Saturday, December 13, 2008
Separate but Equal
A 13-member Civil Union Review Commission convened by the New Jersey legislature tasked with "evaluating the implementation, operation and effectiveness" of the civil union law passed nearly two years ago released its final report on Wednesday.
They unanimously recommended that "The Legislature and Governor amend the law to allow same-sex couples to marry" and that it be "enacted expeditiously because any delay in marriage equality will harm all the people of New Jersey."
So now state legislators have a shield to hid behind so they can safely pass a gay marriage law without being stoned by their constituents.
The cartoon is based on a photograph by Elliott Erwitt that Juan Melli over at PolitickerNJ.com sent me. Erwitt is known for his black and white candid shots of ironic and absurd situations within everyday settings -- the master of the "indecisive moment".
At least according to Wikipedia.