Doherty a state embarrassment
Sunday, August 19, 2007
New Jersey Assemblyman Michael Doherty is putting gay families in the bull's-eye again in a misguided attempt to win votes. Doherty says in regard to a recent Zogby poll supporting same-sex marriage in New Jersey, "Whether it's the Ocean Grove dispute or another poll, it's a constant agitation of society much like former President Bill Clinton's 'wag the dog' antics to keep the heat off of his personal indiscretions."
As I recall, Clinton was trying to kill Osama Bin Laden in what Doherty calls "wag the dog." I wonder if men like Doherty (who are so overly involved in other people's families) were not diverting all of the government's attention at the time, then 9/11 might have been avoided. Furthermore we might not be bogged down in the disastrous Iraq war that Doherty used to greatly support before it became unpopular.
I implore anyone who has a gay relative, friend, co-worker, neighbor or even acquaintances, to please stop voting for people like Doherty. He voted to stop gays from the legal right to make funeral arrangements for our loved ones. Is this the type of person you want representing your family? Some will say yes; I hope most say no.
I am neither Democrat nor Republican; I am a human being who wants to be treated equally by my state and country. Doherty will never support any right for my family. That makes him an embarrassment to every fair-minded New Jerseyan.
I wonder how much Doherty would like it if we got to vote on his marriage. Equality and civil rights are only agitating to those opposed to them.