Friday, May 1, 2009

Baby-Step Progress from Dr. Laura

Dr. Laura has been getting some kudos of late for her newfound tolerance of same-sex couples.

I even saw one liberal blogger say, “You go, girl.”

Here’s what she had to say on Larry King a few weeks back.

: This week, the Washington City Council voted to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. And the Vermont legislature voted to override a gubernatorial veto of a bill legalizing same sex. Do you think this -- now we have four states, about to be five states.

SCHLESSINGER: Well, it's issues of -- sometimes it's done by courts, sometimes it's done by legislatures.

KING: Basically, five states now say you can have it. What do you think of that? What are you laughing at?

SCHLESSINGER: Well, I don't have much of an opinion on it.

KING: You have no opinion on it?

SCHLESSINGER: Not much, no.

KING: But you've always favored that marriage must be between a man and woman.

SCHLESSINGER: I'm very big on human beings finding love, attachment and commitment and being faithful to it, because there's more to benefit when there is real true commitment and faithfulness to it. I still believe, as just every president has, and all the people who ran for office, that marriage is a sacrament between a man and a woman. So not calling it marriage works for me. But that two people would have that sort of commitment to me is very healthy and very positive thing in their lives and society as a whole.

KING: So, you favor marriage between a man and a woman, but you applaud the fact that even people of the same-sex can have that kind of commitment to each other.

SCHLESSINGER: That's a beautiful thing and a healthy thing.

Now, this is preferable to where she used to stand on the issue.
And,I guess progress is progress, but Dr. Laura, this is simply not good enough.

Anything short of marriage equality is a retread of ‘separate but equal.’

Any distinction between straight and gay couples is ordering a lot of people to the back of the bus.

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