Let’s make it official

Today, on May 9, 2012, for the first time in history, the President of United States publicly announced that he supports same-sex marriage. [Let’s not overlook the fact though that he also said each state gets to decide whether to legalize same-sex marriage or not… But still…]

What makes it such a groundbreaking moment in history is that right after the news got out, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a devout Mormon, also made a statement supporting same-sex marriage:

My personal belief is that marriage is between a man and a woman. But in a civil society, I believe that people should be able to marry whomever they want, and it’s no business of mine if two men or two women want to get married. The idea that allowing two loving, committed people to marry would have any impact on my life, or on my family’s life, always struck me as absurd

 

What he said. Exactly.

What amuses me though is the fact that in addition to issuing a carefully worded statement containing the paragraph quoted above, Senator Reid also tweeted his stance. I smiled when I saw those tweets. “Now it’s official: He’s tweeted those exact same sentiment. There is no going back now, Senator Reid, because screenshots, like diamonds, are forever.”

 

 

Finally. Someone said it.

Article by Absence Alternatives

Absence has written 723 articles.
If you like This post, you can follow Lin On Twitter
Subscribe to absence Blog feed via RSS or EMAIL to receive instant updates.
{ 10 comments… add one }
  • Justine May 10, 2012, 12:47 am

    Awesome. Now let’s just see where this takes us…
    Justine´s last blog post…I am mother, hear me brag!

  • anon May 10, 2012, 1:49 am

    A bit confused by your post – especially the last sentence.
    Senator Reid is a Democrat, not Republican:
    http://www.reid.senate.gov/about/index.cfm
    Also, currently, the Senate is controlled by Democrats.

    • Absence Alternatives May 10, 2012, 7:26 am

      Thank you for catching it! And thank you for doing it so nicely and not blasting me for being an idiot. I have no excuse for that mistake other than temporary insanity.

  • alejna May 10, 2012, 6:51 am

    Yeah! Thanks for sharing this. Those screenshots are worth their weight in gold. Wait, do screenshot weigh anything? Well, they are golden. I look at them, and they are all glittery and sparkly in my eyes. (Also, I just woke up. I need caffeine.)
    alejna´s last blog post…Things jostling for space in my head.

    • Absence Alternatives May 14, 2012, 8:26 am

      A picture is worth a thousand words, right? And I know there is a saying about how much are words are worth. they are mightier than swords for sure…

  • Velva May 12, 2012, 5:35 pm

    My nephew said on facebook after hearing Obama’s statement…”Why, in 2012 are we having this conversation?” He is right, we should be way passed this one by now.

    Velva
    Velva´s last blog post…Wordless Wednesday

  • magpie May 18, 2012, 2:02 pm

    wow. i’d missed that. good on harry reid.
    magpie´s last blog post…Elected Office…Not.

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

Next post:

Previous post: