That’s right! They’re a bunch of actors, and they’re walking towards ya. But I’m not talking about the NBC show Smash, which is a huge hit, according to its title. I believe that show went through workshops previously known as Water Cooler, Pilot Pick-Up and More Huston, Less Everyone Else. No, no, the theater-y gays I reference today are those homos and homo-luvers in the New Jersey Congress.
They passed the Marriage Equality bill this week through an initial committee panel hurdle with a 24-16 Senate Majority and 48-32 Assembly Majority. Governor Christie has said he would veto the bill, and we are a few votes shy in both houses of having anti-veto power. We’d need 3 more YES votes in the Senate and 6 more in the Assembly. Watch Governor Christie laugh at our attempts to pass this.
When you get someone like Christie, who literally look a Boss Tweed-era government fat cat, you just can’t help but mentally put the pinky rings on him when he says things like this.
This is not the first time Christie has failed to see the importance of fulfilling a social justice. He had before “magnanimously” suggested that in lieu of trying and failing to pass a marriage equality bill, the New Jersey Congress should hold a citizen’s vote on the matter.
I once wanted some extra time off work, and my manager said he would allow it if I went around to every employee in the store and asked them if this was okay with them. I had to, so I did it, and it was many things to many people. It humiliated me. It was a way for my manager to pass judgement without actually passing it. It confused my kind-hearted co-workers who said, “Sure. Go ahead. Why are you asking me?” It made me feel incredibly resentful and suspicious of my co-workers who said, “Yes, you may. Thank you for asking me.” And after it was over, my disgusted friends asked, “Isn’t making that decision his job?”
Nobody came out of that situation looking good.
So, yes, Governor, theater it may be (no, it isn’t), but we will keep trying because it’s always the right time to do the right thing, and maybe the next time this bill comes around, we’ll have a different guy in your seat after you vacate it to stump for President in 2016.