NEW YORK REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERSBACK THE RIGHT HORSE

From EDGE NEW YORK:

A new Quinnipiac University poll in the wake of New York’s marriage equality law shows that support for the measure remains high -- and the opposition of faith leaders barely makes a difference. The poll showed that overall, voters in New York State support the new marriage equality law by a wide margin, with 54% in favor and only 40% opposed.

Marriage equality proponents are heartened by recent polls that show that, for the first time, a majority of Americans nationwide favor marriage equality. The vote in Minnesota could represent the first time that voters given a chance to limit the rights of a minority definitively reject such a curtailment.

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NEW YORK REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERSBACK THE RIGHT HORSE — 6 Comments

  1. The vote in Minnesota could represent the first time that voters given a chance to limit the rights of a minority definitively reject such a curtailment.

    To God’s ear…

  2. It’s a little known fact that during all the years that Roman Catholicism was proscribed in England not one priest was executed for being a Roman catholic. They were all sentenced to death for being traitors. The reason for this was that one of the popes excommunicated Elizabeth I and told the Roman Catholics in Britain that they were his subjects and had to do what he said. So Roman Catholics were persecuted for their loyalty to a foreign prince in stead of the English crown and state.

    I’m just saying. It worked for us.

  3. Thanks, Lois. But there is, of course, a serious side to this. Pretty much all anti-Roman Catholic sentiment throughout history has had nothing to do with religious beliefs (as the Roman Catholics would have us believe) and everything to do with governments getting annoyed at the pope, a foreign head of state, claiming sovereignty over Roman catholics not living in the Vatican but in their countries. You would think they would have learned the lesson by now. I think they’ve just been reminded of it in New York. Basically, New York Catholics told the pope that they are Americans first, Catholics second and Roman catholics somewhere much further down the list of their priorities. This has been the case for some time but now the genii is out of the bottle and the popes ambassadors in the USA are going to have a heck of a job getting it back into the bottle. In fact, I don’t think they ever will.

  4. Oh, as a U.S. American who was a teen when Kennedy was elected against all odds, seeing as it was said that as a RC he would have to obey the Pope, I kinda already knew RC’s here were (except in California – see Prop 8) murkins first. But you’re right – this may be the time when the vatican finally realizes this.