the Senate with an open mind and greater respect for others,” Kirk wrote on his blog.”Same-sex couples should have the right to civil marriage. Our time on this earth is limited, I know that better than most. Life comes down to who you love and who loves you back– government has no place in the middle.”
After all, in addition to being the murder capital of the world, Chicago is probably also the third gayest city in the United States, behind San Francisco and Washington, DC.
Since my moniker at my original blog is “GayPatriot,” you would assume I’m a same-sex marriage zealot. I’m not; I’m a freedom zealot. And that includes religious freedom and liberty. But this is not the time to re-re-re-debate gay marriage.
I simply want to ask this question as Sen. Kirk’s announcement works into the national psyche.
Since President Obama’s “evolution” on gay marriage to the position long held by former Vice President Dick Cheney, there has been no substantive attempt at the Federal level to make any change at all with regard to the issue itself.
I don’t see Senators Portman, Kirk & McCaskill forming the “Threesome Gang” to work on Federal marriage laws. So I’m a bit mystified as to why the Political Gays think these announcements are at all substantive.
Real substantive gay relationship discussions happen at the dinner table; and at your family picnics this summer; and at birthday parties for the adults; and at July 4th; and at the next wedding of whomever it might be.
This cultural obsession with how Washington, DC feels about a certain class of citizens is getting downright creepy to me. Unless there is a public policy agenda driving the comings out of all of these United States Senators, well, in the words of Hillary Clinton: “What Difference Does It Make?”