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Gay Marriage Advance Part Of The Spirit of ’76

The Gay Marriage victory in New York must be seen as a progression from the Stonewall Riots of 1969.

But even more to the point, gay marriage is part of the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness pledged on July 4, 1776.

(Above—John Trumbull’s Declaration of Independence. Painted in 1817.)

The Tea Party is smart enough to link their cause to our founding.

Let’s do the same with our better cause.

The advancement of the gay marriage across our great land is part of the progress of American liberty.

Whenever freedom prevails over intolerance, that is a victory for the Spirit of July 4, 1776.

(Below– Emanuel Leutze’s Washington Crossing the Delware. Painted in 1850.) 

June 28, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Some of the founding fathers had a hard time determining the equality status of black slaves back when they were writing the Constitution. I suspect some would have taken the expression “that all MEN are created equal” as meaning “manly” men but most would have seen a homosexual’s value as human as they did with slaves, albeit it took 4 score and 7 years and a bloody war to rectify the inequality.

    Comment by lbwoodgate | June 28, 2011

  2. I know. But we can always stay the course over the many years. We saw a victory just this week and there are more victories on the way.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | June 29, 2011

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