Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Money Matters 

The NY Times reports that Pres. Bush will be promoting a $1.5 Billion initiative for next year to "help couples develop interpersonal skills that sustain 'healthy marriages.'"

AP via Yahoo reports that Pres. Bush will be requesting $1 Billion over 5 years for the new missions to the moon and perhaps Mars.

I'm all for the increase in the NASA budget. It simply astonishes me that he is looking to come up with 50% more money to promote "healthy" (aka heterosexual) marriages, while at the same time he's advocating amending the United States constitution in such a way as to restrict couples who are actively seeking the right to the recognition of their already healthy but not legally recognized relationships. The constitution is supposed to protect citizens from oppression from the majority, not to impose fear-based limitations on the citizens.

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 10:32 AM