I’ve been a twitter all afternoon. Mirs sent me the link to the NY State Senate LiveStream this afternoon and I’ve been watching it in my bed (I’m sick) for the past two hours. I was anxiously awaiting, after being so inspired by people like Sen. Parker and Sen. Perkins, to be able to call my mom and dad and announce that if we chose to do so, Mirs and I could marry legally in the state of New York.
Unfortunately bigotry, hate, and ignorance has prevented this from happening today. I vote of 38-24 denied the rights of gays, lesbians, and transgendered people of New York from the basic civil right that is marriage.
It’s beyond aggravating and the fact that bigotry and hatred are common law in a country that prides itself on acceptance, liberty, democracy, and equality continues to deny a large majority of its population liberty, democracy, and equality. Shame on you, 38 mostly white, entirely republican and very scary “christians” hiding behind their bibles.
I don’t know if y’all remember my 29th birthday but I’ll summarize the most disappointing part. A man on a bike stopped Mirs and I while we were walking, hand-in-hand out of the Museum of Natural History. He told us we were sinning and that Jesus Christ found what we were doing (walking down the street?) was wrong. Instead of ignoring him, calling him names, or starting a fist fight (all of which I wanted to do) I dropped Mirs’ hand and asked him a few questions-“Are you god?” “Are you jesus?” He answered no but that he was sent by god. To which I responded that I didn’t know his god nor his son, jesus because the jesus that I know and love taught us to love each other as we love ourself. That jesus hung out (and may or may not have had a relationship) with a hooker named mary that he made into one of his most trusted apostles. The jesus I was familiar with was all-loving, nurturing, and most historically did not judge anyone-even while hanging on a cross.
So, I ask you, you 38 senators of the State of New York who just decided what’s best for the people of those 38 districts in New York (that presumably have zero gays or lesbian citizens) What Would Jesus Do?
in case you want to make any phone calls to your favorite bigoted senators…Hiram Monserrate’s district office : (718) 205-3881 and Albany office: (518) 455-2529