Pennsylvania Governor: gay couples marrying, ‘like 12-year-olds’

One of the local reporters here in Philly this morning noted that Pennsylvania is an island when it comes to Hsu marriage. We’re surrounded by a number of states that marry gay couples, and even  the Pennsylvania governor’s traditional ally in conservatism, New Jersey, recognizes domestic partnerships. Yes, Pennsylvania, we’re an island…and thanks to our guv.

As Montgomery County continues to give out marriage licenses to gay couples, the governor has been trying stop it.  And, since Pennsylvania’s AG will not try to stop the licences, based on the Supreme Court’s recent decisions, the health department is filling suit for the governor. Huh?

I suppose, when you have a department getting getting involved in a legal case that has no business in it, you get arguments like this:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/29/pennsylvania-gay-marriage-licences

Not only is it insulting, it makes the government here look less than bright…the same government that works diligently  to roll back health care for women and the poor.  Maybe if the governor. keeps the health department tied up with the gay marriage debate, it’s easier to explain those things away?

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Wandering and wondering - taking it all in -- and increasingly shaking my head. Who are we and how did we get to this here? And, what, where and how next? Putting what I see and think out there in pictures and always looking for other ways, hence, this blog. This blog, like me, is a work in process and still doesn't quite know what it wants to be when it grows up.
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