I don’t see any devout, church-going “Christians” getting all up in arms about this:
A real Las Vegas tradition. For the couple that wants to have some fun and tell their friends they got married at a “Drive Thru” wedding window in Las Vegas. Weather you come in your car, motorcycle, bicycle, or our Stretch Limousine you will have a great time. Daytime or evening weddings available 7 days a week 365 days a year. Take a look at the photos below, and see some of the unique vehicle ideas couples have had over the years.
Or this lovely little gem from the people that brought you “Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire”:
The show revolves around some poor sap in her late 30s whose biological clock is counting down in big, bright red numbers. Her family and friends are presented with five men of questionable sanity, and they boot them out one by one based on whether or not the men look good enough or have enough money (I’m assuming here).
As each guy gets shot down, the bride is presented with who she WON’T be marrying (uhmmm… Dating Game, anyone?). The grand finale is the big reveal, and the wedding is held right then and there in national television.
And just because I’m gay, I shouldn’t be allowed to violate the “sanctity of marriage” by declaring my commitment to the man I love?
The sanctity of what now? I couldn’t hear you over my spleen rupturing from all the laughter.
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Every blogpost out there is going to be about Obama ushering in a sweeping change. I’m happy about that. I LOVE that we’re going to get a fresh perspective. I LOVE that there’s new leadership. I LOVE that I live in a time when the leader of the free world is someone who would’ve been legally lynched just a few decades ago.
But I HATE that I live in a time when MY people are still being lynched. True, it’s not the physical prospect of imminent death. But our right to love and be protected under the law just like EVERYBODY else is strung up by the neck. The unabashed display of hate by three states: California, Florida, and Arizona, astound me.
We tried, folks. We really did. But it’s a bittersweet day.
We all need a drink (which is ironically what CNN thinks too, apparently)
US Electoral Map and Beer
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Posted in Rant, tagged barack obama, cnn, del martin, democratic national convention, democrats, equality, gay marriage, GLBT issues, hillary clinton, homosexuality, lgbt issues, phyllis lyon, politics, Rant, rights, sexism on August 28, 2008 |
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Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon were the first couple to get married in the state of California after more than half a century of being together. Del Martin passed away yesterday (27 August 2008), having only been married two months since June 16: the day California passed into law the legalization of gay marriage.
From Phyllis Lyon:
“Ever since I met Del 55 years ago, I could never imagine a day would come when she wouldn’t be by my side. I also never imagined there would be a day that we would actually be able to get married,I am devastated, but I take some solace in knowing we were able to enjoy the ultimate rite of love and commitment before she passed.”
I never met them, but I am thankful for the battles they fought for what I hope to have in the future. Thank you, Del and Phyllis. My heart goes out to you and your families.
The day the earth stood still
Cutting the cake
The way they were...
Sexism is alive and well in America. When Hillary Clinton spoke at the Democratic National Convention to unite the party, instead of focusing on the power of her message, CNN came out with this brilliant piece of fuckage:
Dan Hill, a body language expert and author of “Face Time,” told CNN that even while the words Clinton delivered offered an unequivocal endorsement of Barack Obama, her body language was much less affirmative.
“When she spoke about Obama, she really did not emote very much,” Hill said. “The only thing she showed was a very weak smile, the cheeks didn’t tend to lift very much, it was really almost what I would call a ‘crocodile smile’ where even the slight corners of the lips sometimes raise into a little bit of a smirk.”
“I don’t think that helped move the 30 percent of her supporters who say they won’t vote for Obama,” Hill added. “What she did do was appeal to voters at large, that she did more emotionally.”
OH. MY. FUCKING. GOD. CNN! I am seriously blocking you from my cable subscription. You’re no better of than Fucking Fox News.
A more brilliant rant from one of my favorite bloggers can be found here.
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I ruff you Georgie...
Although other countries made the first move, when Massachusetts decided to recognize the union of two loving adults, regardless of biological sex or sexual orientation, it was the shot heard around the world. The greatest nation of our time was finally coming around to the idea that gay marriage isn’t really gay marriage. It is just what it is: marriage. Two people declaring their undying love for each other, and being recognized as a productive core unit of society, accorded all the protections to any contributing member of this generation.
But when Massachusetts said it would protect its married gay denizens, the requirement was that one had to be a resident in good standing of the Commonwealth. California, never one to be outdone, took it one step further: the newlyweds need no longer be residents. Like Staten Island of yore, the sunshine state effectively opened her doors to gay men and women and invited them to rest their poor and weary. And now Massachusetts is catching up, reveling in the prospect of the economic gains brought about by the pink dollar. And I say more power to them. Anything that advances my cause for the right to marry is a good thing.
Heterosexual Ladies and Gentlemen, hear this: ALL WE WANT IS EQUALITY. To be protected under the same laws that protect you. When Britney Spears can create and destroy the bonds of marriage in 24 hours, in some unholy mockery of a venerable institution: SOMETHING IS WRONG. When two women who have been committed to each other for more than 60 years, cannot make medical decisions or decide on estate issues when the other is ill, SOMETHING IS WRONG. When two complete strangers who contribute nothing to the betterment of society, and seek to corrupt the system and drain it of its social security funds, are given the right to marry for nothing but a piece of paper and a discount on taxes, SOMETHING IS WRONG. When two men, who are assets to the community, holding down steady jobs to pay the taxes that feed the pigs that run their government, are denied their right to love and raise children, SOMETHING IS WRONG.
WE NEED TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT.
And we will get there, one stupid fucking right-wing conservative at a time.
Gay men and women of Massachusetts, raise your right hand
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