The tide is loosed. Logic shall reign supreme. Kiwis join the Vanguard!
WHY can't the United States do the same? It is because America fears change, fears loss of its sense of prevailing entitlement, and it is because it still, despite appearances, clings to the hatred, racism, homophobia, fear, bigotry and misogyny that has been used as a point of control and oppression since our inception.
There is no excuse, whatsoever, that the USA, the alleged beacon for freedom and equality (but also embraced slavery, placing the Japanese in concentration camps, preventing women from voting--- or being anything but chattel---). The USA is clearly not as devoted to freedom for all under the law, as its lip-service, and blatant refusal to act, demonstrates.
I'll go on, and on, on the topic in another post, however, it is vital to show the WORLD, that when a country has the courage of its convictions, and the decency and the courage to do what is right, they don't kick the can!
They simply do what is right! Period.
Below are a series of FB posts I made as the news was announced. Little, tiny, New Zealand has made the USA, once again, look impotent and antiquated.
It's rather embarrassing really.
There is no gray area in Equality, and the world knows it. You cannot reverse a tide! All you need is LOVE!
And MOANA MACKEY Speaks the, IRREFUTABLE truth on marriage equality! With staggering gravitas mixed with gut-twisting humour! The time has come, USA. You really have no choice.
#DOMAmustbereversed #marriageequalitymustbecomelaw #nograyareainequality
AS did The Honorable Ruth Dyson (Labour)!
Stick a fork in it. Bigotry on this issue is done! It is reprehensible that the "land of the "free" and the "Home of the Brave" is not the FIRST nation to have embraced equality for all, under the law! The world is watching, and ACTING! And they're all still STANDING! The sun continues to RISE!
It is shameful that "Liberty and Justice for all", has been achieved by ELEVEN other countries BEFORE. US! We sure TALK a good game.
Bravo Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden) and several sub-national jurisdictions (parts of Brazil, Mexico, and only parts of the USA)! THANK you for leading the way!
(Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden) and several sub-national jurisdictions (parts of Brazil, Mexico, and only parts of the USA)!