On April 16, New York Governor David Paterson introduced a bill legalizing gay marriage. We quickly noted that in a recent Quinnipiac poll, New Yorkers rejected gay marriage by a margin of 59-41 percent. So why is Paterson trying to force-feed legislation the people don’t want?
If two guys can get married, on what principle can the state deny three guys? It can’t. Marriage is not for men or women: its function is to provide for procreation and the establishment of a family. Nature limits that function to a man and a woman.
For all the happy talk about inclusion, gay marriage is exclusionary in its effects. How do two men tell their legally acquired children that they are excluded from celebrating Mother’s Day? How do two women tell their legally acquired children that they are excluded from celebrating Father’s Day? One way to do it is to ban these special days, and that is exactly what has already happened at some gay-friendly schools in New York City.
So not only will New Yorkers be force fed gay marriage, they can look forward to the time when the despots censor Mother’s Day and Father’s Day in the schools.