Posts tagged: marriage equality
Yesterday Rhode Island became the tenth state to legalize marriage equality. Yay, Rhode Island!
Lots of people were surprised when they noticed that every single Republican in the RI state senate — all 5 of ‘em — voted in favor of the bill. This is shocking because it means
gay rights are gaining within the GOPthere are still Republicans in Rhode Island.
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on my facebook wall today
Hillary Clinton announces support for same sex marriage.
“Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights…America is at its best when we champion the freedom and dignity of every human being.” - Hillary Clinton
Obama on gay adoption
BREAKING NEWS: France’s parliament passes gay marriage bill.
With Tuesday’s vote (February 12, 2013), France joins The Netherlands, Belgium, Norway and Spain, as well as Argentina, Canada and South Africa have authorized gay marriage, along with nine U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
Today, same-sex marriage is legal in Maryland. (By the way, congrats!) Alas, not everyone’s a fan. The guy above, for example, who stopped a popular wedding trolley business that earned him $50,000 per year because he didn’t want to have to serve gay couples due to his Christian beliefs.
hahahaha thank you LA times for such a great picture filled with hilarious innuendoes.
LGBTQ* Voting and Marriage Organizations You (Might) Want To Know
Register To Vote — RegisterToVote.Org
Absentee Federal Voting Assistance — Federal Voting Assistance Program
Find Your Voting Booth/Location — Vote411.org
it becomes a public issue when it involves infringement on my constitutional rights
Today, I was visiting my parents and we went to the park to relax because of the nice weather.
As it turns out, a wedding was going on in the area, which isn’t uncommon for that park.
I had my camera and was taking pictures of things and two little boys run over from the wedding ceremony, hand in hand and sit on the bench in front of me. I took a picture because it was just too adorable.
Next, they come closer to me, see my camera, and the one with the red hair says “Take a picture of me and my boyfriend!” and tries to get the other one to pose with him. I smile at the term, but don’t say anything, and take the picture.
I ask if they are with the wedding and they both nod, the redhead saying “Yes. And you know two boys can get married here now, too? Me and my boyfriend can get married.”
And I just thought it was so crazy and amazing that these two little boys were so open about themselves, even if it turns out later in their lives that they’re not gay, it’s still amazing.
The brown-haired one at one point took a pretty big spill on the pavement, and me and my parents ran over to see if he was okay, but had a scrape on his elbow. He said he was fine, and that his mom had a bandaid he could use, so his boyfriend kissed him on the mouth and held his hand, taking him over to where the adults in the wedding were.
It’s incredible how much things are changing and how open kids are able to be.
I can’t even. This is just too cute.