July 18, 2008
The Massachusetts legislature has repealed a 1913 law that prevented out-of-state couples from marrying if their marriages would not be legal in their home states. The cowardly senate did this on a voice vote, not a roll call. Governor Deval Patrick, whose 18-year-old daughter recently announced she is a lesbian, says he will sign the measure.
Four years ago, Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex marriage. Last month, California invited out-of-state same-sex couples to marry in that state, though a ballot referendum this November may reject that policy.
The gay rights movement is powerful, well-funded and intimidates politicians and the media, which it has infiltrated in large numbers. It won’t stop with marriage. There’s adoption, which is already well-advanced in some states and John McCain says should be left to individual states. And there’s the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” in the military which probably will be the next barrier to fall.
Paul was right when he said of unbelievers, “They invent ways of doing evil.”
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.