LIONEL PODCAST: Same-Sex Marriage In New York. Decency Prevails At Long Last. I Hope.

Weiner’s pulled out. He’s gone flaccid. He’s impotent as a pol. Fine, sayonara, Weinie and the bad puns. Let the paronomasiacs go elsewhere. Though, I must say the resignation presser was quite comical what with Stern’s lackeys exsibilating and inquiring of the length of Weinie’s pole. Anyhoo.

New York could become the sixth state to allow gay marriage if one more brave Republican senator lends support in a possible vote Friday. The state-by-state battle over gay marriage has become a most contentious issue presaging more to follow in the presidential and congressional elections. Five states and the District of Columbia allow gay marriage and four states have civil unions. At long last, decency and equal protection may be in the offing for LGBT New Yorkers.

Marriage in the civil sense is a matter of state licensure that provides protections and obligations to two consenting adults. It has nothing to do with God, Zeus or the Bible. It’s not about morality, Sodom and/or Gomorrah or convention. It may not be traditional as inter-racial marriage wasn’t traditional until 1967 when Loving struck down anti-miscegenation laws. Listen.

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