Day: June 26, 2011

A sign of change…

There’s a change in the way things will be done from now on… At least in New York state… A few nights ago, just before midnight, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that will, among other things, allow the Gay community to enter into marriage, much as the rest of mankind has enjoyed since time immemorial… There are, of course, detractors and nay-sayers galore, with (I’m sure) the inevitable legal challenges yet to come. Yet they were partying into the wee hours that night outside the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, the acknowledged birthplace of the gay movement all those years ago. A thing so many people had hoped for and waited for and worked towards for all those years has finally come to pass. Equal treatment under the law is to be strived for, insisted upon and, finally, applauded when it eventually happens. The only question that really needs addressing is why it took so long to happen… I do not here propose to entertain the excuses proffered by these naysayers, nor …