Posts tagged marriage equality
Posts tagged marriage equality
Gabrielle and Jacqueline, July 24, 2011
New York City, New York
This is so beautiful, ugly crying rn
Glad you asked because it’s super simple to put my answer into one sentence:
Separate but equal is for white supremacists and homophobes.
Any other questions? Treat’d.
Gays are sorry for wrecking hater’s marriage.
Last week, in the wake of a hot-and-heavy extramarital affair with a male staffer and multiple reprimands from her own Republican party, Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch apologized and resigned.
But the affair wasn’t her fault: Two years ago, Koch co-authored a Defense of Marriage bill declaring, “A marriage between a man and a woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in Minnesota.” The bill did not pass, and consequently the institution of marriage was so degraded that Koch had no choice but to jump in bed with a hot hunk of burning political staffer man love, thereby cheating on her husband.
Minnesota’s gays are so sorry that this happened. One Gay, speaking on behalf of All Gays (according to my knowledge of Glee that’s how they communicate, like a hive of bees) issued an apology in the pages of Twin Cities alt-weekly City Pages:
An Open Apology to Amy Koch on Behalf of All Gay and Lesbian Minnesotans
Dear Ms. Koch,
On behalf of all gays and lesbians living in Minnesota, I would like to wholeheartedly apologize for our community’s successful efforts to threaten your traditional marriage. We are ashamed of ourselves for causing you to have what the media refers to as an “illicit affair” with your staffer, and we also extend our deepest apologies to him and to his wife. These recent events have made it quite clear that our gay and lesbian tactics have gone too far, affecting even the most respectful of our society.
We apologize that our selfish requests to marry those we love has cheapened and degraded traditional marriage so much that we caused you to stray from your own holy union for something more cheap and tawdry. And we are doubly remorseful in knowing that many will see this as a form of sexual harassment of a subordinate.
It is now clear to us that if we were not so self-focused and myopic, we would have been able to see that the time you wasted diligently writing legislation that would forever seal the definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman, could have been more usefully spent reshaping the legal definition of “adultery.”
Forgive us. As you know, we are not church-going people, so we are unable to fully appreciate that “gay marriage” is incompatible with Christian values, despite the fact that those values carry a biblical tradition of adultery such as yours. We applaud you for keeping that tradition going.
And finally, shame on us for thinking that marriage is a private affair, and that our marriage would have little impact on anyone’s family. We now see that marriage is more than that. It is an agreement with society. We should listen to the Minnesota Family Council when it tells us that marriage is about being public, which explains why marriages are public ceremonies. Never did we realize that it is exactly because of this societal agreement that the entire world is looking at you in shame and disappointment instead of minding its own business.
From the bottom of our hearts, we ask that you please accept our apology.
This is awesome.
I just want you to sit back and absorb the awesome this exudes. Are you feeling it?
Clint Eastwood being a BAMF while discussing same-sex marriage in GQ’s October edition. He boils down the arguments for marriage equality to a beautiful simplicity - Why not?
He really means this:
I dare anyone to disagree with Clint Eastwood. For fuck’s sake, he was Dirty Harry! He makes Chuck Norris look like Justin Bieber. I don’t know about you all, but his quote literally made my day better.
I don’t have high hopes for the legislation — the House majority is still the House majority — but the Obama White House’s support for the Respect For Marriage Act is the latest in a series of encouraging steps on civil rights.
President Obama is throwing his support behind the Respect For…
In honor of PRIDE parades across the country and the marriage equality legislation passed in NY, I’m letting the flag fly! Here’s to a quick signing!
In an amazing and impassioned speech, Minnesota State Rep. and wounded Iraq veteran John Kriesel (R) stood up to fellow Republican legislators before a vote on a constitutional amendment that would prohibit future lawmakers from legalizing same sex marriage.
“If this was five, six years ago, I probably would have voted yes,” he admitted — but “everything changed,” Kriesel said, after he was wounded in Iraq.
“It woke me up. It changed me,” he explained. “…Happiness is so hard to find for people. So they find it — they find someone that makes them happy — and we want to say you can be together, you can love that person, but you can’t marry them. That’s wrong. That’s wrong and I disagree with it.”
“This amendment doesn’t represent what I went to fight for,” Kriesel insisted, before holding up a photo of a gay soldier who was killed in Iraq.
“I don’t know about you guys, but I cannot look at this family, look at this picture, and say ‘You know what, corporal, you were good enough to fight for your country and give your life, but you were not good enough to marry the person you love.’ I can’t do that. I cannot do that and I won’t do that. If there was a ‘hell no’ button right here, I would press it. That would be the one I would press.”
The statehouse passed the marriage amendment by a vote of 70-62, with Kriesel being one of the only Republicans to vote against his party.
Minnesota has a long and potentially polarizing campaign in store after state lawmakers agreed to allow voters to decide whether to limit civil marriage to heterosexual couples – a prohibition that already exists in state law.
The House voted 70-63 just before midnight Saturday after nearly six hours of emotional debate that raised many of the issues likely to resonate in the coming campaign.
Critics of the amendment said it would divide families and neighbors and harm the dignity of gay people, while its supporters said the definition of marriage is important enough that voters alone – not judges or legislators – should decide how it’s addressed in the constitution.
A.K.A. The implications of the Schwarzenegger/Shriver separation announcement.
This is a brilliant angle and I only wish I’d been genius enough to think of it, but alas, once again I have been beaten to the punch by my girl Shark-Fu, haha!